Photograph by @andjelicaaa via Instagram
We had a real scare this week when superstorm Sandy raged through the area and spread such destruction across her startlingly wide path. While Dumbo flooded considerably, the Rabbithole space at 33 Washington St was spared most of the damage, and for that we consider ourselves very fortunate. We express deepest sympathy for those who did not survive the storm, and for those whose homes and property were destroyed by the hurricane. If you are able, please consider donating to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund to help those who are presently without homes to food, shelter and medical treatment.
We do have a few inches of flooding throughout the entire 5,000 sq ft space, which we've been pumping out. It'll take a few days to dry entirely and be cleaned. We're also experiening transport difficulties with the subway being down in the stations near Dumbo. For that reason we'll be canceling classes through Friday, and potentially through the weekend. We'll be in contact with any registered students to either reschedule or refund your class. In the meantime, stay warm, stay safe and take pictures!
The above photo was shot by Ana Andjelic at the height of the storm. As stormwaters rose higher throughout the night, the recently relocated and beloved structure Jane's Carousel, a personal restoration project of Dumbo developer Jane Walentas, was in danger of being overrun by the flood. In this image shared on Instagram Monday night, Andjelic shows the carousel marooned on an island, an eerie visual that became a top trending picture on Twitter.