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The businesses that boomed in the days following Hurricane Sandy

Excerpt from Huffington Post

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New Yorkers took their old bikes to the repair shop and rode to work — thanks to Bloomberg push for more bike lanes — or used Zipcar, which happily accepted empty gas tanks in return for the uptick in traffic.

— Samantha Shankman

Some New York City businesses are thriving in the wake of a post-hurricane crisis that has crippled the city’s subways and left drivers idling in nightmarish ’70s-flashback gas lines.

Zipcar rentals flew…out of the company’s lots in New York…thanks to a company policy that allows customers to rent vehicles with full tanks but return them with only a little gas left.

For a commuting alternative completely free of dependence on public transportation and gas, many New Yorkers have also turned to bicycles in Sandy’s aftermath. Toga Bikes, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, has seen its business and foot traffic double since the hurricane, according to manager Eddie Meek.

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