Friday, November 2, 2012

Galleries in Chelsea hit by storm

Where Creations Faced Destruction

Published: October 31, 2012

The first thing you noticed walking through the streets lined with art galleries between 10th and 11th Avenues in Chelsea, on Wednesday, was the constant, undulating roar of generators, and the hoses, in clumps of three or four, snaking out of just about every gallery, from which cold water that had come flooding in from the Hudson River now gushed into the street. But if you peeked into the darkened galleries — no one here had electricity — you got a sense of the toll Hurricane Sandy has taken on the district, an important part of the arts economy.

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