Eye opening short documentary showcasing bike riders of NYC in the midst of Sandy’s wrath.
Fortunately for us here at SOAO, we were not in any of the flood zones when Sandy hit last fall. We had gotten a lot of wind, and a ton of rain, but other than that we didn’t receive much damage at all. I don’t even recall seeing a fallen tree now that I think about it. We never lost power and all the neighborhood stores, restaurants and businesses were open the next day. It was almost as if nothing really happened.
Sadly, a lot of other parts within the five boroughs — as well as those surrounding them — were not so lucky. There are communities and entire towns that will never be the same, or even resemble the areas they once were. Many established bars, restaurants, shops and other locally owned businesses have abandoned all hope of returning to their former glory, if ever even returning at all.
Now, 6 months later, it’s still a sad situation when thinking about how much so many have lost. However, slowly but surely, these communities will rebuild and flourish again. New Yorkers have faced a lot of troubling times, and yet we still have this unending tenacity that will always allow us to bounce back and make it better than ever.
The Hurricane Sandy On Bikes In NYC footage was shot by bicyclists in the lower areas of Manhattan from when the “Frankenstorm” was starting to hit, until just after the power went out.
Source: Casey Neistat