A temporary rule that only cars transporting three or more people could cross bridges into Manhattan made quick friends of drivers and hopeful pedestrians, according to Mother Jones.
While there were no official carpools, one police officer said people had been very open to picking up strangers.
"Same thing happened on 9/11," he explained.
One Brooklyn resident, Melissa, said, "We almost just missed being able to get over the bridge and thankfully saw this nice stranger running the other direction, asked if he needed a ride, and he happens to need a ride."
The man, named Pascal, said it was a different time. "We all come together in New York,” he said.
Watch the video, published by Mother Jones on Nov. 2, below.