This Amazing Time Lapse Video Shows Sandy’s Assault On New York And The Moment The Lights Went Out

A camera on top of 2 Northside Piers shows New York before Sandy rolled in, its destructive approach, and the sudden loss of power as the storm surge flooded lower Manhattan.

This is the best angle and the longest exposure we’ve yet seen of Sandy’s full impact. The video was created by Silas Maniatis.

Hat tip to Luke Taylor

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The Kickstarter Blog: Surprise! A Visit From What Happens When


What happens when co-founder/designer Emilie Baltz, of experimental pop-up restaurant What Happens When (waka waka waka), shows up at your office door with her head pastry chef and three tubs full of cookies in tow? Well, let us be the first to tell you: you grab a paper towel, a cup of milk, and you eat, and eat, and eat (with intermittent breaks for laughter, natch). 

We’re pretty sure we’re not alone when we say that there’s few things in life more exciting than the delivery en masse of delicious, freshly baked cookies. This kind of made our day/week/lives. Thank you, Emilie! I’d say more, but, you know, “can’t talk/eating” etc. 

Emilie and her head pastry chef.

It appears that Emilie, a seven-time PopTech volunteer, moonlights as a cookie fairy!