In the wake of Sandy's aftermath, startups based on New York City have had to relocate to keep operations running. With so many Silicon Alley offices located in Lower Manhattan, where power has been out for days, finding a remote hideout with wifi has been critical.
General Assembly, located in the Flatiron district, is still without power and employees are working remotely. GroupMe, which was acquired by Skype in August 2011, is in the same boat. Some of its employees in Brooklyn have been camped out at this apartment. Brew PR, which works with both New York-based startups and has offices in Soho, has taken refuge at BaubleBar.