[3:30 p.m.] Here’s a little bit of good news from Steven Henry, the director of Paula Cooper Gallery on West 21st (where there was a gas leak scare earlier today): “Gallery is essentially fine. There was about 3 feet of
[2:00 p.m.] Dealer Zach Feuer sends along these photos from his gallery. “Loose con Ed transformers and doors warped shut are keeping us from seeing the back rooms and storage,” he writes.
[1:15 p.m.] Residents of Chelsea can be seen leaving darkened buildings all over the neighborhood with large suitcases. There are murmurs from firefighters and Con Ed employees that power won’t be back on until Saturday, though right now there’s no way to be sure.
[1:00 p.m.] The firefighters have left the West 21st block after inspecting a gas leak, and Con Edison employees are cleaning up and clearing out as well.
[12:30 p.m.] At Leo Koenig on West 23rd Street, the
[12:20 p.m.] Around noon, briefly, the sun came out and went away again.
On West 24th Street, outside Andrea Rosen’s new gallery, close to 11th Avenue, an employee was sweeping out about a foot of
Outside David Zwirner Gallery on 19th Street, a group of four men had attached a new chain to the warped steel gate in front of the gallery and were trying to raise it. When that didn’t work, they started hitting it with a sledgehammer to straighten it out. When they were finally able to lift the gate two feet off the ground, the darkened room inside was covered in mud and debris.
[12:10 p.m.] West 21st Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues is underwater right now, after being clear earlier in the day. Electricity remains out throughout the neighborhood. Firefighters are in front of Gagosian investigating a gas leak. Sediment residue on the gallery’s glass entrance shows that
[12:00 p.m.] The streets of West Chelsea were quiet this morning around 9:30 a.m., with gallery employees just starting to show up to survey the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. People in the neighborhood reported that, last night,
Construction sites in the area were flooded, and steel roller shutters at some galleries had been pushed in, presumably because of