The power was still on in his building, but the elevators had stopped working. Not a good thing for a man who lives on the 18th floor.
Unlike Bateman, more than 7 million people in 13 states spent a chilly Monday night in the dark.
In southern Vermont, Caleb Clark said he felt the howling winds, and watched as rain battered his town.
It was his son Shaw's 6-month birthday, and the family spent it listening to weather reports about downed trees and closed roads.
"Shaw, what do you think about this storm?" the father asked.
"Ba ba baaa," the baby said and then burst into a wide, toothless smile.
Little Shaw may have been one of the few smiling as Sandy continued to affect millions.