Elana (uh-LAHN'-uh) Newman told The Associated Press that she feels safe in Manhattan - where she was eating dinner with colleagues and friends at what she said was one of the few diners remaining open.
Newman said she could see strong winds - but that cabs were still in operation and she could see people on bicycles making deliveries.
The National Hurricane Center said Monday night that Sandy is a post-tropical storm and losing strength but still has sustained winds at 85 mph.
Newman is part of a conference of journalists discussing interviewing storm victims after the disaster.
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