Stranded in New York with Sandy

November 2nd, 2012 | Posted by Gregoire Michaud in Daily life... | Travel

The Big Apple never fails to impress!

I am posting this from New York City where I am stranded….

One of the most exciting event in my career was set to take place in New York on October 30th where I was invited to cook some desserts for a very special event. It was planned to have chefs from the four corners of the world flown in to participate and it was set to be a stunning event with loads of great guest, until an unexpected guest showed up, uninvited and despite any effort to keep her away, Sandy showed up!

Hurricane Sandy was luring a few days before the event and made sure to make its landfall right on the day the event was planned. And since I was already here, I’ve got stranded in my hotel room for these few days… The State of Emergency is in place and everything is clamped down…. everything? except maybe the crane on the One57 building hanging down 90 floors over the street. With guts winds reaching a near 150km/h, everything is potentially dangerous as all sort of objects are flying around.

Sandy took over 60 lives in the NY area; my deepest thoughts are with their families and friends.

With more than 10’000 flights cancelled so far, I was really hoping to be able to catch my flight scheduled mid-week, but no luck – the priority was to stay safe and sound. Every public transportation was shut down and it was therefore impossible to move in the city. Airports and subway flooded all around town! I could finally get a flight back scheduled for coming Saturday – fingers crossed! Until then, I will try to visit friends and places in the Big apple!

Across the street from my hotel room!


no good news!

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  • Swee San

    oh no.. do take care!

    • Gregoire Michaud

      Thank you!!! :)

  • Yippee@theFreshLoaf

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. Are you home now? Hope everything is all right with you. Too bad that I no longer live in New York, otherwise could have met you there. But I do plan to visit home next year, hopefully we’ll be able to meet then.

    • Gregoire

      Hi Yippee ! :) I’m on my way back to HK now. Despite the hurricane I could visit a little and eat great foods around town. Would be great to meet next time indeed! :-)

  • Daisy

    Oh gosh that’s really not good :( I remember seeing your tweets and was quite worried….I visited NYC at the start of the year and can hardly imagine such a vibrant city and everything is closed.

    I’m just glad that you finally got home alright ~

    • Gregoire Michaud

      aww that’s so sweet Daisy! Thank you very much! Yes, I was last in New York 15 years ago and I had such a great time! This time around was different, but nevertheless good to be back! Looking much forward seeing you next month!! :)

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