NEW YORK — With traffic snarled and subway service out for an indeterminate amount of time, New Yorkers tried to return to work Wednesday after Hurricane Sandy brought the city to a halt for two days.
Instead of having the usual morning crush of commuters darting to their offices, Times Square was awash Wednesday with people looking for things to do. By 10 a.m., the line for the TKTS booth was already teeming with people perhaps more interested in a few hours of heat and elecricity than the actual Broadway shows they were buying discount tickets to. Forever 21 was busy with shoppers, while the Disney store next door was still boarded up (though a good-humored graffiti artist had written the name and number of a New Jersey glass company.) Some stores like Billabong, Quiksilver and Sephora literally had their doors wide open so that passersby knew they were open. Aeropostale still had its store windows boarded up but a handwritten note read, “We will open at noon.”
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