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.
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October 31, 2012