From my kitchen window, I can readily see the front door of an storm shelter in the schools complex on W. 93rd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues.
I decided to pop in and snap a few photos before someone said doing so wasn’t allowed. Since it is such a joyless place, I was happy not to tarry, but I wanted to share with readers how miserable the experience must be for those who have had to abandon their homes.
Spending nights and much of the days in a school gym (where voting is to take place on Tuesday) now serving as dormitory, commissary and clothing-supply facility has to be better than making do in a cold and powerless apartment. But it ain’t great.
There is much need of volunteer help and clothing.
One woman I questioned said that Sandy had forced her to leave her home in the Lower East Side. The photos below will give you some idea of where she has to live now.