Because huge parts of the subway system are still down and much of lower Manhattan is without power, lots of people in my neighborhood are "working from home" today.
For many of them, that actually means working from Starbucks, which has power, wi-fi, and an abundance of caffeine on tap.
So the places are packed. Uncomfortably packed.
Here's what my local SBUX looks like. The photos don't actually quite do the clastrophobia-enducing nature of the situation justice:
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