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
SEX AND THE RAINY CITY
Of all the various ways people could come together over Hurricane Irene’s mopey, rainy tour through New York City—or the fervent preparations in its lead-up—romance was of course inevitable. Following that logic, the ‘Missed Connections’ section of Craigslist would generate a few moments of Sliding Doors-esque romance as well. Naturally, it doesn’t disappoint.
COME ON IRENE
Via Dealbook’s Kevin Roose: “More hurricane news: Goldman Sachs told employees they can dress casually on Monday as long as they ‘exercise good judgment.’” Also, no, they will not let you into their hurricane perperation practices, which are perfectly within regulatory compliance: “A Goldman spokesman declined to Read More
Here Come the Stories of the Hurricane
“Pretty much anything they can get their hands on,” said Matt Barclay at Park Slope’s Bierkraft in answer to The Observer‘s question about what types of beer people were picking up in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.
The rush is, indeed, on at some of the city’s tonier beer and wine stores, as news of the storm’s approach rises toward an ursine belch.
Fair Weather Friends
Pull your renters’ insurance policy out of the drawer, the AP’s hurricane survival guide advises, and put it in an airtight baggie! But for New Yorkers who neglected to secure such a policy, scrambling to the phone to get a quote won’t work: at least some heartless insurers have decreed no new policies in some parts of the East Coast will be written until after the storm. How do we know? Twitter.