IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a little peckish. Just as I was about to order lunch, I remembered Ã¢â‚¬â€ the traffic jam. Last nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s storms left many places without power, including Westchester Avenue, the street the Journal News lives off. (Since when is the neighborhood called <a href=”http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060719/UPDATE/607190404″ target=”_blank”> Ã¢â‚¬Å“Platinum Mile?Ã¢â‚¬? </a>
Anyway, no power, no traffic lights. That doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t fare well for my lunch delivery.I got curious about what other people were doing for lunch. So I called Eric Rosenbaum, the owner of <a href=” http://www.tayste.com/home.shtml” target=”_blank”> Tayste Ã¢â‚¬â€ that sleek new hot dog place on Mamaroneck Ave. </a> Even though the restaurant never lost power Ã¢â‚¬â€ Ã¢â‚¬Å“we are a powerful place,Ã¢â‚¬? he said Ã¢â‚¬â€ It sounded quiet. He said it was. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Definitely below average,Ã¢â‚¬? he said.
And, he said, not as many people as usual were walking around Mamaroneck Ave.
Janice Pestrak, the owner of Good to Go on Mamaroneck Ave. said business was a bit slower, too.
The conversation went something like this:
Me: Ã¢â‚¬Å“So you guys do have power, then?Ã¢â‚¬?
Me: Ã¢â‚¬Å“But youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not getting as many requests for deliveries.Ã¢â‚¬?
Janice: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Very few.Ã¢â‚¬?
Me: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Probably the traffic is too much?Ã¢â‚¬?
Janice starts laughing.
Me: Ã¢â‚¬Å“So maybe you wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t go anyway.Ã¢â‚¬?
Janice is still laughing.
Janice: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yeah. So either way.Ã¢â‚¬?
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m headed to the corporate cafeteria.