New Yorkers Jonesing for Sports

New Yorkers Jonesing for Sports

I live on the corner of Broadway and Worth Street in lower Manhattan.

Because of Hurricane Sandy, I haven’t had water, electricity, Internet or cell-phone reception since Monday afternoon.

 

To leave my apartment, I need to walk 15 flights with a flashlight. When I exit the building at the ground floor, there are no working traffic lights, no open stores or restaurants and no real signs of life outside. My neighborhood — home of City Hall, hectic Canal Street and the Federal Building — usually is a bustling center of activity and business.

 

It’s a ghost town now.

 

I’ve seen a lot over the past 96 hours.

The one thing I haven’t seen?

 

Sports.

 

And I’m not ashamed to say it: Hell, I miss sports.

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