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How has grocery shopping after Sandy been?

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Are lines really that bad? I saw a photo of people using flashlights but that was all the way past 34th street in the blackout zone. I've also heard about people paying astronomical prices for batteries as well. Have prices at grocery stores escalated as well? I just got some cookbooks in the mail and want to cook out of them but if prices have doubled and im going to see super super long lines, im staying home.

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  1. I'm sure it depends on your neighborhood. I live uptown near the top of the park and everything's 100% normal here. The grocery stores near me didn't close for even one day and as far as I know the Saturday farmer's market will be here as usual. I'm sure things must be very different in other areas, though.

    1. Today I went to Whole Foods on Union Square before the lights came back on. I never go there, but the were fully stocked and not crowded. Strange. Prices seemed normal, at least for Whole Foods.

      1. Luckily I am in walking distance to the stores, and they had not lost power. Driving is cumbersome here in my town, too many streets are still blocked because of downed poles and trees. Now if my street would see some action and the power came back on, that would be lovely!