Morning Read: Baby Moon

Mayor Bloomberg ordered nursing homes in low-lying areas to evacuate.

The hurricane may offer Bloomberg a chance at redemption after the botched blizzard in December. ”It’s amazing what you can learn on a hot August day from snow in December,” said Hank Sheinkopf.

Economic damage could go into the tens of billions of dollars.

The M.T.A is preparing the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire system. Read More Morning Read: Baby Moon