Today Over Twitter: Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath

by Corinna Kirsch on October 30, 2012 Today Over Twitter

@fffolly: emergency vehicles could only get as far as 10th ave. rescue workers had to wade down w 24th st from there. #ZoneA

From the looks of it, Manhattan’s galleries and museums will be out of commission for a few more days. The situation in Chelsea seems particularly grim, given the neighborhood’s proximity to the water. Reeling from power outages, many of the city’s galleries have also experienced flooding and loss of heat.

Postmasters’ Magda Sawon kept everyone up-to-date with the latest surrounding her 19th street gallery:


Earlier today, Gagosian quickly rescinded a tweet noting that its New York galleries would be open for the day. The person behind that Twitter feed had obviously not checked in with other staff or Gallerist, which had already reported that firefighters were investigating a gas leak in front of their 21st street gallery.

We’re also worried about DUMBO, which, like Chelsea, received the brunt of the storm.



Bushwick’s galleries, like the rest of Bushwick’s residents, seem to be doing more than fine with their hurrication. Stephanie Theodore of Theodore Art biked down to the gallery today and reported:

With no reason to worry, there was reason to celebrate:

Museums across Manhattan will stay closed until further notice.

We wonder, alongside museum closures, how museums have weathered the storm. Kelly Crow is curious about this, too:

Despite setbacks, some of New York’s curators are going above and beyond to keep a business as usual attitude. Museum of the Moving Image curator Jason Eppink trudged over to the museum to drop off Aram Bartholl’s new Dead Drop DVD (it opens at the museum today).

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