I have read a bunch of articles on the web lately about New Yorkers who gained weight while stuck at home with no power. Well here is a simple solution. What burns calories and relieves you of the guilt of bitching about an added five pounds? Storm cleanup.
After Hurricane Irene, officials at NYU Langone Medical Center spent several million dollars protecting its backup power system from flooding, according to Richard Cohen, vice president of facilities operations.
On Monday, October 29, Scott Falk was worried. He had made all necessary preparations for Hurricane Sandy as his building was designated a Zone A evacuation site. But it wasn't high tide as yet and already the storm surge had caused the FDR to flood.
My father grew up in Atlantic City and owned a house in a neighboring town until just a few years ago. Looking at footage of splintered chunks of the city's famous boardwalk floating down city streets, I saw disaster.