Sandy at night

Without power, lower Manhattan is dark except for police and ambulance lights, strobing red, orange, deep blue, and spots from little flashlights that people carry to see their way. The point of reference, like the North Star, is the Empire State Building, the line of demarcation. Everything north of the Building is normal, as though little happened. South of it is another world, quiet, strange, like a movie set.
In this photograph, looking north from 14 street. ©Nina Berman 2012, All Rights Reserved