Hurricane Sandy NYC Update: Normal Newley.com Programming to Resume Shortly

Quick note: I won’t be posting daily about Hurricane Sandy going forward. Here’s the latest from The WSJ, The NYT, and Bloomberg. For ongoing updates, check out my Hurricane Sandy NYC Twitter list, which I’m embedding here: Tweets from @newley/hurricane-sandy-nyc Normal Newley.com posts will resume shortly, though I’ll likely touch on the hurricane again at […]

Hurricane Sandy NYC Update (Tues. Oct. 30): Assessing the Damage

Embedded above: Live coverage from The Weather Channel. Here’s an update as of noon today (Tuesday): Summary: About six million people are without power throughout the northeast. An estimated 750,000 customers have lost electricity here in New York City. NYC’s bridges, commuter rails, and subways are closed. (MTA updates here.) Mayor Bloomberg said at a […]

Hurricane Sandy NYC Update (Monday late night, Oct. 29): Power Cuts in Manhattan, Flooding in Lower NYC

Note: Go to the home page or click the Hurricane Sandy tag for more recent posts. Here’s the latest as of about 10:30 p.m. tonight (Monday): Here in upper Manhattan near the Columbia University campus, we still have power, though the lights are flickering periodically. Many other parts of New York City, however, are in […]

Hurricane Sandy NYC Update (Monday night, Oct. 29): Front of Chelsea Building Torn Off; Partial Crane Collapse in Midtown

Note: Go to the home page or click the Hurricane Sandy tag for more recent posts. Note: I’m not sure if power and Web access will continue to last here in upper Manhattan, but I’ll keep posting and Tweeting (@newley) as long as I can. I can hear strong winds outside my building and the […]

Hurricane Sandy NYC Update (Mid-Day Monday, Oct. 29): Storm Strengthens, Should Make Landfall Tonight

Note: Go to the home page or click the Hurricane Sandy tag for more recent posts. Above: New York Governor Cuomo at a press conference this morning. A quick update as of 1:45 p.m. today (Monday): Summary Hurricane Sandy is getting stronger and should make landfall late tonight (Monday). The New York Times reports: Hurricane […]

Hurricane Sandy NYC Update (Sunday Evening, Oct. 28): The Storm Approaches

Note: Go to the home page or click the Hurricane Sandy tag for more recent posts. Update, Oct. 29: edited the title of this post to correct the date. Here’s the latest as of 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. (You can find previous posts via the Hurricane Sandy tag.): Summary: The city’s subways, trains, and […]

Hurricane Sandy NYC Update (mid-day Sunday, Oct. 28): Evacuation Ordered for Costal Areas, Subway Service to Stop Tonight

Note: Go to the home page or click the Hurricane Sandy tag for more recent posts. Here’s the latest on Hurricane Sandy as of 2 p.m. today (Sunday): NYC Mayor Bloomberg said today that people living in the city’s low-lying areas — see zone A in the image above — should evacuate now. An interactive […]

Tracking Hurricane Sandy as it Approaches NYC (Sat., Oct. 27)

Note: Go to the home page or click the Hurricane Sandy tag for more recent posts. Updated Sat. at 7:45 p.m. Here are some resources for following Hurricane Sandy as it approaches New York City. (Additional locations will also be affected by the hurricane and the accompanying “Frankenstorm,” of course. But I’ll be focusing on […]

New York City Fire Hydrant Poles Marked ‘Thailand’ (Updated)

Update, October 22: I’m embedded, at the end of this post, some responses I received on Twitter. File under: Unsolved mysteries… Here’s a photo I snapped recently of the top of a metal post built next to a fire hydrant here in New York City. Yes, it says “SA Thailand 5.” The post is one […]