Is New York Running Out of Essentials?

Stephanie Coutrix, a 27 year old who works in communications, lost power at her apartment in the Manhattan neighborhood of Murray Hill. But she is able to use the laundry facilities at a friend's apartment, where she's staying.

"Most people have probably enough underwear to last them a good week," she said. "If this continues people will start looking for laundry uptown."

In general, good friends seem to be the best remedy for the more temporary hardships wrought by the storm.

Sam Fine, co-founder of Receipt One, a receipt tracking service, made an offer to friends over Twitter: "Any guy friends of mine in nyc that need some clean dress clothes for work you can give me a shout. 38r and 40r suits for reference."

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