Snowstorms, hurricanes, basically any time people are in full-on freak out mode, grocery stores tend to make a killing based on our need for three dozen eggs just in case we're trapped in our apartment for 10 days and really, really crave omelettes. Readers have passed on evidence of the vicious scramble for victuals, and see check out last night's line at the Food Emporium on Union Square in the video below.

Long line at Union Square Food Emporium from Gothamist on Vimeo.