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.”
Lease of the Week
When Kim Guadagno heard that the media and publishing giant Pearson was relocating from its longtime headquarters in Upper Saddle River, N.J., the first thing she recalled was a promise she had made.
Ms. Guadagno, New Jersey’s lieutenant governor and secretary of state, had been walking months earlier with Dawn Zimmer, the mayor of Hoboken, along that city’s waterfront.
When the holding company Altegrity acquired operating company Kroll in August 2010, one stipulation agreed upon was that the owners would relocate into an expanded space in order to consolidate offices at 1166 Avenue of the Americas and 570 Lexington Avenue—as well as another site in Hoboken. What resulted was a whirlwind tour of more than a dozen buildings that culminated in a deal that winter for 50,000 square feet at 600 Third Avenue. Richard Loeber, director of real estate for Altegrity, reviewed the fourth-floor plan—in a deal that ultimately included floors 3, 4 and 10—with The Commercial Observer and explained why the company chose to sign its deal at 600 Third and and hire the Mufson Partnership to customize the space .
At 10 a.m., Eliot Spitzer meets with Jon Corzine in Hoboken.
At 10:30 a.m., the East River Development Alliance and elected officials help residents prepare their taxes in Long Island City.
And at 7 p.m., Young Republicans watch a documentary critical of the environmental movement called Mine Your Own Business on West 57th Read More
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When Kristen Kemp Svenson heard she was preggers with twins, she started to cry. “I didn’t think there was any way I could be a good mother to two babies at once,” said Mrs. Kemp Svenson, 31, the author Read More
The news last week that nearly two dozen Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens are slated for extinction hit me like a rap on the knuckles with a ruler. It’s not that the signs haven’t been in the air. The Catholic Church and its educational system, after all, wield nowhere near the mighty force Read More