We are only five days post Sandy, and much of the area is still without power. The market was only partially lit; people were using cell phones as makeshift flashlights.
I believe people thought the store would be offering more than it was. Nothing was left but water, some canned goods, cleaning supplies, and a shitload of cucumbers (for some inexplicable reason). None of the refrigeration equipment was operational. People were wandering the aisles empty-handed and with barren carts. Notice the number of abandoned baskets as you watch the video.
The pet food area was where most of the action was taking place. The liquor section had taken a beating too.
Just a bizarre scene all around.