With the after effects of hurricane Sandy still looming, it seems like it’s been a year since our last issue. Although most of our staff stayed dry and were merely inconvenienced by power outages and a gas shortage, a majority of the northeastern coastline was absolutely devastated by flooding. Homes and lives were lost and there are many who are still have trouble recuperating. Our hopes are with them and anyone else–including those in Haiti–who was victimized by hurricane Sandy.
With the downtown area of Manhattan flooded and the city knocked off its axis, prepping for this issue was somewhat of an awkward struggle. We’re used to the weatherman riling us up then eating crow afterward, but this time the weatherman was right. Most New Yorkers expected strong winds and hard rain; no one expected to see Lower Manhattan in darkest and no one expected to see the Jersey Shore washed away into the belly of the Atlantic.
Despite the hardship, this issue is not a complete loss. Our editor at large, Matia A. Guardabascio, had interview and photograph our covergirl, Dana Falconberry; we show you the biggest skating rink in nature, Paterswoldse Meer; we also step inside Ryoji Ikeda’s binary quicksand; Annie Chiu tells you to keep running; we take a look back at Election Night with Cassell A. Ferere; and our editor in chief, Akeem K. Duncan, reviews Cokefloat’s newest album, PAWS.
Quiet Lunch Staff.
Quiet Lunch is a grassroot online publication that seeks to promote various aspects of life and culture with a loving, but brute, educational tinge. When we say, “Creative Sustenance Daily,” we mean it.