Apologies: Until November 7, I will be away in Ohio in a long- scheduled trip planned before anyone heard of Sandy. I will try to keep the info below up to date, but apologies if it lags fast-changing events. -EF .
LIMITED SUBWAYS FROM BROOKLYN TO MANHATTAN RESUME SERVICESUNDAY NOV. 4 Some subway service has returned linking Manhattan and Brooklyn. However, post Sandy, nothing is yet normal, so check the MTA service advisories to see what trains and subways are running, where they terminate, and how to plan to get to work and back on Monday. Leave extra time for your commute. FRIDAY, NOV 2.
News Flash: NY Daily News leaks the possibility that we may get "limited" subway service between Manhattan and Brooklyn on all bridges. Expect "significant sections" to remain disabled, notably below 34th St. Buses are running. It remains to be seen if the free shuttles from Barclays Center, Jay St. Metrotech and Hewes will resume. Fares have been waived through tonight, but over the weekend you will have to pay fares again.
Emergency food and water distribution, though inadequate to the need, has been set up in Red Hook and Coney Island. 36,000 brooklyn customers remain without electrical power. (Please see other posts on this blog for details )
Many people are cycling for transportation. Please drive safely.
School finally resumes on Monday, Nov 5, but there is no school on Election Day, Tues. Nov 6. Kids in submerged or hurricane battered schools will be temporarily reassigned. Kids in schools that are sharing space with folks in hurricane shelters, well, thats tricky but the Dept. of. Ed, in its infinite wisdom, will work something out.
There are Herculean efforts underway to resolve the gas crisis. NYS, Homeland Security and others have gotten involved.
Also continue to stay out of the parks until further notice,possibly this weekend. Unbelievably, the race will go on; thousands of Marathoners to run thru the 5 boros on Marathon Sunday. For earlier posts, starting Monday October 29, see 2012 Hurricane Sandy Log.
For earlier posts, starting Monday October 29, see 2012 Hurricane Sandy Log.