*A lot of stuff is closed – this includes cafes in Brooklyn (Gimme!, Blue Bottle, etc) and cafes in Manhattan (Third Rail, Vandaag, etc). This means everyone got to go out / bunker in last night and get drunk without having to wake up early.
* Based on employee availability, some cafes are beginning to re-open for the afternoon – notably the Grumpy locations in Park Slope and Greenpoint, Everyman Espresso in the East Village and Sweetleaf in Long Island City, Queens. (*UPDATE 3:07pm EST: Joe on Waverly is now open as well.) The problem for cafes in New York isn’t storm damage, it’s employee availability – the subways are still closed, and faithful baristas are taking epic cross-bridge cab rides to get to where they need to be. Take that, apathy stereotypes.
*The storm wasn’t that big of a deal, but man, New York without subways is a strange, strange thing.
Also, this happened (via Gothamist):[youtube]RlfelGrsGR0&[/youtube]
(feel free to update or correct in the comments below)