For New Yorkers:
- If you don't have power, don't expect it back anytime soon. Also, how are you reading this?! ConEd - which says Sandy was the "worst storm in [its] history" - is working to restore power to the customers who lost it, and some people might get it back tomorrow, but Bloomberg says "you should not expect the vast bulk of people who do not have service today to get service before the weekend."
- Bus service is back on tonight, on a Sunday schedule. Buses will be free today and tomorrow, and tomorrow will "hopefully" be a full service schedule, according to Gov. Cuomo.
- Subway service, on the other hand, won't be back for a while. The Army Corps of Engineers is sending specialists to help the state drain the tunnels, but they don't even know the extent of the damage yet, and it could be a while - one previous study, which modeled the effect of a "perfect storm" like the one we just experienced, said it could be "21 days to several months." Which is still shorter than the time between G Trains! Boom! Tip your waiters!
- There are also some 4,000 taxis out on the streets. They still won't take you to Brooklyn.
- J.F.K. Airport will be open tomorrow; LaGuardia will not. To be honest, if you're flying in or out of LaGuardia, it's your own fault.
- The Stock Exchange will be open tomorrow and the Marathon is still planned for Sunday, so 90 percent of New York's horrible overachievers will be satisfied.
- The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade has been canceled, thank God.
- That fucking dangling crane: there is, apparently, a "plan" for it, involving another crane being built, to dismantle the first crane. Our recommendation, after the storm as during and before, is to never go north of 14th Street in Manhattan.