Powerless New Yorkers Find Creative Ways to Charge Gadgets [PICS]

Amanda Wills
October 30, 2012
Powerless New Yorkers Find Creative Ways to Charge Gadgets [PICS]
Forget the ATM, This Bank Has Outlets

Forget the ATM, This Bank Has Outlets

"We're helpless without our phones! More people congregating over FREE POWER in the wake of Sandy. Chase was kind enough to offer multiple power strips in the ATM area." - ginanigido

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Hurricane Sandy knocked out power for most New Yorkers below 39th Street. But an outage didn't deter those iPhone-Android-clenchers and Wi-Fi-seeking nomads. Many people trekked uptown to (creatively) make use of power sources.

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Chase ATMs were crammed full of people who brought extension cords. And, conveniently, Starbucks left its Wi-Fi open despite closing all of its stores.

Here's how New Yorkers went all MacGyver to get the juice for their phones and a reliable Wi-Fi signal.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.