What It’s Like In NYC Now

by Salvatore Pane

“On my way home last night, it was incredibly startling to see the city as seen from going down Second Avenue: all of a sudden, around 39th street, the lights are gone. All of them. It’s like the city just died at a line, and there are no remnants of ‘life’ afterward. The traffic lights are gone, too, which means traffic is horrific and slow and painful. Today I tried to get four miles uptown and it took 45 minutes and $30 in a cab.”


Pretty much everyone I know lives on the east coast, and I’m safe and sound in the midwest. This article on Slate paints a good picture of the state of things.