The Storm of ’07 and the Commute of 8/8

Over on Flickr, Gothamist is gathering some incredible shots of the aftermath of last night’s storm and the chaos of this morning’s commute. We’d love it if you would share your morning commute story here on Streetsblog. And check out these photos, thanks to Gothamist’s remarkable network of contributors…


Prospect Park South, Brooklyn. Flickr photographer tmbg37 has lots more of these.

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Crowding on the Delancey Street subway platform by md76

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Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. Photo by Dietrich.


Park Row, City Hall— angry commuters wait for buses to go uptown. Dietrich’s photos are outstanding.


Waiting for the bus at Park Row, City Hall. By Dietrich.


More bus crowding from Unlisted Sightings.


Car commuters found that the Grand Central Parkway was closed too. By Dan Dickinson.

Kidsturk captures this shot at Broadway and Canal and writes, "To get to Wall Street today, I took the Q from the 9th Avenue D-M stop
in Brooklyn to Canal Street with the plan of taking the downtown M1
bus. In the end, I overtook about eight M1s walking from Canal to Wall
Street, to the constant sound of car horns and yelling drivers. Mmm, dulcet."

Special thanks to Gothamist New York.

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  • adam

    my commuting story? I rode my bike. It took 25 minutes, same as any other day. *smug* 🙂

  • adam

    oh, wrong thread. feel free to move my comment if possible.

  • Chasa

    I thought it was hilarious how the MTA subway folks were directing everyone at the Atlantic Station to take the bus to DeKalb. This was bad advice becasue a) Pacific had trains working which was a block away and b) the bus probably took an hour to get to DeKalb while you could walk it in 10 minutes.

  • usq

    Stupid human trick:

    Subways as hybrid human-electric transit.

  • Geoff

    Looks like the photos were actually taken in Prospect Park South.

  • Eric

    Sure, the commute was a little rough today, what with the near-total failure of the subway system. But Brooklyn is getting its very own professional basketball team!!! C’mon, people. A little commuting difficulty seems a small price to pay in order to be able to deliver MTA property to Bruce Ratner for far less than it’s worth. And the city surely wouldn’t have been able to wisely deploy the $200 million with which the 421-a “reform” bill will line Ratner’s pockets.

    Go Nets!

  • Angus Grieve-Smith

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