New York Magazine delivers a stunning aerial photograph looking uptown from the lower end of Manhattan for this week’s cover. The photograph is a reminder of how natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy can cripple metropolitan areas like New York City. From their editor’s note: ”The offices of New York, at Varick and Canal Streets, sit right on the border of Zone A and Zone B, in a corner of downtown where the lines on the evacuation map synced uncannily with the boundary between wet and dry last Monday night. That location also put our building in the part of the city that would spend the rest of the week without electricity, an eventuality that the magazine proved unprepared for, especially when Sandy severely complicated access to our backup servers in New Jersey.”
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