While preparing for the big race, I stayed in Flushing for a few days feeling right at home with my distant relations of mainly Chinese and Korean. I wouldn’t have looked out of place either with my closer cousins the Lenape of the Algonquian tribes here in the land of the braves and used-to-be free, but there’s just too many million dwellings to go door-knocking to find them.
It wasn't foggy outside but all the trains and buses have been grounded.
New York's high rate of public transit use, 120,000 daily cyclists, and many pedestrian commuters make it the most energy-efficient major city in the United States. In 2011, it was the most walkable city in the United States. Walk and bicycle modes of travel account for 21% of all modes for trips in the city. Just like me and 99.99% of Chonglianites, 78% of Manhattanites do not own a car. And just like 99.9% of Mainit households, New York is the only US city in which a majority (52%) of households do not have a car.
Hurricanes are rare in the New York area, but always have the potential to strike the area. Hurricane Sandy hit New York City on October 29, 2012, causing destructive flooding to streets, tunnels, and subway lines in Lower Manhattan and other areas. Sandy caused the cancellation of the 2012 NYC marathon and forever blew away my one chance to win.