Hurricane Sandy crashed her way through Hoboken, causing ridiculous citywide flooding, turning the PATH into real-life BioShock, and mildly inconveniencing Eli Manning. Flooding, water damage, and debris have laid waste to our fine city… except the MakerBar!
Our intrepid member Chris Ferreira trekked (swam?) through the flooding and found that the MakerBar did amazingly well. The space is dry, all projects and tools are safe, and the roof is holding like a champ. The only immediate damage was one window that got torn off, but we needed a place to put an air conditioner anyways. The power is out; considering the damage to the city, it might be a while until it’s back online. Oh yeah, there’s a little flooding.
The MakerBar seems to have a resistance to hurricanes! The space, projects, and members are safe; and hopefully things will soon drain and power will get restored.
We’re still deciding if we want to run a Postapocalyptic Craft Night this Friday. If you’re man enough, leave a comment or reach out to makerbar at googlegroups dot com !