THE LONG WAIT-OUT BECAME A ROOST-IN
|THE BIG FLAKE-OUT. At first,
most stranded New Yorkers were decorous about their darkened plight.
Those who could find chairs sat straight like patients waiting
for their dentist, and with nothing much to do, made small talk
with fellow strandees who couldn't see them anyhow. But as the
long night wore on, dignity went out the window along with endurance,
and they just flopped where they could. Hotel lobbies, providing
both chairs and carpets were favored roosts, as were barber shops
with those luxurious reclining thrones.
LIFE, Vol. 59 No. 2 (November
Copyright 1965 Time, Inc.
Photos: Steve Schapiro,