Wall Street turned to Bordeaux, sushi and faxes as Hurricane Sandy wreaked the most havoc in the history of the city’s transit system and closed stock markets on consecutive days for the first time for weather since 1888.
“I had to go to the wine cellar and find a good bottle of wine and drink it before it goes bad,” Murry Stegelmann, 50, a founder of investment-management firm Kilimanjaro Advisors LLC, wrote in an e-mail after he lost power at 6 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Darien, Connecticut.
The bottle he chose, a 2005 Chateau Margaux, was given 98 points by wine critic Robert Parker and is on sale at the Westchester Wine Warehouse for $999.99.
“Outstanding,” Stegelmann said. He started the day with green tea at Starbucks, talking with neighbors about the New York Yankees’ future and moving boats to the parking lot of Darien’s Middlesex Middle School.
class war something something
“While Stegelmann didn’t make it in, at least two chief executive officers of Wall Street banks worked out of their headquarters during a storm that killed 18 people in New York City, sparked a fire that razed 111 homes in Queens, flooded tunnels of the biggest U.S. transit system and left 750,000 customers without power. Morgan Stanley (MS) CEO James Gorman walked three miles to get from the firm’s Times Square office to his home in Manhattan.”
three miles! three miles!
aka how far i push a stroller every damn day of my life aka “going for a walk”
however many more hurricanes it will take to kill every last one of you that’s how many i pray for
(via dayan)6 months ago