Open Phones: What Plans Did Sandy Derail?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Far Rockaway after Hurricane Sandy. Far Rockaway after Hurricane Sandy. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Sandy not only caused displacement and destruction for some communities, but also derailed plans for many in the tri-State area. Were you starting a business, thinking of moving, anticipating an event, or planning anything else that was derailed by Sandy? Big or small - post your story here or call 212-433-9692!

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Comments [4]

NA from SI from staten island ny

I am currently unemployed and had job interviews scheduled, but were cancelled due to hurricane Sandy.

Nov. 20 2012 11:58 AM
Amy Adams from red hook

I have a studio in Red Hook and all of my equipment was destroyed. As the clean up has progressed I've become more and more dismayed about the prospects of rebuilding as I find more of my belonging destroyed. So yeah, I might be taking this as an opurtunity to start a new career! It's sort of exciting.

Nov. 20 2012 11:52 AM
Andrea from Northern NJ

Local to me in northern NJ, the Art School at Old Church ( was forced to cancel their 38th annual pottery show & sale, their biggest fundraiser of the year and a renown event for potters & collectors alike. A huge loss this community center as well as for this group of potters from around the nation who work through the year to hand create inventory for the event.

Nov. 20 2012 11:51 AM
Karen from NYC

Just a note re Presidents' Week: When my son was in middle-school, that was the week that we took a family winter vacation. We either visited relatives in Florida, or to the Caymans or Puerto Rico. We'd buy a package deal, reserving (and paying) back in July or August.

Therefore, people have plans on which they've spent money -- teachers as well as parents. My prediction is that the kids will not show up, and the teachers will lose their vacation $$$. I certainly would not have lost $3,000 because the City had scheduled three extra school days; we'd have gone anyway, and our son would have made up the work.

Nov. 20 2012 11:14 AM

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