"NYC Dark" is a surreal look at the city after Sandy

(CBS News) While Hurricane Sandy is over and recovery is well underway (though, with a nor'easter coming), your blogger here can attest to the surreal experience that was New York City in the aftermath of the storm. And the video above perfectly captures a lot of that experience.

The Vimeo video entitled "NYD Dark" had stills and voice done by Jared Levy, timelapse and music by Michael Marantz and the video itself was produced and posted by Already Alive who write:

Seeing lower Manhattan without power was a surreal experience. This is traditionally a city that never sleeps. One in which the lights are always on. One that is always bustling with people. When the lights went out it was wholly different. This piece is meant to capture and relay the feeling of what it was like to walk around the darkened streets of lower Manhattan.

In the aftermath versus the actual experience, it's fascinating to see this perspective given to the portions of New York City that were trapped in darkness, and an almost artistic representation of the time. To check out more work from Already Alive, you can visit their website by clicking here.

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