The one who got out of bed and somehow managed to get to the rallying point, snag a snazzy fluorescent vest and a light baton, and got to work directing traffic at the intersections with no working lights. That guy. Biking and walking across the blocks affected by the power outage was a whole lot scarier than I'd ever imagined it would be. It only takes that one car who doesn't see you!
Thanks guys in traffic posts!
The one who got out of bed and somehow managed to get to work, tied on her uniform apron and started in on the breakfast and lunch shift
Being able to get hot food, and hot coffee was a re-appreciated little luxury.
Thanks guys in the bodegas and eateries!
And the train information guys at 34th Street Herald Square who directed a gazillion people to the correct side of the tracks, answered the same question two gazillion times, and did it standing on hard subway platforms most of the time. I have no idea how these guys got to work, but it was great to have them there.
Thanks MTA front line customer service guys!
We often think of infrastructure as roads and pipes and transportation but this hurricane showed me that our true infrastructure, what really keeps us going are the working folks of New York.
Thanks guys! In the words of the great Graham Nash "everything is easier cause of you."