For those concerned, Pam and I and the cats are all fine. Park Slope was largely spared the worst of the results of the winds and tides and water. We haven't lost power and our apartment, which is on the third floor, has had no damage.
It's alarming and scary, of course, to know how vulnerable our home - by which I mean New York City - is to these types of storms and just what the global warming looks like close up. My day job is in Lower Manhattan, right near South Ferry, so its inaccessible and may well be for a day or two. All the subways are shut down. The Battery Tunnel is flooded completely. Many people have no power. None of us know yet what the public health problems will be associated with flood water and food spoiling and hospitals being overwhelmed.
On the personal front, Pam's artistic home is called Observatory and it is very near the Gowanus Canal, so we're concerned that it's been damaged. We'll see.My good friends over at Blue Coyote Theater Group just opened Coney, and like many other shows, it's shut down for now.
Not much to say otherwise. Hope you're well, and your loved ones are well.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.