Weekly “Sandy” Recap for Hoboken, NJ – November 11, 2012

The effects of Hurricane Sandy dominate the news for a second week in a row!

Life moves forward after Sandy in Hoboken, NJ

Hoboken was lucky compared to other areas. But the damage and inconvenience we experienced in this dense city was still unprecedented, and we showed a lot of character as the recovery progressed.

Sandy Charity prevalent in the Mile Square

Probably from now to the end of the year – Hurricane Sandy-based charity events will dominate. And it was nice to see the spirit stay strong during the second week after the storm.

Some buildings were badly damaged (and managed)

As the recovery picked up speed in Hoboken – stories surfaced how some residents were being “left behind” by questionable condo management situations. Additionally, horror stories of how dozens of vehicles were destroyed when they didn’t have to be.

Tremendous photos and videos of Sandy and Hoboken

The second most impactful way to experience a storm is with pictures and videos (other than being on the front line personally!) Below are just some of the images we published last week.

  • Phenomenal Flooding PhotosLocal photographer Brian Dieck was in the middle of it all with his skilled use of the camera lens.
  • Best wishes from FloridaA former resident makes some visual tributes for us to show he cares.
  • Damage was obviousHoboken411 canvassed the city to witness mountains of refuse as residents cleaned out their basements.
  • Eli Manning Flood ZoneWater rushed up to the Hudson Tea building as we wondered if the Giants QB ventured out into the storm waters.

Many people chose “moving pictures” (i.e., video) to capture the essence of Hurricane Sandy:

  • Scenes from SandyA fantastic chronological video that shows Hoboken before, during and after the superstorm.
  • The Flooding ExperienceFormer resident Mark from South Carolina felt compelled to create a video photo gallery of life in Hoboken.
  • “It’s Hoboken”Ryan Shibley provides us with a great break from the devastating movies – with an uplifting video that shows all the good things about our city!

Despite Hurricane Sandy, Hoboken politics forges ahead

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Inspirational Quote of the Week:

“In a fight between you and the world, pick the world”

– Frank Zappa