Lower East Side: Alphabet City through my eyes

Photo by: Kerry Baldeos, Manhattan SDA Church @ Washington Square. We were passing out hot food. That is me with the hat 🙂 with Sasha, Crystal and a new found friend.

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Here is a photographic journey through the Lower East Side and my wanderings. On Sabbath, we passed out hot food, and we went to the Washington Square Park, but also hit up the East Village. When I saw the devastation there, I decided to go back and document.

By: Gabriela Yareliz
Welcome to Alphabet City.

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Volunteers at the Thompkins Square Park. They are going to check on the elderly and take them food and water. Some parts of the neighborhood have no power, others have power but no water.

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Cleaning out flooded homes and restaurants. People had masks on. The smell was pretty bad. Many lost a lot, or close to everything.

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By: Gabriela Yareliz
Flooded restaurant pumping out the water.

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Con Ed, thank you for your tireless hours and for working hard to try to restore power.

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People getting fed by the Mercy Chefs. Note: The sun is actually out 🙂

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Boxes of food.

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Waiting for food.

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Flood waters remain. You can see the waterline on many cars.

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The walls of Alphabet City.

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My flag on the wall.

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City sidewalks; dirty sidewalks…

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Not sure what was happening, but they had an emergency heating unit here. It is really cold, and everything was dark, so I am assuming these people had no power.

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“Con Ed, send inspector; We are ready for electricity”

By: Gabriela Yareliz

By: Gabriela Yareliz
If you want to stock up on groceries… tough luck. This is at Gristedes, but it is pretty much the same view anywhere you go…

 

A SPECIAL THANKS TO: All of the friends and family who kept us all in their prayers while we continued in the dark and cold. Keep praying for those who still have no power, whose neighborhoods are a mess and for those who have lost all. Your prayers mean so much. It was your prayers that kept us going and keep us going.

God bless.

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