Update 10/31:The City Planning Commission announced last night that today’s meeting has been cancelled.
The mayor may be sending city employees to work today, as he did yesterday. “We are here to serve the public,” the mayor said. Those workers will be helping with recovery efforts in any way they can—planners planning escape routes, perhaps, or preservationists thinking of ways to protect buildings—but there will be no business as usual.
As a result, there is no plan to hold the near-weekly Landmarks Preservation Commission meeting today, as though anyone could get to the Municipal Building in flooded Lower Manhattan with all the bridges closed and subways flooded. Still, if you are a die-hard NIMBY and were thinking about going, don’t bother. The City Planning Commission canceled its Monday meeting but hopes to combine it with its regularly scheduled Wednesday meeting tomorrow.“Due to Hurricane Sandy, the City Planning Commission Review Session has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning, October 31, at 10 a.m., in conjunction with the Public Meeting,” a message on the City Planning site reads. “We apologize for any inconvenience.” But a spokeswoman for the department said in an email that that meeting could also be canceled depending on the situation tomorrow. “It was our intention to hold meeting at 22 Reade Street, but we’ll keep you posted as we know more,” the email said.
The Landmarks meeting has yet to be rescheduled.