Long Island City proper might be square in the path of the storm surge, but up the hill in Astoria, things are looking a bit more placid.
The Observer took a walk around the neighborhood to see how folks were faring and discovered that, even though the rain was picking up and the wind beginning to Read More
Rev. Al Sharpton was forced to fly to Atlanta from Miami given the closures of all city airports. The civil rights activist, who had been in Florida for a voting rights rally and to encourage early voting over the weekend, will be taping his evening MSNBC program PoliticsNation from an Atlanta studio. Read More
The Hurricane was named Sandy. It struck in October and took a path that brought it through northern New Jersey and New York State before the storm petered out over Canada.
This Hurricane Sandy happened in the minds of members of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) in Westchester County, New York, 15 years ago this month.
Lindsay Lohan has broken her silence on Hurricane Sandy. Read More
We hope you made use of the public transportation available before 7 p.m. Sunday and are not reading this from Zone A, which as NYC.gov tells us, should be empty now. Evacuation orders have reached across the waters as well, affecting New Jersey and Connecticut.
The City of Hoboken wants everyone out of “all ground floor apartments” by midnight Sunday night. They urge residents on upper floors to offer street-level neighbors lodging. Hoboken shelters will allow pets as well, as long as they are safely crated.
The mayor of Stamford Connecticut also ordered mandatory evacuations for some residents there on Sunday. Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia’s evacuation order also targeted street-level residents. The mayor said, “Due to expected high tides, unprecedented storm surges, and heavy rains, I am advising anyone that lives in a low-lying area or along river flood plain areas, to relocate to higher ground.” Read More
As Hurricane Sandy threatens to flood the city and the last subway (to say nothing of normal life itself) grinds to a temporary halt, some news outlets have decided to remove their articles from behind paywalls. Both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are letting readers use their websites to keep up the minute on weather-related news- free of charge.
“The gateway has been removed from the entire site and all apps. The plan is to keep it that way until the weather emergency is over,” Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy emailed Poynter’s. The Times last suspended the paywall during Hurricaine Irene. Read More
Mayor Bloomberg’s office has teamed with Google to create Hurricane Sandy: NYC. It’s a handy “crisis” map that links to the latest N.Y.C. Emergency Management alerts, various city-related Twitter accounts and advisories about Hurricane Sandy from the National Hurricane Center.
Residents may be particularly interested in the map’s color-coded evacuation zones–currently Zone A is under a mandatory evacuation order.
Here are Google’s tips on how to best use the map: Read More
A cursory scan of Twitter indicates that you don’t have to be huddled by a candle on this hurricane-riven evening, catching up on that Henry James novel you’ve always meant to read–a few city establishments, particularly in Brooklyn, are not merely open but bragging about defying mother nature. Read More
Sorry, Wicked-bound tourists–the lights of Broadway are turning off. Read More