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- Racked boss Lockhart Steele surveyed the damage at the South Street Seaport. He writes, "The legendary first J. Crew location took on a good bit of water. Mannequin carnage inside."
- More from Lock: "The Fulton Mall. All of this was under at least five feet of water at peak of storm."
- Also from Lock: "Smashed front window at Ann Taylor store. Wasn't much looting, though, as tons of merch remains strewn inside. A total mess."
- Earlier today, Whole Foods gave away frozen food in Tribeca. Image via @katebetts.
- This morning, Rite Aid on Grand Street (on the LES) was letting in shoppers one by one. Here's a picture of the line via The Lo-Down.
- Also this morning, people waited in line for food and water outside Fine Fare on the Lower East Side. Image via The Lo-Down.
- Prince Street was empty circa 9:45am. Image via @TomNamako/Twitter.
- Working out in the dark at The Bar Method Soho around lunchtime. Photo via Facebook.
- Crowds gathered outside Rag & Bone in Nolita, a rare downtown corner with cell phone reception. Image via @bringmedabir/Twitter.
Over the course of the last 24 hours, people have started talking about two Manhattans: the one uptown, where high-end stores are back in business and the lights are still on, and the one downtown, which is still a zone of darkness and mystery. It's surprisingly hard to even find photos from below 14th Street, but we've collected what we've got into the slideshow above. Basic takeaway: Soho's empty, the South Street Seaport is a mess, and wherever grocery stores are handing out food, there's bound to be a line.
· Just About All of the Big Department Stores Have Reopened [Racked NY]