New York, August 26--No, these shelves are not in Havana, Cuba, where lack of infrastructure and oil for transportation slows down the distribution of many food products/.This is the affluent East Village. Awaiting the much prophesied "monster" hurricane irene, New Yorkers rapidly clear the shelves at Whole Foods on East Houston and Chrystie Street. WF stayed open all night for the occasion and closed at 10am on Saturday for the rest of the week-end. Employees did not get paid for the enforced wet weather days. Meanwhile street waste baskets fill up with perfectly good bread.
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