I grew up in New Jersey about 30 miles outside of New York City and lived in Manhattan before coming to Omaha. My parents still live in NJ, as do both of my grandmothers, and my sister and brother-in-law are in Manhattan. I have family in Long Island and friends who live across the Tri-State area, including Connecticut.
Although I live in Nebraska now, I am still an East Coast girl at heart, and I’ve been glued to the TV all week watching Hurricane Sandy coverage. My heart goes out to all those affected by the storm, especially those living in New York and New Jersey where Sandy hit the hardest. I can hardly recognize places I once knew so well–Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, parts of lower Manhattan. The destruction is mind-blowing.
These long-exposure images of New York City were taken by photographer Randy Scott Slavin the night after Sandy made landfall. The streets were literally pitch black, he said. Using a tripod and long exposures Randy was able to see in the dark, so to speak, and created a series titled “NYC Unplugged.”
A few other things that caught my attention this week:
Emily’s blog A Denver Home Companion has a beautiful new design — check it out!
Check out The Craft Pack’s new e-book A Hip Handmade Holiday for projects, videos and printables. (I wish I had the crafting gene! Ugh!)
I’m really into the modern shape of this lightweight hoodie.
I really like Cait’s monthly mantra for November.
Why we need to get over ourselves right now.
All proceeds from this incredible print will go to the American Red Cross to assist those affected by Sandy.
I’ve always loved the storytelling aspect of charm bracelets. (Also, isn’t Garden and Gun the strangest name for a magazine?)
Do you watch The New Girl? I laughed out loud when Nick was in the haunted house during this week’s episode. He and Schmidt are the best characters on the show, hands down. Max Greenfield, the actor who plays Schmidt, is pretty funny in real life, too. He wrote about his Emmy experience for this week’s goop.
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Have a happy weekend!