after the storm
As all New Yorkers are well aware, Hurricane Sandy brought a devastating combination of winds and ocean surges to the city last night, resulting in a multiple deaths and untold amounts of property damage. Throughout it all, as with many major emergencies, a remarkable collection of photos capturing the action emerged.
If you were planning to hop that last chopper out of town, Saigon-style, forget it. The 30th Street Heliport on the West Side is under water.
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.”
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.
Fellow New Yorkers, we’ve been through a lot. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Joe Biden explaining to Car and Driver that he has never actually washed a 1981 Trans Am shirtless in the White House driveway. And that’s just in the last two weeks.
The last ten years? We barely know where to start.
Broadway box offices took a major blow due to Hurricane Irene last week, with total grosses dropping 39 percent from the $20-million figure that shows earned the previous week, according to statistics provided by the Broadway League.
The sizeable drop is the result of Broadway shows being shuttered on their two most profitable days, Saturday Read More
After a two-day hurricane delay, the Metropolitan Opera’s third annual Summer HD Festival, which presents previously recorded Met performances in glorious high-definition video in Lincoln Center Plaza, will begin tonight.
The canceled screenings, of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (1843) and Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra (1857), which were scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, respectively, will not be rescheduled, Read More
Here Come the Stories of the Hurricane
Notifications of more cancellations for open houses on Sunday have trickled in as brokers seem to be facing the logistical reality that a city in total shut-down mode will not be able to utilize various mediums of conveyance—or cabs for that matter—to get to showings around the five boroughs.
With Hurricane Irene expected to hit New York on Sunday, the region’s art world–including both the city and areas heavily populated by collectors and dealers, like the Hamptons–is taking action to mitigate any potential damage from the category 2 storm, which is currently generating sustained winds of 115 miles per hour down in North Carolina.
Storm’s a’comin! As Hurricane Irene slowly mopes its obese and rainy way up the Eastern Seaboard, beginning to mess things up for people who are not in New York City, everyone on The Internet—especially in New York City, especially People In The Media—feels that now is the time to unload their reservoir of natural disaster preparedness knowledge out onto the public. Who knew these people were such experts on what to do when it hits the fan?