Powerless New Yorkers Find Creative Ways to Charge Gadgets
Hurricane Sandy knocked out power for most New Yorkers below 39th Street. But an outage didn’t deter those iPhone-Android-clenchers and Wi-Fi-seeking nomads. Many people trekked uptown to (creatively) make use of power sources.
Chase ATMs were crammed full of people who brought extension cords. And, conveniently, Starbucks left its Wi-Fi open despite closing all of its stores.
Here’s how New Yorkers went all MacGyver to get the juice for their phones and a reliable Wi-Fi signal.
October 31, 2012