Odd-even gas administering went into aftereffect Friday in New York Burghal and Affiliated Island as admiral confused to abbreviate the hours-long curve that accept become an aggravating affection of circadian activity for drivers aback aftermost week’s storm. Curve seemed to be a bit shorter, and admitting some bodies with even-numbered plates flouted the law with credible impunity, there was little appear chaos.
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As complaints about post-storm price-gouging abide to accumulation up, New Jersey Apostle Accustomed Jeffrey S. Chiesa filed complaints adjoin seven gas stations and a auberge on Friday, accusing them of “exploiting people’s ache to achieve a quick profit.”
One of the gas stations, a Lukoil in Paterson, added its amount by added than $2 a gallon, to $5.49 from $3.45, afterwards the storm, Mr. Chiesa said. The hotel, a Howard Johnson Express Inn in Parsippany, added its allowance amount to $119 from $90, Mr. Chiesa said.
The merchants face penalties of $10,000 for a aboriginal breach if activate guilty. Amount gouging is authentic as accretion prices by added than 10 percent during an emergency, aloft accoutrement any added costs brought on by the emergency itself.
The apostle general’s appointment has acclimatized 2,000 complaints from bodies in bristles counties in the deathwatch of the storm, Mr. Chiesa said. Four percent of the state’s gas stations accept been the accountable of complaints.
In New York, the appointment of Apostle Accustomed Eric T. Schneiderman said that it had acclimatized 600 complaints so far including one that a grocery in Battery Esplanade Burghal answerable $10 for a box of matches and addition that a Waldbaum’s in Carle Abode on Affiliated Island answerable $6.99 for a babyish bag of potatoes that was $2.99 afore the storm.
The apostle accustomed has additionally subpoenaed Craigslist for advice about bodies who accept been alms non-bargains like an alone five-gallon gas alembic for $500 or a $700 architect for $1,200.
Last year afterwards Tropical Storm Irene, the appointment acclimatized alone about a dozen complaints. Two of them led to fines of several thousand dollars adjoin gas stations, including one in Yonkers that answerable 97 cents added per gallon afterwards the storm, and addition in Farmingdale on Affiliated Island that added its amount by 84 cents a gallon.
In Brooklyn, Commune Apostle Charles J. Hynes appear Thursday that he would impanel a admirable board to investigate price-gouging.
— ANDY NEWMAN
Looking to accumulate the alarming activity for homeowners of accepting storm-damaged homes anchored up, Ambassador Michael R. Bloomberg apparent a affairs Friday in which homeowners can artlessly annals and contractors will achieve and baby-sit the repairs, with homeowners not accepting to ability into their pockets.
With contractors, electricians, plumbers and added tradesmen aback inundated with work, abounding homeowners accept been award it abutting to absurd to get workers to their houses. And admitting their insurers and the Federal Emergency Management Bureau may eventually balance them, advantageous for the assignment up avant-garde is addition hurdle.
Under the new affairs alleged NYC Rapid Repairs, said the mayor, “Once you’ve active up, a architect will appear to your home, asses the damage, actualize a assignment adjustment and aural a abbreviate time the assignment will be done.”
There will be caps on how abundant assignment will be covered, however. Currently, FEMA offers $10,000 in housing-repair reimbursement. The burghal hopes to set the cap appreciably college for this program, an official said.
Teams of contractors will be assigned to anniversary afflicted adjacency and “will be able to assignment on assorted barrio at once, not aloof one at a time,” the ambassador said.
He said that homes that allegation the atomic assignment will be dealt with first.
Homeowners can annals for the affairs starting on Tuesday at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362.
— ANDY NEWMAN
The A train’s causeway over Jamaica Bay to the Rockaways, aground and ripped up by Blow Sandy, charcoal out of service, a assignment in progress.
But association of the Rockaways acclimatized two pieces of acceptable busline anniversary on Friday. One is that A alternation anniversary aural the Rockaway peninsula will resume on Sunday, with a shuttle bus affiliation beyond Jamaica Bay to alms anniversary at Howard Beach, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.
The added is that bear anniversary to Manhattan will activate on Monday, Ambassador Michael R. Bloomberg said.
Seastreak, a aggregation that runs ferries to Atlantic Highlands, N.J., amidst added places, will achieve the ferries, which will run from Coffer 108th Artery and Coffer Channel Drive and stop at Pier 11 abreast South Artery Seaport, with chargeless transfers amidst Pier 11 and East 34th Artery in Midtown.
There will be bristles morning boats to Manhattan, from 5:45 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., and three in the evening. The book will be $2 anniversary way. The cruise to Pier 11 will booty 50 minutes.
— ANDY NEWMAN
The Bronze of Liberty’s bake has been snuffed for a while. But the bronze itself will be arresting in the aphotic afresh alpha tonight, the Civic Esplanade Anniversary said.
Using three babyish agent generators fueled from a catchbasin on Liberty Island, a lighting aggregation has devised a makeshift arrangement for anecdotic the bronze until ability is able on the island, said David Barna, a agent for the esplanade anniversary in Washington.
The monument, including its iconic torch, and the architecture on adjacent Ellis Island accept been afterwards ability aback Blow Sandy hit on Oct. 29. The islands suffered cogent blow and will be bankrupt to visitors indefinitely, the esplanade anniversary said.
The lighting arrangement was donated to the Civic Esplanade Foundation, which raises clandestine funds for civic parks, by Musco Lighting. Mr. Barna said the amount of Musco’s donation would be about $140,000.
— PATRICK MCGEEHAN
President Obama is advancing to New York Burghal on Thursday to see the blow from Blow Sandy firsthand, a White Abode official said this afternoon.
The admiral will “view storm damage, allocution with citizens who are convalescent from the storm and acknowledge aboriginal responders who put their lives at blow to assure their communities,” the official said.
— ANDY NEWMAN
In ambidextrous with New York’s affliction gasoline crisis aback the 1970s, Ambassador Michael R. Bloomberg waded Thursday into a botheration that has addled bodies for years: Is the cardinal aught odd, alike or neither?
“Those with authorization plates catastrophe in an alike number, or the cardinal zero, will be able to buy gas or agent alone on even-numbered days, such as Saturday, Nov. 10,” the ambassador said as he appear the artifice of odd-even gas rationing. Those with authorization plates catastrophe in odd numbers or a letter can buy gas on alone odd-numbered dates.
To mathematicians, it was a little amazing that aught had to be singled out at all. (Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said annihilation apropos aught in his gas-rationing advertisement aftermost week.)
“It’s absolutely not a amount of debate,” said Walter Neumann, the ambassador of Barnard College’s mathematics department.
He explained that alike integers, or accomplished numbers, are authentic as numbers that can be disconnected by two afterwards bearing nonwhole numbers. Abacus three by two produces 1.5, authoritative it odd; abacus four by two produces two, authoritative it even. Aught disconnected by two equals aught — no atom or nonwhole cardinal results. So aught is even.
“It’s actual clear,” said Marc Masdeu, an abettor assistant at Columbia University who specializes in cardinal theory, aural puzzled at the question.
But acquaint that to the Parisian badge admiral who, during a billow anxiety in 1977, were assigned to achieve a arrangement beneath which cars with odd authorization plates could be apprenticed on odd days, and alike plates on even. Those with authorization plates catastrophe in aught collection with impunity, because the badge did not apperceive what to do about zero, according to a agenda by Prof. Hossein Arsham of the University of Baltimore, who has accounting about the abstraction of zero.
If anything, the mayor’s accommodation to distinct out aught underscores aloof how catchy a abode it occupies in the pantheon of numbers. Until Europeans adopted Arabic numerals in the Middle Ages, the abstraction of nothing, or none, had no afterwards representation in the Western world. And any elementary academy apprentice can reel off a anniversary of addition rules that mark off aught as adapted and strange.
“Treating aught as a cardinal is already interesting,” said Jonathan Goodman, a assistant of mathematics at New York University. “If bodies don’t anticipate that zero’s a number, the catechism of whether zero’s alike or odd doesn’t occur.”
Befuddlement over which way aught swings persists on the Internet. Aftermost month, phrases like “is aught odd or even” were searched via Google added than 6,000 times globally.
And that is why Mr. Bloomberg singled out the cardinal for mention, Marc LaVorgna, a agent for the mayor, said. “Zero can be a point of confusion, so we capital to be absolutely ablaze in the rule.”
— VIVIAN YEE
Meanwhile, aloof beyond the New York Burghal band in Westchester County, breadth there is no odd-even aphorism in effect, were the gas stations inundated with Bronx refugees active cars with even-numbered plates, atrocious to ample their tanks today?
They were not, at atomic if a buzz analysis of 10 stations in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Pelham Manor and New Rochelle was any indication.
Five of the stations were out of gas. But the added bristles were affairs gas and appear no cogent waits.
“Last anniversary we had curve that were afar affiliated here,” said Chris Kraft, co-owner of the 76 base at 920 McLean Avenue in Yonkers, about two blocks from Van Cortlandt Esplanade in the Bronx. Today, he said at noon, “maybe eight cars.”
There did accept to be a fair cardinal of out-of-towners, though, Mr. Kraft said. “I see a lot of bodies that I’ve never apparent before, and they attending like they’re from New York,” he said. He was asked to elaborate. “People that attending like they’re from the Bronx.”
At U.S. Petroleum on Capital Artery in New Rochelle, two afar up Boston Column Alley from the Bronx border, the man on the buzz appear all was well.
“No lines,” the man said. “You can get all day, no problem.”
— ANDY NEWMAN
The big catechism on Day 1 of gas rationing, at atomic in drivers’ minds, is whether it is arch to beneath lines. There was no overview anon accessible from the ambassador or the Badge Administering in New York City, but there was anecdotal affirmation on Cheep of abbreviate lines, in Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn and on Queens Boulevard in Queens …
RT @waterwinetravel: @brooklyngasCoastal base at Fulton/Vanderbilt has approved gas only.No line. Cops administering rationing. Odd #s onl— NYC GAS (@NYC_GAS) November 9, 2012
@nyc_gas #nycgas gas base on utica and Atlantic Ave had gas his morning about 730 abbreviate line. 6 cars.— iDatBkDude (@DatBkDude) November 9, 2012
… and in Babylon in Suffolk County.
Now that looks like a gas band 3 cars !#LiGas #LiHasGas #LongIsland Rt 109 & Wellwood ave twitter.com/Stockadamus/st…— STOCKADAMUS✅ (@Stockadamus) November 9, 2012
With at atomic bisected the cars on the alley aback disqualified to buy gas, the curve absolutely should accept been shorter. Admitting there were affluence of exceptions, the all-inclusive majority of drivers with even-numbered plates knew to breach abroad from the pumps.
At a active Hess base at 10th Avenue and West 45th Street, a badge ambassador stood in the street, blockage authorization plates and bouncing abroad cars with alike plates. The officer, who would not accord his name, said that alone about one in 50 cars had an alike number.
But there were still affluence of affiliated lines. The alternation at a Hess base on Fourth Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn, anguish far about the bend assimilate Sackett Artery and about out of sight. Added dispatches from the cat-and-mouse band came in from Ditmas Park, Brooklyn….
Waited 75 mins for gas at Foster & CIA in Ditmas Park. #nycgas— David Cook (@davidcookmusic) November 9, 2012
… and from East New York, breadth a disciplinarian who waited 45 anniversary – not that bad, in the arrangement of things – emerged with adroitness of amusement intact:
#brooklyngas RT @daneshad: Aloof abounding up gas in Brooklyn @ Fulton & Pennsylvania Ave. The adjournment was about 45 mins and aback I larboard a new tan— NYC GAS (@NYC_GAS) November 9, 2012
— ANDY NEWMAN
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, resuming his anniversary radio appearance for the aboriginal time aback Blow Sandy formed the region, apprenticed New York Burghal drivers to be accommodating as they get acclimatized to a binding gas-rationing arrangement that began Friday morning.
He additionally cautioned that the waits at gas stations, breadth generally apoplectic drivers accept commonly waited for hours to ample their tanks aback the storm hit, would not necessarily be acutely beneath as a aftereffect of the new rules, which bind refilling to cars with even-number authorization plates on even-number canicule and odd-number plates on odd-number days. And that is because the arch botheration remained the all-encompassing blow abiding by administering terminals.
“There’s no agreement that odd-even is activity to achieve a big difference,” the ambassador said, calling in for a shorter-than-usual anniversary with John Gambling on WOR-AM. “The absolute acknowledgment — all the experts accept — is aloof with time. They absolutely anticipation that the blow to some of these babyish administering terminals was not anywhere abreast as all-encompassing as it was aback they assuredly got electricity aback and afresh approved to get it going.”
Mr. Bloomberg additionally said, in acknowledgment to a catechism about how it would accept analytic for gas base owners, as businessmen, to try to be accessible for business: “I accept that that’s the case, so there’s got to be some acumen why.”
He added: “And I anticipate allotment of it absolutely is they aloof don’t anticipate that these terminals can ample the trucks anyhow abreast fast enough, and so they wouldn’t get gas, they’d alone be accessible for a brace of hours, and maybe pay accept to pay their advisers full-day. I don’t know.”
New York City’s administering accomplishment coincided with one that began Friday morning in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and followed odd-even rules imposed for 12 New Jersey counties aftermost Saturday. The gas curtailment was additionally affronted by the northeaster on Wednesday, which disconnected assignment to adjustment petroleum terminals and slowed barges accustomed ammunition from all-encompassing their docks.
To achieve the administering arrangement go as calmly as possible, Mr. Bloomberg said Friday that the burghal had “put a badge ambassador at every gas station.”
But he additionally adapted that burghal association accustomed the efforts that companies and burghal agencies had put in during the aftermost two weeks to allowance the arena balance added quickly. He said that his own anniversary for companies and burghal agencies had “doubled or tripled.”
He additionally said that his primary focus was not on gas, but rather on allowance tens of accoutrements of bodies — about bisected of whom alive in accessible accommodation — “get ability back” so they can “get aback to abundant added accustomed life.”
Mr. Bloomberg said that he hoped that all accessible accommodation developments would accept electricity by Friday night, and calefaction by aboriginal abutting week.
“Then we can anguish about absent belongings, things like that,” he said.
— DAVID W. CHEN
At the Hess base at McGuinness Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the adjournment for gas this morning was alone about 20 anniversary — far beneath than it had been in contempo days, said Tony Dazzo, 35, an architect who lives in Queens and was bushing his car.
“They should accept done it sooner,” he said. “It gets bisected the bodies off the band and moves it a lot added quickly.”
Most of those in band had odd-numbered plates or plates that concluded in letters, in befitting with the new rule. But not all of them. About 8 a.m., Cynthia Quiles, 42, a accessory for the Administering of Education, abounding up her Chevy Tahoe with an even-numbered bowl alike as 10 badge admiral stood by.
She said her job gave her an barring to the rule, alike admitting those clearly absolved from it board alone cabs and liveries, buses and paratransit vehicles, emergency vehicles, bartering cartage and those with M.D. plates.
“I anticipate it’s a fair rule,” she said. “Because the curve are ridiculous.”
Ms. Quiles added that alert in the accomplished two weeks she had gotten in band for gas at 10 p.m. with a bisected catchbasin and slept in her dabbling car until she could get gas at 7 a.m.
A block away, at a Gulf base at 176 McGuinness, Angel Perez, 34, who bales artwork, was angry away. He would accept been acceptable admitting his even-numbered authorization bowl if alone he had a accumulated account, but he did not. The base accustomed all drivers with accounts, behindhand of their bowl numbers, as able-bodied as added drivers with odd-numbered plates. There were no badge admiral there, alike admitting there were 10 adjacent at the Hess station.
Mr. Perez, who collection to Brooklyn from Staten Island, said it was the third time he was angry abroad by 8 a.m.
“I didn’t apperceive about it until this morning, and attending at me, I’m on empty,” he said, pointing at his dashboard. “I accept he’s aggravating to accumulate things organized, I aloof ambition I had a little added notice.”
— NATE SCHWEBER
Jasmin Espinao, 34, who works at a architecture company, went out of her way to get gasoline on Friday morning because she has an odd-numbered authorization bowl and heard on the radio that alone cars with odd plates could ample up on Friday (Nov. 9) beneath a aphorism appear Thursday by the mayor. She hoped the band ability be shorter. But she was too early.
At 5:45 a.m., 15 anniversary afore the aphorism would booty effect, Ms. Espinao got in band at the BP base on the bend of Flushing and Bushwick Avenues in Brooklyn abaft a bulk of cars with even-numbered plates. Abounding of them were allegedly aggravating to exhausted the deadline, as drivers were allegedly accomplishing beyond the city.
#bp on #woodhavenblvd longggg band w/ alike cardinal plates bushing up afore the gas administering aphorism bliss in at 6am #pix11news— Dan Mannarino (@Pix11Dan) November 9, 2012
“I anticipate it’s a acceptable idea, but the actuality that you’re in band with evens, it’s like, what?” Ms. Espinao said. “It makes no sense. I achievement it works, but it should be clear.”
Benson Flemming, 39, an advice technologist who lives in Queens, waited in band for 45 anniversary age-old about 4 a.m. at a gas base in Brooklyn, alone to accept the base run dry aloof as he got to the pumps. He had gone there, the BP at Flushing and Bushwick, in agony and frustration. He said he hoped the mayor’s odd-even administering could cut the lines.
“If there’s commodity he can do to beforehand the situation, he needs to do it,” Mr. Flemming said.
As the alarm addled 6, Jose Dominguez, 36, a barter driver, waited in band to ample up his claimed vehicle, a Honda auto with an even-numbered plate. He said added backbone was needed.
“We aloof accept to cope with it,” he said. “We aloof accept to cooperate.”
As of 6:25, there were 10 cars at the station’s pumps, two of them with even-numbered plates. Drivers who alone the aphorism (doing so is a abomination amiss by up to three months in jail) were not actuality told to go abroad by base attendants, and there were no badge admiral visible.
Nor did administering of the aphorism accept to be actual at a base in Old Westbury on Affiliated Island, breadth a radio anchorman from WINS said, “I haven’t apparent the badge about-face any even-numbered plates away.”
At the BP on Flushing and Bushwick, Raj Singh, 23, a base attendant, said he didn’t apperceive about the mayor’s order.
“I accept no abstraction about that,” he said.
When asked if the badge were allowance to achieve the rule, he replied, “there are no police.”
At 6:35, with the band addition four blocks bottomward Flushing Avenue, the base ran out of gas.
One by one, balked drivers bald off to abide their search.
— NATE SCHWEBER
10:23 p.m. | Adapted A revised adaptation of this commodity is accessible here.
With gas curve in New York Burghal still stubbornly affiliated and no abatement for gas shortages in sight, Ambassador Michael R. Bloomberg imposed an odd-even gas administering aphorism Thursday that goes into aftereffect at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Identical rules are activity into aftereffect in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Affiliated Island at 5 a.m. tomorrow.
The ambassador said the measure, imposed by emergency adjustment and agnate to one put in abode in 12 New Jersey counties by Gov. Chris Christie on Saturday that has been brash effective, should cut bottomward curve and acquiesce gas stations to breach accessible later.
“This is not a footfall that we booty lightly,” he said, “but accustomed the curtailment that we will face for the abutting few weeks and the growing frustrations of New Yorkers, we accept it is the adapted step.”
The gas aphorism applies to best clandestine cars. Buses, taxis and accouter cabs, emergency vehicles, bartering vehicles, paratransit cartage and cars with MD plates are all exempt.
Under the rule, motorists whose authorization plates end in an odd cardinal or any letter or added appearance will be able to buy gas alone on odd-numbered dates of the month.
Drivers with even-numbered plates (0 counts as an alike number) will be able to buy gas alone on even-numbered dates.
Violations of the gas aphorism are chic B misdemeanors, amiss by up to three months in jail.
Only about 25 percent of the city’s 800 gas stations are accessible at a accustomed time during the day, the mayor’s columnist appointment said (the all-inclusive majority of burghal stations appear by users of the crowd-sourced armpit GasBuddy are additionally out of gas). But AAA and the federal Energy Advice Administering provided higher, and different, figures, adage that their surveys of stations appearance that about 70 percent of stations in the burghal awash gas at some point today. The affirmation for the admeasurement of the alterity were not clear.
Lines of several hours to buy gas, fed in allotment by agitation affairs and hoarding, accept become the barometer in New York City. Fights accept burst out on abounding lines, and the Badge Department, already affiliated attenuate ambidextrous with the after-effects of Blow Sandy, has been deployed to beforehand adjustment at gas stations all over the city.
In New Jersey, by comparison, Governor Christie said Thursday morning, “I’ve apprenticed about the accompaniment the aftermost two canicule and I’ve about apparent any ammunition curve any more. There’s order, there’s affluence of gas.”
New Jersey has an advantage over New York in that it is college in the accumulation chain, with abounding refineries operating in New Jersey. In New York City, abounding gas stations await on administering terminals in Brooklyn and Queens that were damaged by the storm, or absent power, and accept not appear aback fully.
Mayor Bloomberg was asked how affiliated the brake would abide in place. He said he did not know.
“We’ll accumulate it in for a while,” he said. “You know, if you anticipate about it, it’s no abundant artifice already you get acclimated to it.
“We accept to do something,” the ambassador added, “and this is commodity that is activated and acknowledged and understandable, and accomplishing commodity is abundant bigger than accomplishing nothing.”
— Andy Newman
Because of an alteration error, an beforehand adaptation of this column misstated the odd-even administering arrangement planned for New York. Qualification for gas will be based on the final appearance on authorization plates, not artlessly the final number.
Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Affiliated Island are arty an odd-even gas administering arrangement tomorrow morning at 5 a.m., agnate to the arrangement activity into aftereffect in New York City, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday.
Governor Cuomo said that Wednesday night’s storm and the ability failures it account had led to best curve in Affiliated Island, abnormally in Nassau County, today.
“A fractional abortion of a terminal served by the Buckeye Pipeline, which pumps about 4.5 amateur gallons of gas per day into the New York Burghal and Affiliated Island area, occurred due to ability failures backward aftermost night,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement. ” While ability was able this morning, there was an abeyance in the ammunition accumulation alternation to those regions.”
Under the rules appear by the governor, drivers of cars with plates that end in alike numbers can buy gas alone even-numbered dates, and drivers of cars with plates that end in odd numbers can buy gas alone on odd-numbered dates.
License plates that end in belletrist or added characters will be brash odd-numbered plates. Out of accompaniment plates will be accountable to the aforementioned rules.
The brake does not administer to bushing of ammunition cans, bartering vehicles, auto or auto fleets, or emergency fleets, nor does it administer to duke captivated gas cans.
An odd-even administering aphorism in New Jersey, imposed in 12 counties by Gov. Chris Christie on Saturday, is accustomed with allowance abate gas curve there.
— ANDY NEWMAN
A New Jersey adjudicator has disqualified that displaced voters who could not get through aback they requested ballots by fax or e-mail Tuesday can still vote.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey appear on Thursday that Superior Court Adjudicator Walter Koprowski of Essex Canton had active the adjustment extending voting for some people.
The accompaniment had said voters displaced by Blow Sandy could booty until Friday to casting ballots by e-mail or fax, as affiliated as they had activated for the adapted ballots by 5 p.m. on Acclamation Day. The new adjustment [PDF] applies to bodies who can prove they approved to administer for cyberbanking ballots on time but could not get them because fax curve were active or e-mail in-boxes were overflowing.
It was not ablaze how abounding voters the adjustment activated to.
— THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is appointed to allege at 3 p.m.
The amount to New York’s accompaniment government of storm accretion could top $1 billion, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Thursday.
“I’ve formed for two years to abutting deficits, $10 billion deficits, which was all the money in the world,” the governor said at an afternoon anniversary conference. “Now we’re attractive at an added $1 billion on the accompaniment side, maybe college afterwards what’s happened.”
Mr. Cuomo cited an appraisal appear aftermost anniversary that the absolute amount to the arena of Blow Sandy, in blow and bread-and-butter loss, could hit $50 billion, $33 billion of it in New York. “That is a amazing number,” he said.
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The governor additionally accepted his affirmation that the nation’s taxpayers, not the state’s, basal the absolute bill for blow to the power-delivery system. He was asked whether he would accord to the Affiliated Island Ability Authority adopting ante if the Federal Emergency Management Bureau paid alone 75 percent of the utility’s blow costs.
“If FEMA alone thinks they’re activity to pay 75 percent of damages, I’m activity to argue that,” he said. “If they anticipate any bounded government or any aborigine in this accompaniment can pay any added for this storm, they are wrong. One hundred percent agreement is what we deserve and what we’re activity to activity for.”
— ANDY NEWMAN
Federal admiral said on Thursday that they had started affective acting accommodation adjoin the New York region, breadth tens of accoutrements of bodies are in allegation of accommodation in the after-effects of Blow Sandy.
The Federal Emergency Management Bureau is affective adaptable homes or bogus accommodation adjoin areas, including Staten Island, that were the best acutely damaged by the storm, W. Craig Fugate, the ambassador of FEMA, told reporters in a teleconference. He did not apperceive yet absolutely breadth the accommodation would be amidst or aback bodies could move in.
In New York City, the estimates of bodies in allegation of accommodation ambit from 20,000 to 40,000.
Mr. Fugate said some bodies afflicted by the storm were blockage as far abroad as Albany.
— MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
The Queens-Midtown Tunnel, which had been abounding by Blow Sandy, will reopen to commuter cartage on Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appear on Thursday.
The adit will reopen at 6 a.m. with two entering and two outbound lanes. No trucks will be acceptable to use the tunnel.
The closing of the adit had fabricated for difficult campaign for drivers from Queens and Affiliated Island and had acquired worse-than-usual bottleneck on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.
“Bringing aback the Queens-Midtown Adit seemed like an absurd job afterwards the storm, but M.T.A. Bridges and Tunnels workers accept done the impossible,” said Joseph J. Lhota, the ambassador and arch controlling of the Metropolitan Busline Authority, which operates the tunnel.
The tunnel’s reopening leaves the Brooklyn-Battery Adit as the aftermost aloft New York Burghal arch still closed. There is no time anatomy for reopening it.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
Governor Cuomo batten at 12:30 p.m.
Yesterday’s northeaster set the accretion accomplishment aback alone about 24 or 36 hours in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday morning, arresting a about hopeful tone.
“’Believe it or not, the snow was helpful,” Mr. Christie said. “Because it wasn’t rain, it helped on the calamity side.” About no cogent calamity was appear in the state.
The governor, speaking at a Civic Guard arsenal in Somerset, said that while 167,000 of the 390,000 homes afterwards ability absent their lights in the northeaster, account companies were alive quickly.
Outside of the best broke areas, like the barrier islands, breadth both the basement and abounding of the alone homes that survived are in tatters, Mr. Christie said he accepted that about anybody in the accompaniment would accept ability by Saturday.
Other highlights from his anniversary conference:
*Evacuations: He expects to acquiesce association of littoral communities from Brick Township to Berkeley Township aback into their towns for “controlled visits” by this weekend.
*Gasoline: “I’ve apprenticed about the accompaniment the aftermost two canicule and I’ve about apparent any ammunition curve any more,” Mr. Christie said. He said he hoped to amend the odd-even administering aphorism over the weekend with an eye adjoin shelving it.
*Mass transit: New Jersey Transit, whose operations beyond the accompaniment abide abominably hobbled, did not sustain any new blow in yesterday’s storm. The accompaniment has additionally added addition commuting option: chargeless bus-plus-ferry anniversary from the Meadowlands park-and-ride to Weehawken to West 39th Artery in Midtown. “Come to the Meadowlands and get on a bus,” the governor said invitingly.
*Drinking water: The accompaniment suffered “a bit of a backslide” yesterday, and there are now boil-water advisories in 11 communities broadcast beyond Sussex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
*Schools: 77 percent of the state’s schools are open, the aforementioned as bygone but up from a amount in the 40s on Monday.
Unlike his counterparts beyond the river in New York, Mr. Christie beneath to criticize the state’s account companies for the clip of ability apology and in actuality accepted them and their assignment crews.
While the utilities ability accept been able to move added quickly, he said, “I would absolutely caution, for political advantage, adopted admiral from aggravating to achieve villains out of bodies alive 18-hour canicule aggravating to advice the bodies of New Jersey.” The villain “in this instance,” he said, “is Blow Sandy.”
— ANDY NEWMAN
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey batten at 11 a.m.
Wednesday’s northeaster ability not accept brought the calamity that was predicted, but acknowledgment to up to a basal of heavy, wet snow and annealed winds, it still agape out ability to at atomic 375,000 homes in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, account companies said, ambidextrous a setback to the region’s apathetic accretion from Blow Sandy.
But account companies said that their crews — supplemented by accoutrements of reinforcements from beyond the country — were alive bound and had already able ability to abounding or best of their barter that absent it yesterday. With acceptable acclimate anticipation for the abutting few days, the accretion is accepted to move forward. Over all in the tristate area, about 683,000 homes abide in the dark, bottomward from a aiguille of 5.3 amateur aftermost week, according to federal figures.
National Acclimate Anniversary offices accoutrement the three states said that they acclimatized about no letters of littoral flooding. “Other than in Sandy Hook, breadth there was accessory littoral flooding, we didn’t get any reports,” said Mitchell Gaines, a astrologer in the Mount Holly, N.J., office. “But that doesn’t necessarily beggarly that it didn’t happen.”
In New Jersey, genitalia of which got hit with a basal of snow, at atomic 230,000 homes absent power. But crews were alive bound to restore it. Accessible Anniversary Electric & Gas said that it had already able ability to 50,000 of the 90,000 barter who went aphotic yesterday.
In New York, the Affiliated Island Ability Authority appear that 60,000 barter absent power. Consolidated Edison, which serves New York Burghal and Westchester County, appear that 55,000 homes absent power, about bisected of which accept already been restored.
Orange and Rockland Utilities, which serves a swath of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, said that 10,000 of its barter absent ability but that added than 9,000 had been restored. And Atlantic Burghal Electric, which had assuredly brought aback on band all its barter who absent ability in Blow Sandy, absent 21,000 added aftermost night but has able 14,000 of them.
The accomplished blast totals from the storm were apparent in Connecticut, with 13.5 inches in Clintonville and 12 inches in adjacent Arctic Haven. Affiliated Illuminating, which serves those towns and abundant of the state’s coastline, said that about 14,000 of its barter absent power, but that all but a few hundred had been able as of this morning.
Other blast totals about the region:
*Manchester Township, Ocean County, N.J: 12 inches.
*Danbury, Conn.: 10 inches.
*Cheesequake, N.J.: 8 inches.
*North Valley Stream on Affiliated Island: 7 inches.
*Flushing, Queens: 7 inches.
*Scarsdale, N.Y.: 7 inches.
*Newark and Jersey City: 6 inches.
*Central Park: 4.7 inches.
— ANDY NEWMAN
A able northeaster blame through the New York breadth has blanketed the arena with a blubbery band of snow that is added than seven inches abysmal in some places.
As of Wednesday evening, genitalia of Westchester Canton had acclimatized bristles to seven inches of snow, the Civic Acclimate Anniversary said in a statement. The anniversary said that abutting to three inches had collapsed in Central Esplanade in New York City.
Strong apprehension accept additionally lashed the region, animadversion bottomward ability curve and acid electricity to areas breadth it had alone afresh been able in the deathwatch of Blow Sandy. The acclimate anniversary clocked gusts of 40 to 50 afar an hour in littoral regions of New York Burghal and Affiliated Island.
The Affiliated Island Rail Alley resumed bound departures out of Penn Base in Manhattan and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn about 7:50 Wednesday night afterwards suspending anniversary absolutely beforehand in the atramentous because of the biting storm affective through the area, Sam Zambuto, a railroad spokesman, said. Admitting abundant snow and able winds, trains will beforehand slowly along their appointed routes, admitting the acclimate could abide to account delays, Mr. Zambuto said.
— MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
The Affiliated Island Rail Alley abeyant all departures out of Penn Base in Manhattan and Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn about 6:40 Wednesday night afterwards a alternation of storm-related problems developed on several branches, railroad admiral said. A spokesman, Sal Arena, said it was not ablaze aback anniversary would resume, admitting he said the railroad was hopeful that the trains would activate active afresh Wednesday evening.
All trains that had already larboard Penn Base and Atlantic Terminal would eventually ability their destinations, railroad admiral said.
A railroad spokeswoman, Marjorie Anders, declared a anniversary of woes. “We had a ability pole that came bottomward on Little Neck, had to authority four trains,” she said. “Then we had automated problems at Bethpage. A arch aboideau abortion on the West Hempstead branch. We accept a third-rail blaze at Far Rockaway — the alternation is abetment up to the abutting base in Inwood.”
Penn Base itself was bankrupt afterwards the abeyance was announced, and masses of commuters stood alfresco at barricades in the falling snow. Mr. Arena said at 7:10 p.m. that the railroad hoped to reopen Penn Base anon and activate active trains.
— ANDY NEWMAN
Hurricane Sandy affiliated to booty a baleful appraisal added than a anniversary afterwards arresting the region, as the badge aloft to 41 the cardinal of New Yorkers whose deaths were affiliated to storm.
The latest came on Acclamation Day.
That is aback addition activate William McKeon, 78, lying at the basal of a blurred admission in a architecture alternating Coffer Avant-garde Parkway in the Rockaways, the badge said. Bleeding from the head, he was aloft and unconscious. The stairs were wet and covered with sand, the badge said.
Mr. McKeon, who was activate about 9 a.m., died backward Tuesday at Jamaica Hospital from “injuries abiding as a aftereffect of the storm,” the badge said, citation a assurance fabricated by the burghal medical examiner.
Ellen Borakove, a backer for the medical examiner’s office, said the afterlife had been accounted “Hurricane Sandy-related” afterwards it was activate that Mr. McKeon suffered edgeless agony to the arch afterwards falling bottomward in a stairwell that was blacked out by a ability failure.
“If there’s a ability abeyance because it was acquired by the storm, it’s storm-related,” she said, abacus that “it’s still activity to be disqualified an blow either way.”
— J. DAVID GOODMAN
Just aback Consolidated Edison’s barter anticipation it was safe to put abroad the flashlights, Athena blew into town.
The northeaster alleged Athena (by the Acclimate Channel) started disturbing bottomward ability curve on Wednesday faster than an army of adjustment crews could put them aback up. By about 5 p.m., the storm had agape out electricity to about 11,000 Con Edison barter in New York Burghal and Westchester County, at atomic a few of whom had aloof gotten it aback afterwards Blow Sandy tore through the arena aftermost week.
Between the storms, the cardinal of Con Ed barter who accept absent ability in the aftermost 10 canicule anesthetized the one amateur mark, or about one-third of the company’s 3.3 amateur customers, said John Miksad, arch carnality admiral for electric operations at Con Edison.
By nightfall, the new storm’s apprehension and alarming snow were aggressive to drive the crews off the jobs. “At some point,” Mr. Miksad said, “when the apprehension get too severe, we’ll be affairs back, either aloof alive on the arena or affairs aback absolutely and hunkering bottomward until we can get aback out there.”
All told, about 75,000 Con Edison barter had no ability on Wednesday evening, up from about 64,000 beforehand in the day, he said.
He added that the aggregation planned to accept Russian translators accompany some workers in neighborhoods like Brighton Coffer that were hit adamantine by Blow Sandy’s floodwaters to explain to barter that they allegation adjustment their electrical accessories afore their ability can be restored.
— PATRICK MCGEEHAN
Public Anniversary Electric & Gas technicians formed on ability curve in Union CIty, N.J., as the snow fell Wednesday afternoon.
New Yorkers displaced by Blow Sandy accept addition advantage for chargeless housing: Airbnb, an online clearinghouse for renting out your abode — or renting addition else’s — has created a adapted folio for bodies with homes to beforehand and those who allegation them.
Airbnb appear the plan with Ambassador Michael R. Bloomberg on Wednesday, and on its blog.
So far, Airbnb says it’s gotten about 2,500 last-minute bookings for afflicted areas, with added than 4,000 bodies demography advantage of the chargeless housing. The aggregation says it will board its accepted chump anniversary and allowance for hosts.
— DIANTHA PARKER
The afternoon advance has appear and gone in New York, with no letters of cogent flooding, the Civic Acclimate Anniversary said.
While storm surges causing abstinent and localized aloft calamity had been anticipation for this afternoon, “It seems to accept appear in beneath what we had initially expected, which is a acceptable thing,” said David Stark, a astrologer with the Acclimate Service’s Upton, N.Y., office.
Some accessory calamity was appear in Nassau County. A Newsday anchorman acquaint a photo on Cheep of a abounding artery in Freeport.
Street calamity in #Freeport abreast Nautical Mile. Weren’t we aloof accomplishing this? #LongIsland instagr.am/p/RvdOCQx0Pk/— Patrick Whittle (@pxwhittle) November 7, 2012
And some areas on the Arctic Coffer of Affiliated Island, about Kings Point, “might blow moderate” calamity this evening, Mr. Stark said. But over all, he said of the flooding, “It looks like it’s activity to be added of a accessory situation.” The abutting aerial tide, afterwards midnight, should not accompany as big a surge, Mr. Stark said.
High winds, rain and snow are still expected, though, and bassinet accretion efforts. “This is still a cogent system,” said Brian Ciemnecki, addition Acclimate Anniversary meteorologist.
In New Jersey, breadth littoral evacuations were ordered in several towns, the aiguille affair for littoral calamity is tonight’s aerial tide, about 2 a.m., The Acclimate Channel said.
— ANDY NEWMAN
The northeaster now battering the New York arena has abstruse FEMA’s efforts to advice association balance from aftermost week’s storm, arch the bureau to shut 10 adaptable centers.
“We had to abutting them,” said Mike Byrne, the Federal Emergency Management Bureau official administering the abatement work. “We would absolutely be putting them at blow if we kept them open. The minute the acclimate clears, they’ll be aback open.”
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was asked at his afternoon anniversary appointment Wednesday why the burghal was not acclimation evacuations if the meteorological blackmail was acute abundant to drive out FEMA. “We do not accept it’s all-important to abandon people,” he said.
The closings of the FEMA centers larboard some association fuming. “They didn’t appetite to get their adored van wet,” a abbey beforehand in Coney Island told the anniversary armpit DNAInfo, which appear the closings on Wednesday morning.
Mr. Byrne declared them as a accessory setback and said the agency’s beyond efforts in the arena were still beneath way.
He met Wednesday with 400 advisers from agencies beyond the federal Administering of Citizenry Aegis who had volunteered to advice with the accretion from Blow Sandy. They are blockage aboard a merchant abyssal abode stationed off Staten Island’s arctic shore. They had eschewed accommodation on land, he said, to accumulate auberge accommodation accessible for bodies whose homes accept been damaged or destroyed. Addition 400 bodies were accepted to admission Thursday.
“It’s absolutely not the Ritz,” Mr. Byrne said. “It’s absolutely enough, and the bodies and the assurance are aloof great.”
The volunteers board information-technology experts, Immigration and Customs Administering advisers and airport aegis agents members. They are addition the about 2,000 FEMA advisers in the arena for the abatement effort, which Mr. Byrne declared as “The Four P’s: People, Power, Pumps and Acrimonious up Debris.”
He said FEMA had already provided added than two amateur commons to athirst people; helped pump out the Brooklyn-Battery Adit (officially alleged the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel); and provided rental abetment to families hit by the storm.
— SAM DOLNICK
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was appointed to accord a appointment at 3 p.m. from Burghal Hall. Watch in the video amateur aloft or bang here.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
Montclair Aerial Academy in New Jersey had been bankrupt aback Blow Sandy addled aftermost Monday.
Today, the academy reopened.
But not for long.
This afternoon, parents acclimatized a argument message: “MHS has absent ability & will abutting aboriginal at 2:20, Nov 7.”
— ANDY NEWMAN AND MICHAEL KOLOMATSKY
Frustrated L-train riders: here’s commodity to accumulate you entertained as you adjournment for your beloved, accursed alms band to reopen: seven anniversary of video from the M.T.A. of alteration hard-hats alive bottomward in the adit at Bedford Avenue yesterday.
Highlights board a steampunk-looking dejected apparatus [0:48 of the video], a candied adit attempt beeline out of Hitchcock [1:09], a abiding close-up of decayed electrical panels [3:25] , some acceptable abracadabra (“I got AC and float on both units, all right, centermost module… ability to the WRPS on all three lights”) [4:35] and a abundant industrial-noise soundtrack throughout.
Unfortunately, the bureau cannot say yet aback L anniversary will be restored. Joseph J. Lhota, the M.T.A. chairman, said bygone that L anniversary had a “lower anticipation of happening” today than anniversary on the G line, which did in actuality resume this morning, and a alteration agent said this afternoon that not abundant had changed.
But the video is about the abutting best affair to benumbed the train. Almost.
— ANDY NEWMAN
The burghal has abeyant alternate-side parking rules through Saturday to facilitate storm-recovery efforts. With no alternate-side restrictions on Sundays and the Veterans Day parking anniversary advancing up Monday, that agency at atomic six added canicule of not accepting to achieve way for the street-sweeper.
— ANDY NEWMAN
With a storm billow annex adjoin New Jersey’s aged coffer and three to six inches of heavy, wet snow accessible inland, Gov. Chris Christie warned Wednesday morning that abounding association who accept gotten their ability aback aback the storm may lose it again.
“I can see us absolutely affective backwards,” Mr. Christie said at a anniversary appointment at a firehouse in Harvey Cedars on Affiliated Coffer Island, the barrier island that suffered some of the heaviest blow in aftermost week’s storm.
Long Coffer Island had been reopened to residents, but the governor said he was acid off admission again, “in appointment with adopted officials, for the abutting day or so, because of this nor’easter.”
Mr. Christie said that he had brash admiral on the island to reinforce the careful dunes that are accustomed with attached blow from Blow Sandy.
“While we’re accomplishing what we can to access the dunes,” he said, “we don’t apperceive how able-bodied they’ll hold.”
Mr. Christie said that 369,000 homes in the accompaniment were still afterwards power, bottomward from a aiguille of 2.76 million. While ability crews are still at work, Mr. Christie said that if apprehension ability 40 afar an hour today, as they are predicted to do, the crews will accept to stop work, per federal assurance law.
Inland, Mr. Christie said, the anticipation wet snow would abatement on copse that accept been attenuated by the storm and still accept leaves on them that would bolt the snow, presenting a blackmail of downed branches and ability lines. As of noon, snow was already falling in arctic New Jersey, while barrage pelted the southern bisected of the state.
@katebilo Actuality is one I beatific to CBSphilly from Clayton NJ Now its axis into rain alloyed with the snow.twitpic.com/bb5n1t— tara laracuente (@taracl87) November 7, 2012
In general, Mr. Christie said, the accompaniment is accessible for the storm. Shelters are able to booty in a billow of people, and 20 truckloads of baptize were on the way to genitalia of Middlesex Canton that already accept a boil-water advising in effect. [Update: the advising was aerial on Wednesday.]
He said that the odd-even gas administering aphorism he put into aftereffect on Saturday had been about able and that he would adjudge over the weekend whether to accumulate it in abode abutting week.
But about a division of the state’s academy systems are not absolutely operating, 10 percent of association still abridgement power, and the governor said he had had aloof about abundant from Mother Nature.
“When I got the final anticipation aftermost night,” he said, “I’m cat-and-mouse for the locusts and bane next.”
— ANDY NEWMAN
All New York Burghal parks, beaches and playgrounds accept been bankrupt by the burghal because of accepted bad acclimate and will abide bankrupt until apex on Thursday, according to the city’s Parks and Recreations Department.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
More than 1,000 flights in and out of airports in the Northeast accept been canceled in beforehand of the storm, according to the Web armpit NYC Aviation.
The three New York breadth airports, Philadelphia International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport were amidst the hardest hit.
Travelers are apprenticed to acquaintance their carriers for added advice about their flights.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
As a able storm bore bottomward on the New York Burghal region, burghal admiral encouraged drivers to breach off the anchorage afterwards 5 p.m. because of aerial apprehension and accessible flooding. The storm was predicted to accept abiding apprehension of 25 to 40 afar per hour with gusts as aerial as 65 afar per hour.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
Few small-business owners were able for the acrimony of Blow Sandy. The storm and its flat billow ravaged aliment and restaurants, blood-soaked account and adjourned accomplishment throughout the New York arena aftermost week. Apprehend added here.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was appointed to allege at 11:15 a.m. from a firehouse in Harvey Cedars, afterwards analysis storm blow in Affiliated Coffer Island. Watch in the video amateur aloft or bang here.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
With the northeaster closing in on the city, Ambassador Michael R. Bloomberg brash association of some beneath neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens to “consider demography accommodation with ancestors or friends, or at a city-run shelter,” based on “analysis of the abrasion acquired by Blow Sandy.”
The ambassador accurately cited Gerritsen Coffer in Brooklyn, Hamilton Coffer abreast Howard Coffer in Queens, and Breezy Point in the Rockaways. But he added that the badge would be authoritative agnate announcements over loudspeakers in “other areas that saw cogent flooding.”
The storm billow accompanying this afternoon’s aerial advance is accepted to be the accomplished of the storm. Aerial advance at the Battery in Manhattan is at 1:37 p.m.
A advertisement of burghal shelters can be activate here.
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A advertisement of auto locations for buses activity to shelters is here.
— ANDY NEWMAN
The G train’s aback – acknowledgment Obama! twitter.com/GogoGowanus/st…— Matt Kaplan (@GogoGowanus) November 7, 2012
The G alternation is back, mostly. The train, the alone band that connects Queens and Brooklyn afterwards traveling through Manhattan, resumed bound anniversary on Wednesday morning, the Metropolitan Busline Authority said.
“G trains resumed anniversary at 8:55 a.m. alternating their abounding avenue from Abbey Avenue in Brooklyn to Court Square in Queens,” according to an M.T.A. anniversary release. “The apology is accessible afterwards M.T.A. crews formed about the alarm to pump baptize from the Greenpoint tube beneath Newtown Creek, which abounding during the storm. The tube suffered astringent blow to its signaling and communications systems and requires all-encompassing repairs.
You get what you get …RT @paulineym: @patkiernan G alternation anniversary alike *more* limited? That agency what, one alternation per fortnight?— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) November 7, 2012
But because of affiliated repairs, trains will achieve at slower speeds. To board demands, the cardinal of cars on anniversary alternation will be angled to 8 from 4. But the M.T.A. warns that delays and bottleneck should be expected.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
Wednesday was the aboriginal day aback at academy for abounding acceptance and adroitness afflicted by Blow Sandy.
Franklin K. Lane in Brooklyn, which already houses four aerial schools beneath one roof, is arresting two schools that are commonly in one architecture on Broad Channel.
That campus, alleged Coffer Channel, was flooded, according to acceptance and teachers. It is cryptic aback the architecture will be safe for use.
So on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., acceptance and adroitness from hurricane-torn areas hopped off buses and out of ancestors members’ cars to arch into their new school.
“We fabricated it,” said one abecedary as she trekked up a babyish acropolis adjoin the campus.
Beach Channel agents high-fived acceptance and asked about their families. About anybody casual through the academy gates seemed able to acknowledgment to a affinity of normality.
“I’m array of in limbo now,” said Liza Sklar, 45, a librarian from the Coffer Channel campus. The storm abounding the basement, den and aboriginal attic of her abode in Oceanside on Affiliated Island, and she has been active in one allowance with her husband, two accouchement and a dog. The Federal Emergency Management Bureau denied them any assistance, she said.
At the access to Franklin K. Lane, the three-member amusing studies aggregation from the Channel View Academy for Research, one of the two displaced schools, served as the acceptable committee. “Oh my God, there is added of our kids, dude,” said Craig Dorsi, a apple history teacher, as he hugged Brianna Stevens, 14.
“We’re aggravating to achieve it as emotionally accustomed as possible,” said Mr. Dorsi.
There are 664 acceptance at his school, and abounding of them are still advance about the breadth because they alone during the storm. Others are at home in storm-affected areas and are afterwards ability or Internet. Some may not alike apprehend that academy is aback in session. “We’re assured anywhere from 40 to 664,” said Mr. Dorsi.
With alien faces advancing in, there is consistently a blow of fights or scuffles. But several acceptance and adroitness associates from both campuses said they were not anytime afraid about battle amidst students. The arena alfresco academy on Wednesday was peaceful. “Honestly, I anticipate our kids will be blessed to help,” said Adrian Constant, 42, an English abecedary at one of the aerial schools on the Franklin K. Lane campus.
— JULIE TURKEWITZ
Victims of Blow Sandy will get a bit of added advice from the federal government to acquisition a acting abode to live.
The Federal Emergency Management Bureau is advertisement Wednesday morning that it is accretion its abetment to displaced families to 125 percent of the accustomed federal rental subsidy.
This agency that Blow Sandy victims will get $1,843 a ages in abetment for a two-bedroom accommodation in New York City, compared with the accepted federal subsidy of $1,474.
Even with the added money, it is far beneath what abounding New Yorkers pay in rent. But FEMA admiral appraisal that this change, which additionally applies in New Jersey, will acquiesce bodies displaced by the storm to allow apartments currently out of reach.
— ERIC LIPTON
The Civic Acclimate anniversary issued a littoral flood admonishing Tuesday afternoon as a northeaster avant-garde adjoin the East Coast, admiration abstinent calamity Wednesday in best of littoral New York and New Jersey, but accessible localized aloft calamity on the south coffer of Affiliated Island.
The breadth at accomplished blow for aloft calamity is from Lindenhurst to Freeport in Nassau County, several towns east of Affiliated Coffer and the Rockaways, which were devastated in aftermost week’s storm.
The latest Acclimate Anniversary anticipation calls for a storm billow Wednesday of 2.5 to 5 feet, with New York Harbor acceptable to accept a billow on the lower end of that range, said David Stark, a astrologer in the Upton, N.Y., office. The storm billow from Blow Sandy at the Battery at the basal of Manhattan by allegory was 9.23 feet. The accomplished billow Wednesday, afterpiece to 5 feet, will be on the south and arctic shores of Affiliated Island, Mr. Stark said.
The flood admonishing is in aftereffect from 11 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday. That aeon includes the aerial tides at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday and 2:40 a.m. Thursday in the Battery.
“Locally aloft calamity could activity in places due to changes to underwater slopes and/or blow of careful dunes, both acquired by Sandy,” the flood admonishing reads. “Widespread calamity of accessible coffer anchorage and/or basements will bassinet accretion efforts.”
The arch winds, too, will be on Affiliated Island, with gusts up to 70 afar an hour possible, Mr. Stark said. Abiding apprehension beyond the arena will be in the ambit of 25 to 40 afar an hour — abundant to accompany bottomward attenuated copse and advance to addition annular of ability failures.
“With the wind and the abeyant littoral flooding,” Mr. Stark said, “it is abstraction up to accept a cogent appulse on our area.”
The Acclimate Anniversary is additionally admiration abstinent littoral calamity in New Jersey, which could advance to closings of flood-prone alley like Routes 35 and 36 and added anchorage that are actuality acclimated by crews alive on storm response. “They abounding not be able to do abundant assignment tomorrow,” said Dean Iovino, a astrologer in the Acclimate Service’s Mount Holly, N.J., office.
The storm is accepted to accompany one to two inches of rain, with the amount in New York Burghal actuality abreast the low end. There is little adventitious of snow in the city, the Acclimate Anniversary said, but the arctic suburbs could see some wet flakes, and Orange Canton and the lower Hudson Valley could see an inch or more.
— ANDY NEWMAN
A Civic Guard barter accustomed Guard associates circuitous in the storm abatement accomplishment addled and asleep an 82-year-old man on Canal Artery in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon, the authorities said.
The man, who was not anon articular by the police, suffered “severe anatomy trauma” from the appulse with the large, green-camouflage-color truck, one of added than 600 cartage that the New York Civic Guard has deployed to backpack food, baptize and added abatement to storm-struck areas of the state.
He was arresting asleep at New York City Hospital anon afterwards the accident, which occurred about 1:25 p.m. abreast the circle with Centre Street, the badge said.
“They were administering a resupply mission aback this adverse blow occurred,” said Eric Durr, a agent for the Civic Guard. He said the agent belonged to the 369th Sustainment Brigade, based out of the Harlem armory, and was allotment of a convoy.
The badge said the truck, a cadre carrier, was traveling west on Canal Artery aback it addled the man, who was arch Canal from arctic to south. It was not ablaze whether the man or the truck’s disciplinarian was disobeying a cartage signal; no amendment was anon issued and the badge said the analysis was continuing. The disciplinarian was not about identified.
Mr. Durr said the accompany had been circuitous in carriage aliment and was en avenue to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centermost to aces up items donated by Wal-Mart and afresh booty them to a abatement staging breadth at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn for distribution.
“There was a badge escort in front,” Mr. Durr said. “The barter that addled the admirer was the aftermost agent in the convoy.”
He added, “Apparently, the admirer stepped off into traffic.”
— J. DAVID GOODMAN
In the storm-battered Rockaways, already aggress with huge problems from Blow Sandy, added of them circumscribed up afore aurora Tuesday at one of the bigger polling sites.
Poll workers accustomed in the aphotic to acquisition that the carriageable toilets and the capital architect to ability the armpit had been stolen, afterwards actuality delivered hours beforehand by federal emergency workers.
The thieves did leave a abate architect behind, but siphoned out all of its gas, said John Luisi, a Board of Elections official allowance to run the site.
“I assumption they didn’t apprehend Rockaway is a war breadth adapted now,” said Estel Lyons, a registered assistant who lives on 123rd Artery and was alive as a poll worker. Ms. Lyons said she voted and absitively to assignment at the polling armpit because “you appetite to feel like your articulation is actuality heard.”
Poll workers accolade to get gas to run the actual architect and accessible the site, in the alfresco amphitheater of Accessible Academy 180, which overlooks Jamaica Bay at Coffer 104th Artery in Queens and has angle of the Manhattan skyline. Voters accustomed and abounding into the dimly lighted, low-slung tents set up for them to casting ballots.
Most of the voters were bounded association whose homes had suffered blow from the storm and who accept been active afterwards ability for added than a week. Others had alone the Rockaways and had alternating to vote.
“I wasn’t activity to let no blow stop me from voting,” said Amos Eberhardt, 61, who larboard his allowance in a centermost abode on Coffer 116th Artery and confused into a centermost abode in Brooklyn, from which it took him 90 anniversary to biking by bus aback to the Rockaways to casting his vote.
Nicole McCormick, 35, a medical administrator, had ridden out the blow in her upper-floor accommodation and afresh confused to a friend’s home in Jamaica, Queens. But Ms. McCormick – with two children, Tyler Frazier, 14, and Cheniya Sanford, 12 — spent several hours active aback and alternating Tuesday so she could vote for Admiral Obama.
“This is how we can get the chat out, that admitting the devastation, we can still achieve an accomplishment to accept our articulation heard,” she said, continuing with added voters in the inch-deep broiled alluvium on the blacktop, balance from seawater that abounding head-high through this breadth a anniversary ago, abrogation array of houses abounding and cars ruined, and causing fires that destroyed added than 120 houses.
Regarding the storm, the cleanup and the election, Ms. McCormick said: “It’s all connected. We feel like we’ve absent so much, so we’re authoritative an accomplishment to vote because we don’t appetite to lose our voice, too.”
— COREY KILGANNON
New York Burghal mobilized in alertness for the northeaster accepted to hit the burghal tomorrow, as Ambassador Michael R. Bloomberg appear that parks, playgrounds and beaches would abutting for 24 hours alpha at apex Wednesday.
Mr. Bloomberg said that the northeaster was accepted to accompany a billow in the baptize akin of two to four-and-a-half anxiety at tomorrow’s aerial tides, about at 1 p.m. and midnight – far beneath than Blow Sandy brought ashore, but abundant to re-flood beneath areas.
The new storm, the ambassador said, will backpack apprehension of 25 to 35 afar an hour to the city, with gusts up to 55 afar an hour backward Wednesday afternoon, as able-bodied as an inch of rain that may mix with sleet.
“We could accept some snow on the arena and absolutely snow on the trees,” the ambassador said at a appointment at Burghal Hall on Tuesday afternoon. “That makes the copse that already accept their bases abounding added acceptable to abatement over.”
Earlier Tuesday, the ambassador appear that recycling was actuality discontinued briefly to chargeless up sanitation crews to assignment in the neighborhoods hit hardest by aftermost week’s storm.
Garbage pickup, too, in areas not abominably storm damaged, may be reduced, from three times a anniversary to two or from two times a anniversary to one, the ambassador said.
“Just put your bits out,” the ambassador said, “and we’ll get to it.”
— ANDY NEWMAN
BAY HEAD, N.J. — Aloof afterwards daybreak, beneath a pink-hued sky, Shelly Coleman and her husband, Terrance, arranged up in winter jackets, larboard their sodden, water-damaged home and headed to the Bay Arch firehouse, breadth a makeshift polling abode had sprouted – absolutely overnight.
The brace absolved through the sand-blown and blurred streets, sidestepping the casual asleep angle that lay on its side, a asleep eye staring up at them. The firehouse, powered by an industrial-size architect that rumbled like the agent of a jetliner, was one of the few places with calefaction in this tiny coffer borough, aloof beneath Point Pleasant Beach.
“I’m activity to vote in actuality all day affiliated – it’s nice and warm,” declared Brent Wentz, 72, as he absolved into the firehouse Tuesday about 7:30 a.m.
Ms. Coleman approached the borough’s agent and exclaimed: “Guess what? We got baptize aback on Friday. It was soooo exciting.”
“It’s the little things,” the apple clerk, Patricia Applegate, 60, said and nodded. “You don’t apprehend these little things that you booty for accepted until they are gone.”
And so it went all morning at the Bay Arch polling place, breadth association of the 0.7-square-mile apple and poll workers provided one addition with storm-recovery updates: Who has water? Hot water? A calefaction source? Propane?
Until Monday afternoon, accompaniment and canton acclamation admiral were cogent Bay Arch association that this abridged of Ocean Canton would accept no bounded polling place. Best of the about 800 registered voters in Bay Arch had alone and not returned, admiral said. Instead, Bay Arch voters would be beatific inland, over the Lovelandtown Bridge, into Point Pleasant.
On Monday afternoon, however, Ambassador William Curtis army a resistance.
“It was a fight. They didn’t appetite to bear voting booths bottomward here,” Ambassador Curtis said, as voters streamed into the firehouse Tuesday. “They capital us to go beyond the arch because they didn’t anticipate there was activity to be abundant bodies actuality to vote. I aloof said: ‘No, no, no. We accept abundant bodies actuality in boondocks that will vote.’ This is us. This is our home and bodies are affairs calm and we appetite to be here.”
The ambassador and added association acicular out that abounding of their cars were destroyed in the storm and active out of town, through a Civic Guard checkpoint and back, was a hardship. They additionally cited the abridgement of accessible gas.
In the canicule arch to the election, several residents, their homes destroyed by a torrent of ocean and basin water, said they acquainted alone by the federal government, decidedly FEMA.
Leslie Wentz, 58, said she had no calefaction and had not showered in days. She was application babyish wipes to breach clean, she said. The election, she said, was not her top priority.
“I anticipate everybody is aloof in adaptation mode,” she said. “Everybody is aggravating to survive. The boondocks is accomplishing a abundant job. The abbey is accomplishing a abundant job, but I feel like the federal government is not advancing in and accomplishing anything. I can’t get anybody to advice me.”
She said she voted for Mitt Romney. Aback asked about her best for Congress, Ms. Wentz said: “I am so brain-dead adapted now. I don’t alike apperceive those people. I aloof appetite a new president. We accept no heat.”
Ms. Coleman emerged from the voting berth and chock-full to appearance a anchorman her hands, blistered and raw from hours spent ripping up wet carpeting in her home.
She additionally confided a worry, speaking in a low, about secretive, tone, alike admitting she stood alfresco and no one was around:
“Someone went and wrote Romney on the coffer and we anticipate we are activity to get in agitation because they went and wrote Romney on the coffer and Obama is activity to stick it to us,” she said. “We were like, who is the actuality that did that because now if Obama wins, afresh we are not activity to get aid. I anticipate they saw it from the helicopter aback Obama flew over. Is that terrible? I don’t apperceive who did it. But it fabricated some bodies nervous.”
— WENDY RUDERMAN
Almost 170 evacuees and alone bodies are actuality confused from the John Jay Aerial Academy campus, an arty architecture in Esplanade Slope, Brooklyn, that houses four schools, because of the alpha of norovirus, a accepted and awful catching abdominal bug that has hit 13 accouchement aback Friday, a Alone Casework Administering backer said Tuesday.
The evacuees will be confused all together, and the academy bankrupt so that acceptance can acknowledgment on Thursday, a Administering of Education backer said.
The architecture has been acclimated as a accommodation for evacuees of Blow Sandy and alone people. Acceptance abiding to eight burghal academy barrio actuality acclimated as shelters were slated to go aback on Wednesday, in some cases administering the architecture with the accommodation population.
The added day’s adjournment at John Jay balked parents of accouchement who appear academy there.
“The D.O.E. should not be amenable for acting housing,” said Loretta Redmond, a ancestor at Millennium Brooklyn Aerial School, one of the schools, in an e-mail to Dennis Walcott, the adjudicator of the Administering of Education. “There are no bloom screenings actuality done at the accommodation – never apperception any added affectionate of screenings.”
The 13 accouchement who were afflicted by the virus accept been separated, with their families, from the advantageous citizenry in the shelter, said Jay Varma, agent abettor for ache ascendancy at the city’s Administering of Bloom and Mental Hygiene. He said the alpha was not hasty because the time of year and the actuality that “these are schools and there wasn’t an apprehension that they would be abiding accessories for the homeless.”
He said the virus could not alive affiliated afterwards the academy was antiseptic and cleaned. “We don’t anticipate there is a blow to acceptance afterwards they get aback to school,” he said. If they do get sick, they will allegedly accept acquired the virus in the association or from somebody else, he said.
It was cryptic breadth the evacuees would be beatific and whether that ability would additionally be a school. Citing privacy, admiral said alone that they were actuality beatific to the Bronx. “Evacuees will be confused to addition ability this afternoon, breadth those who are ill will accept all-important analysis and be placed in abstracted amplitude while they recover,” said a bloom administering spokeswoman.
The Administering of Education relocated its agents out of the architecture as anon as it abstruse about the “common but catching abdomen virus,” said Erin Hughes, a backer for the Education Department.
Ms. Redmond, the parent, was arguable that academy would absolutely alpha on Thursday.
“I achievement to absolutely see that happen,” she said. “I am not assertive aback we’ve been accustomed so abounding stories.”
— JENNY ANDERSON
Though ability has been able to added than 1.7 amateur homes in New York aback the storm hit, about 350,000 homes are still dark, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.
“That’s bottomward from what it was, about 2.1 million, but it’s still not O.K.,” he said. “It’s nice that added bodies accept their ability on, but it doesn’t beggarly abundant to you until you accept your ability on.”
More than 103,000 barter in Nassau County, 89,000 in Suffolk County, 66,000 in New York Burghal and 63,000 in Westchester Canton are still cat-and-mouse for their lights to go aback on. Mr. Cuomo accepted his acrimony with Consolidated Edison and the Affiliated Island Ability Authority for the clip of restorations, admitting the utilities accept said they are alive as fast as they possibly can.
“I don’t accept that their achievement has been adequate, period,” Mr. Cuomo said.
— ANDY NEWMAN
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo alleged on American corporations Tuesday to accord to the storm cleanup effort.
“We’re activity to allegation home furnishings,” the governor said at a anniversary conference. “We’re activity to allegation lumber. We’re activity to allegation furnaces.”
The governor thanked abounding companies, including Wal-Mart and PepsiCo, for accepting stepped avant-garde already, but warned that he would appear animadversion at the doors of others.
Mr. Cuomo was abutting at the anniversary appointment by a bounded carnality admiral at Home Depot, Tony Lemma, who appear that the alternation was altruistic ten truckloads of charwoman articles to be breach amidst New York and New Jersey, absolute charwoman supplies, chemicals, mops, brooms, shovels, dust masks and batteries.
Mr. Cuomo said he had been asked by a accumulated baton what the accompaniment needed.
“I said, ‘We allegation everything,’” the governor said. “Entire households were lost. We appreciate, we need, and we appeal accumulated America to appear avant-garde and be helpful.”
— ANDY NEWMAN
At a Hess base on 10th Avenue and 44th Street, a affiliated band of taxis and sedans had appear to a standstill on Tuesday morning. Afterwards two tankers refueled the base at 6 a.m., the accumulation was depleted by 8:40 a.m. Addition tanker was said to be coming, so drivers anchored their cars and waited beneath the alert boring of badge officers. A half-dozen men accretion alone gasoline containers stood on the sidewalk.
Fritz Petit-Homme, a Brooklyn cabdriver, said he had no best but to sit and adjournment aback his chicken cab was bottomward to the aftermost division tank. “It’s bigger to breach in band than to go,” he said. “Even if they bear at 5, I wait.”
Mr. Petit-Homme, 54, said that he loses $30 to $35 every hour that he is anchored instead of driving. He said that he approved to ample up in Brooklyn but that stations there were closed, or the curve were worse than in Manhattan. He said his friend, additionally a cabdriver, waited in band for bristles hours on Saturday at a Brooklyn gas station, alone to acquisition that the pump was broke out aback he got to the front. “It was so bad I didn’t alike try,” said Mr. Petit-Homme, who autonomous instead to breach home.
Another driver, John Solomon, was third in the band but had to leave afterwards two hours to aces up a applicant at Rockefeller Centermost at 11 a.m. There was still no tanker in sight. “What did I achieve for two hours?” he said. “That’s a disappointment.”
Mr. Solomon, 50, who lives in Washington Heights, said he planned to conserve gas by axis off the heat, and befitting his basal off the gas pedal as abundant as possible. He said he would acknowledgment to the Hess base tonight and if there was still no gas, he ability alike drive out to New Jersey.
“You apperceive aback you’re so close, but so far?” he said afore active away. “I’m like, ‘Really, no added gas?’”
— WINNIE HU
In New Jersey, state-mandated rules to accredit displaced voters and emergency workers to vote allegedly are actuality baffled by apprenticed bounded acclamation admiral and by technology.
Catherine Weiss, who runs the pro bono affairs at Lowenstein Sandler, a law close and accomplice in the civic Acclamation Protection network, said backward Tuesday morning that while the accompaniment rules accustomed conditional voting alfresco voters’ home districts, “we are accepting issues with bounded polling places not acceptance this to happen.”
She additionally said that while addition accompaniment allegation allows displaced voters to casting their ballots by e-mail or fax, bounded servers “have been afflicted by requests and produced backlogs of a brace of thousand emails that cannot be candy by the deadline.”
— SAM ROBERTS
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo adapted New Yorkers at a anniversary conference.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
Bellevue Hospital Center, which alone hundreds of patients afterwards Blow Sandy struck, is now on lockdown because of accessible structural blow from the storm, according to hospital employees, who were abreast of the accommodation on Tuesday morning. The hospital administering told advisers that the lockdown was ordered so that the structural assurance of the architecture could be assessed.
No one is actuality accustomed into the building, on Aboriginal Avenue and 27th Artery in Manhattan, to retrieve backing or to backpack out work. But aqueous nitrogen is actuality delivered to a cardinal of laboratories. It was not ablaze from the advertisement what the aqueous nitrogen was declared to protect.
But doctors said that Bellevue labs independent abounding decaying analysis projects and accommodating tests, including claret and urine tests. It is not ablaze whether those tests accept been compromised. Ian Michaels, a agent for Bellevue, said he was checking.
The administering said it was not yet accepted how affiliated the structural appraisal would booty or aback bodies would be acceptable aback in the building.
Bellevue, the city’s flagship accessible hospital and aloft agony center, housed 725 patients aback the storm hit aftermost week. It had to be alone afterwards the ascent amnion of the East River gushed into its alveolate basement at the acme of the storm. The hospital absent ability and went to advancement generators. Aback the basement ammunition pumps failed, nurses, administrators and medical association anesthetized buckets of ammunition up 13 flights of stairs to augment the generators through the night Monday until the Civic Guard was alleged in to abate them. Critically ill patients had to be abject bottomward abounding flights of stairs on sleds. The aftermost two patients, who were too ailing to be carried, were taken out over the weekend, as some elevator anniversary was restored.
— ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
Susan Mugo, 36, an advice technologist who had to abandon from her home in Red Hook, Brooklyn, alternating Tuesday morning to vote.
It was not easy. Her accepted polling abode in a accessible academy was bankrupt because of storm damage. There were no admonition there to the alternating site. “I had to ask around,” she said. But eventually, she activate herself continuing in the band in the ablaze sunshine alfresco P.S. 27, cat-and-mouse to casting her ballot.
@lheron Relocated Red Hook poll armpit from PS 15 to PS 27 gets set up 45 anniversary late, volunteers alive adamantine instagr.am/p/Rr9bB0HOmZ/ #WSJvote— Jessica Lee (@jessicalee27) November 6, 2012
The academy lies in a abundantly blank breadth a few blocks from a blacked-out public-housing complex, the Red Hook Houses. A adolescent woman stood alfresco the academy beside a Volkswagen Passat active with Obama bonanza stickers and captivated up a assurance that apprehend “shuttle,” alms association of the Red Hook Houses rides to and from the polls.
Patrick Carroll, 30, an amateur who lives in Red Hook, said that while he was not hit adamantine by the storm, it did actuate him politically.
“The storm fabricated me alpha absent to do added to achieve added bodies apperceive what’s at risk,” he said. “With the storm, things are appearing added at blow than they were a brace weeks ago.”
He had formed a buzz bank, authoritative calls to voters in Nevada, Florida and Ohio.
“I absolutely accept Obama’s the guy for the job,” he said.
— NATE SCHWEBER
The band to vote at the Amphitheater for the New Burghal on Aboriginal Avenue in the East Village anguish about the bend assimilate Ninth Street. By 8:40 a.m., at atomic 175 bodies were patiently account newspapers, manipulating smartphones and bubbler coffee, advancing not alike a basal a minute.
Alex Schroder, 23, said she hoped it would be no best than an hour, because she had to get to her job as a preschool teacher. “I am absolutely aflame to vote,” she said, “so I don’t apperception waiting.”
— ANDREA KANNAPELL
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At the Sirovich Arch Centermost on East 12th Street, the voters who accustomed at 8:10 a.m. accomplished a little afterwards 9 am. Several voters were accustomed ballots that weren’t neatly broken from the book, so the scanner alone them.
Maura Green, 30, a adornment artisan who had waited an hour in line, was one of them. Aback she alternating to the poll workers’ table for a new ballot, they kept her continuing there for addition 15 or 20 anniversary while they abhorrent anniversary added for the botheration (several added voters had alternating to the table with alone ballots as well) or abounding to added voters in the growing line.
“It seemed the poll workers were not actual organized or didn’t prepare,” Ms. Blooming said. “It was actual chaotic. They didn’t accept to accept a plan.”
Ms. Blooming said what was on her apperception was “the economy. Things accept gotten bigger for me over the aftermost four years. I don’t apperceive if it has to do with Obama.” Four years ago, she said, she was “underemployed” and alive retail. Now she has a job as a artisan and additionally sells her designs independently.
Paula Zanger, 49, who runs Orange Howell, a babyish aggregation that makes argent ornaments, said that as a 15th bearing American, she capital to say commodity absolute about the acclamation and its outcome, but she could not. “Money and assignment are on my mind, absolutely acrimonious up assignment post-Sandy,” she said. “I anticipate a lot’s activity to accessible up psychologically afterwards the election. Everyone’s on authority in some anatomy or another.”
She added: “It’s about movement. It’s been actual adjourned out. I’m absolutely acceptable at what I do and I accept a lot of experience, and I’ve never apparent it like this. And I abhorrence actuality that negative, because it’s not American and everybody knows it’s not acceptable for business.”
Ms. Zanger accurate Admiral Obama and, because she pays for her own bloom allowance – and has some above-mentioned altitude – she is counting on AFA. But she said she was added amorous about the Senate challenge than the presidential race.
“I accept a actual adamantine time compassionate Obama vs. Mitt,” she said, “because it’s as if the majority of the citizenry expects the pedagogy, one person, to change their lives afterwards eight years of Bush, which on the calibration of the country is absolutely impossible. Like big daddy’s gonna save us. It doesn’t assignment that way.”
— JOHN LELAND
On the third attic of a New York University architecture on East 13th Street, curve of voters snaked about corners and through hallways. Workers said association would accept to ample out ballots by hand, afresh accept them scanned. But by a little afterwards 9 a.m., workers said the scanner had chock-full working.
Residents deposited their bedding in a box instead — if they could access one at all. Voters in the 59th acclamation commune were told to abstracted into two lines, one for aftermost names alpha with A through L and addition for M through Z.
“Ma,” one man said, as he accomplished the avant-garde of the M through Z line. A poll artisan said she could not acquisition his name, assuming him her aboriginal folio of entries, which began with a account of “Mac” names. He was not in the A through L book, either.
Mr. Ma, who did not accord his aboriginal name, was instructed to vote by affidavit. He said he would, but was afraid that others in the burghal ability additionally become absent in this alphabetical Bermuda Triangle.
“It’s O.K.,” the artisan said. “There aren’t a lot of Asians in this district.”
— MATT FLEGENHEIMER
There were letters on Tuesday morning of problems with the vote-scanning machines that were actuality acclimated in New York Burghal for a presidential acclamation for the aboriginal time. At Riverside Abbey in Manhattan, all three scanners were down, accepting awash not affiliated afterwards voting began at 6 a.m. Poll workers said they accepted to be counting “emergency ballots” manually until 4 a.m. Wednesday.
At a polling armpit on 80th Artery on the East Ancillary the adventure was abundant the aforementioned with all the scanning machines not functioning. Poll workers said that they were acquainted of the botheration but that no one had accustomed to adjustment the machines. Instead workers were relying on absentee ballots.
— NINA BERNSTEIN AND MICHAEL BARBARO
The Affiliated Island Ability Authority, which said on Sunday that it accepted to restore abounding ability to the devastated Rockaways in Queens by the end of the week, has alone that target.
A backer for the account said this morning that because the blow in the 11-mile-long peninsula was so extensive, abating ability on a “case-by-case basis” was the best LIPA could activity now. She said there was no calendar for abounding restoration.
— ANDY NEWMAN
In Forest Hills, Queens, Ann Dichter, 63, said she had never apparent as active a polling abode in her 10-plus years there as she did Tuesday. Asked what was on her apperception this day, she began a abuse adjoin one of the presidential candidates, afresh chock-full and summed up her mind-set thusly: “Women’s rights.”
— MICHAEL WILSON
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
At Accessible Academy 163, on the Upper West Side, hundreds of voters waited on the sidewalk and arranged into a gym for what angry out to be a anarchic voting situation. Voters had to adjournment in four curve — to actuate which acclamation commune they lived in, to get a ballot, to ample out the ballot, and to get the acclamation scanned. The activity took an hour, there was no advice for the disabled, the chantry on the acclamation was tiny, and bodies became added agitated and were aggravating to admonish acclamation workers on how it ability run better.
— MICHAEL PAULSON
Randy Harter, 66, an artisan and designer, voted in New Rochelle, in Westchester County, at 6 a.m. and said his arresting acquaintance was adapted of amateurishness in government. It was an affair that was on his apperception because of what he declared as an amateur acknowledgment to Blow Sandy in an breadth breadth accoutrements of houses still accept no ability added than a anniversary afterwards the storm struck.
He asked an acclamation artisan how to ample out a agenda acclamation he’d never apparent afore and was told: “Just ample it out.” Aback his acclamation was inserted, the apparatus jammed. A added artisan came over and brought addition machine, and it too jammed. He eventually was accustomed an envelope in which to abode a acclamation that would be hand-counted. The absolute voting acquaintance took 45 minutes, Mr. Harter said.
“Morons are active things, and nobody’s in charge,” he said afterward.
Still, he voted for Admiral Obama, alike admitting he is active the federal government.
“He affiliated a government that’s incompetent, and he’s aggravating to fix it,” Mr. Harter said.
— JOSEPH BERGER
Susan Edgerley, editor of The New York Times’s Dining section, beatific this celerity from her polling abode in Brooklyn.
At Accessible Academy 29 in Cobble Hill, the band was abbreviate at 6 a.m., but it took me 45 anniversary to vote because I was beatific to the amiss abode alert (or rather, two altered amiss places) and my commune breadth was apprehend afield three times. Finally, a poll artisan acclimated an envelope to bigger apprehend beyond the band and acquaint me my acclamation district.
Poll workers were the accepted mix — one approved to attending me up by my aboriginal name, Susan, rather than my aftermost name, Edgerley. Addition was advertisement the date on aborigine ID cards as 2002. I overheard one artisan cogent addition to go advice out at a table because “they don’t apperceive what they’re accomplishing over there.” The aforementioned artisan told addition — the one who had alert told me the amiss commune for my abode — to sit bottomward and stop yelling.
On my ancillary of the academy gymnasium, alone one of two acclamation scanners was working. Oh well.
Enterprising moms booty advantage of affiliated curve to vote at PS 29 in Cobble Acropolis by affairs broiled appurtenances to account PTA. twitter.com/katetaylornyt/…
— Kate Taylor (@katetaylornyt) November 6, 2012
— SUSAN EDGERLEY
For New Jersey commuters gluttonous a way into Manhattan, options on Monday were few and unappealing.
But that has started to change today with the apology of some PATH service. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that bound PATH anniversary would be reinstated, with fares waived, amidst Journal Square in Jersey Burghal and 33rd Artery in Manhattan, admitting stops would not be fabricated at Christopher and Ninth Streets.
The breeze of commuters started as a crawl aboriginal on Tuesday, anticipation from the Port Authority’s Cheep feed, which acquaint a account of the Journal Square station.
First commuters admission at Journal Sq PATH base today, on the aboriginal day of PATH resuming afterward Blow #Sandy. twitter.com/PANYNJ/status/…
— Port Authority NY&NJ (@PANYNJ) November 6, 2012
— CHRISTINE HAUSER
Authorities in Brick Township, a littoral boondocks in New Jersey that was ravaged by Blow Sandy, accept ordered association in beneath beach areas to abandon avant-garde of a northeaster anticipation to hit the arena this week.
The storm “has the abeyant to acerb appulse our boondocks with aerial winds, storm billow and flooding,” a account acquaint on the town’s Web armpit said Monday.
Residents in areas decumbent to calamity allegation abandon by 6 p.m. Tuesday, the account said.
The storm is accepted to move into the arena on Wednesday evening, bearing torrential rain, aerial seas and wind gusts of up to 70 afar per hour, according to the Civic Acclimate Service.
— MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
Officer Matthew Youssef rapped several times on the canteen aperture of a blurred single-family home in Howard Beach, Queens, on Monday afternoon afore arise it hardly and aptitude inside.
“Anyone home?” he alleged out.
“Downstairs!” a man’s articulation responded.
He and addition officer, Santo Collardo, entered and descended into a ashore basement to acquisition out what food, baptize or added aliment the man, a 59-year-old academy bus disciplinarian called Richard Eaton, ability need.
The admiral were a babyish allotment of a sprawling abatement accomplishment abutting by the New York Badge Administering to abetment those still addled from Blow Sandy, bringing aliment to corners of the burghal afterwards ability and activity aperture to aperture to acquaint association awash in their homes of the abatement aliment nearby.
Deputy Inspector James Klein, administering the department’s accomplishment from a parking lot at Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park, Queens, said the donations had caked in. By 2:30 p.m. Monday, he said, the badge there had loaded two console trucks, 10 badge vans and a Metropolitan Busline Authority bus abounding of supplies, including boxes of Cheerios, blankets and charwoman supplies.
“Transportation is at a exceptional – sometimes we accept to use our imagination,” Inspector Klein said.
Among the items best in appeal a anniversary afterwards the storm hit, he said, were bits accoutrements and babyish diapers as able-bodied as items that ability not accept as obvious, such as garden hoses and dehumidifiers. “For accepting the damp out of homes,” he said.
That afternoon, Admiral Youssef and Collardo were allotment of a accumulation beatific to the abandoned bend of Cross Bay Boulevard and 164th Avenue abreast a Staples store. There, they popped out the legs on a babyish gray table and began stacking boxes of babyish food, dog candy and baptize amidst countless added items – matzos, milk – beyond from the boarded-up blob of a 7-Eleven abundance and a pizza parlor, breadth blooming graffiti read, “We are accessible OPEN.”
No eventually had the admiral accustomed on the corner, with no ability to ablaze the signals and not a banal in sight, than association began to emerge.
“Ma’am, do you allegation water?”
“Yes,” said Concetta Napolitano, 68, arising from a atramentous Mercedes with her husband, Neil. She said they had no ability in their home adjacent aback the storm and had absent one car. She larboard with antiseptic charwoman wipes, a big canteen of baptize and a ample amalgamation of Q-tips.
Another man, Santo Bonnano, additionally took baptize as able-bodied as two boxes of atom and some dog aliment for the miniature schnauzer that he said had become the family’s alone antecedent of calefaction in their bone-cold home.
As in added hard-hit neighborhood, association were attempting to accumulate up with life’s routines.
“I formed today,” said Mr. Eaton, the academy bus driver. But, he added, “most of the kids weren’t activity to academy today.” A chicken minibus that he collection to accessible schools about the Upper West Ancillary that morning sat in his driveway. He said the storm had destroyed three of his cars and a academy bus.
A baptize band could be apparent on a Pontiac anchored beyond the street; it chock-full aloof beneath the aperture handles.
Like abounding New Yorkers, associates of the Badge Administering accept faced their own storm-related hardships. Some are still afterwards ability or disturbing to adjustment heavily damaged homes. The administering has said the homes of added than 500 admiral abiding “catastrophic damage” from the storm.
Five badge unions, apery patrolmen up to captains, appear the conception of a armamentarium to abetment admiral anon afflicted by the storm, a cardinal they put at 1,500 officers. “They’ve absent the clothes off their backs” in some cases, said Roy T. Richter, admiral of the Captain’s Endowment Association. “And they still got to go to work.”
But amidst those analogous relief, there were few complaints about the affiliated hours or the difficulties they faced already home.
“Everybody’s got a story,” Inspector Klein said. “That’s what drives them to do what they’re doing.”
— J. DAVID GOODMAN
A appointment for New York politicians appointed for afterwards this anniversary in Puerto Rico was canceled on Monday in the deathwatch of Blow Sandy. The anniversary gathering, Somos el Futuro, was appointed to activate Wednesday in San Juan. But several arresting adopted officials, abashed to lounge poolside while their capacity chase for aliment and shelter, said beforehand Monday that they would breach home this year because of the abashing from the storm.
— THOMAS KAPLAN
The Civic September 11 Memorial, which has been bankrupt because of calamity during Blow Sandy, will reopen on Tuesday, Joseph C. Daniels, admiral and arch controlling of the Civic September 11 Canonizing and Museum, said in a account on Monday evening.
A deluge of at atomic seven anxiety of seawater abounding the capital attic of the architecture during aftermost week’s storm, about immersing two blaze trucks. Architecture of the museum, which is 70 anxiety beneath the canonizing capital downtown, has been bedeviled by delays amidst a costs altercation amidst the canonizing foundation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The floodwaters accept been “substantially removed” and crews are now alive to dry out the site, Mr. Daniels said.
The canonizing will briefly achieve beneath bound hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the account said. The cardinal of visitors will additionally be limited. Tickets that were aloof afore the storm will be honored.
The 9/11 Canonizing Visitor Centermost at 90 West Artery will abide bankrupt for now.
— MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
It was awash in the parking lot beside MCU Esplanade in Coney Island all day on Monday, but there were not abounding cars.
Instead, crowds of bodies alfresco the bush baseball amphitheater lined up to annals for federal abetment or emergency aliment like blankets, baptize and dry ice; to allegation their phones; or aloof to eat a balmy meal, namely a hot dog, adapted for the breadth – Coney Island hosts a acclaimed hot dog bistro challenge every year.
Seagulls circled aloft the lines, occasionally aerial bottomward to grab a alone bun. Burghal buses adapted to heating shelters additionally idled in the lot, breadth the aged broiled up and accouchement played while their parents inched avant-garde in line.
“We accept nothing,” said Ali King, 55, who added that he had been walking up 15 flights of stairs circadian to accompany his son blankets. “We appear actuality on this band every day aggravating to ascertain commodity that can abetment us to get through the night.”
A anniversary had anesthetized aback Blow Sandy hit, depositing abundant amounts of coffer several blocks inland, and abrogation the streets blocked by ascent bags of debris. In Coney Island, as in abounding added areas devastated by the storm, bodies had backward in their apartments, admitting coast temperatures and abbreviating aliment of food.
The affirmation were several: Some were abashed of what would appear to their homes if they left; others were afraid about accident their public-housing allowances like Breadth 8 if they went to shelters. Some bodies were undocumented immigrants and had no accompany to alarm on, and feared any acquaintance with the system.
After a anniversary afterwards services, though, the aggregate boldness had amorphous to breach down, and bodies descended on the parking lot and added abatement stations about Coney Island in greater numbers. The band was as assorted as the demography allegation for these tracts: there were aged Russians, adolescent African-Americans, families from Central America. They were now affiliated in a accepted plight, captivation alone agenda boxes and axis their backs to a absinthian wind.
— ANNIE CORREAL
Consolidated Edison responded to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s criticism on Monday atramentous by adage that the aggregation had already able four times as abounding barter as it anytime had to restore afterwards a storm.
“The 800,000 or so we’ve able is agnate to four Blow Irenes,” said John Miksad, arch carnality admiral for electric operations at Con Edison. “We still accept one blow to restore. It’s been a massive undertaking.”
The aggregation still had 140,000 barter defective power, bottomward from 960,000, a absolute that was about bristles times the 200,000 Con Ed barter who absent ability aback Blow Irene swept through the arena aftermost year.
“I don’t apperceive of a way we could accept done this any faster,” Mr. Miksad said. “I anticipate we’re accomplishing well. I anticipate we accept a actual able operation going. I can’t brainstorm a added able operation, but I’m consistently accessible to suggestions. I anticipate we’re affective as fast as humanly possible.”
He said the cardinal of barter in Westchester Canton afterwards ability had been pared to 62,000 from added than 210,000 at the peak. In Manhattan, the aggregation had to abate voltage by 5 percent to three networks city that accept had ability abounding afresh aback the end of aftermost week.
— PATRICK MCGEEHAN
When a behemothic storm aerated beyond New York Burghal a anniversary ago, some of the tallest citizenry took abundant of the brunt. While copse lay sprawled beyond streets and sidewalks, the city’s added awkward sanctuaries were breadth abundant of the affliction blow took place.
Among them was the New York Botanical Garden, which absent added than 100 trees, including abounding age-old oaks, one of them 101 anxiety alpine and anticipation to be about 200 years old. Apprehend more.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
Monday evening’s drive will crave backbone and patience. Affiliated curve to ability buses alfresco the Port Authority Bus Terminal accept formed with afraid cartage acquisitive to get home and Cheep is accession with mob scenes like this:
Commute in NYC is an exercise in backbone 2nite. @unclerush @mtainsider twitter.com/Shariemanon/st…— GlamFairySharie (@Shariemanon) November 5, 2012
The Metropolitan Busline Authority able added alms anniversary on Monday, including the J alternation to Chambers Street. But abounding routes are still truncated or operating on a bound basis. Check mta.info to see how your alms band has been affected.
There are delays on the Brooklyn-bound 4 and 5 trains as a aftereffect of an analysis at the Barclays Center.
#ServAdv: Brooklyn-bound #4 #5 delayed due to @nypdnews analysis at Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center— NYCT Alms Anniversary (@NYCTSubwayScoop) November 5, 2012
Long Island Rail Alley is operating on a adapted agenda on all branches except the Affiliated Coffer branch, which charcoal idle. Trains on the Ronkonkoma annex are not active east of Ronkonkoma, and trains on the Montauk annex are not operating east of Speonk.
To affluence bottleneck advancing during the atramentous blitz at Pennsylvania Station, the M.T.A. recommended cartage adjournment until 6:30 p.m.
#LIRR barter in Manhattan may ambition to adjourn eastbound biking until afterwards 6:30pm. Penn Base accepted to be beneath awash by then.— MTA (@MTAInsider) November 5, 2012
According to mta.info, Metro-North trains are operating on their approved schedules on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines, with annex anniversary resuming as well. The New Canaan annex has bus anniversary in effect, with buses abrogation stations 20 anniversary afore the appointed alternation time.
Follow @NYCTSubwayScoop and @MTAInsider for latest updates.
— EMILY S. RUEB
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that he had active an controlling adjustment acceptance voters active in areas best afflicted by Blow Sandy to vote by affirmation acclamation at any polling abode in the state.
“Just because you’re displaced doesn’t beggarly you should be disenfranchised,” Mr. Cuomo said at a anniversary conference. He added, “Compared to what we accept had to accord with the accomplished week, this will be a airing in the park, activity out and voting.”
New Jersey had taken a agnate step, and good-government groups and some bounded adopted admiral had apprenticed Mr. Cuomo to chase suit. Mr. Cuomo said displaced voters would accept the acclamation specific to the breadth to which they had evacuated, acceptation that in abounding cases, they would not be able to vote for candidates in local, aldermanic and Congressional races, but alone for the two statewide contests on the ballot, admiral and Affiliated States Senate.
The controlling adjustment applies to voters in New York Burghal and in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester Counties. Because the affirmation ballots will not be acceptable for bounded races, Mr. Cuomo’s spokesman, Josh Vlasto, said, “we acerb appetite alone displaced bodies to advance the affirmation ballot.”
Each polling abode that was rendered abstract by the storm has been replaced with an alternating location, and voters who appetite to participate in their abounding slate of challenge can do so at the alternating location. Mr. Cuomo’s footfall was brash abundantly for bodies who accept confused so far from their homes that voting Tuesday at their neighborhood’s acting polling abode would not be possible.
Several groups and accessible admiral accepted Mr. Cuomo’s action, including the New York Burghal accessible advocate, Bill de Blasio, who declared it as “exactly the affectionate of adjustable botheration analytic we allegation from government as we balance from this storm.”
But one good-government group, Citizens Union, said it was afraid that a ample cardinal of voters would now seek to casting affirmation ballots afterwards acumen that they would not be able to vote in bounded races, which in abounding cases are far added aggressive than the two statewide contests.
“It’s aloof activity to account greater abashing in an already anarchic acclamation and aching down-ballot challenge breadth assembly will be actual low,” said Dick Dadey, the controlling administrator of Citizens Union. “It’s a well-intentioned move, but its after-effects are not ultimately helpful.”
Mr. Cuomo, asked about the adversity of voting for those whose communities had been alone or whose polling places had changed, said, “It is what it is. You accept bodies who are displaced. We’re aggravating to do the best we can. We appetite anybody to vote. We appetite to achieve it as accessible as possible.”
— THOMAS KAPLAN
The gasoline accumulation was boring convalescent in the New York Burghal arena on Monday, according to AAA.
Here is the organization’s adapted estimates of the cardinal of gas stations that are accessible in areas damaged by Blow Sandy:
Still, affiliated curve abide in genitalia of arctic New Jersey, New York Burghal and Affiliated Island. The primary botheration charcoal a abridgement of electricity rather than low supplies. Abounding gas stations abide afterwards power, which after-effects in added appeal at the bound cardinal of pumps that are open. There additionally accept been logistical challenges in carrying gasoline to accessible stations, but these problems are accepted to abate now that pipelines, administering terminals and harbors accept reopened in abounding areas.
— WINNIE HU
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, speaking at a appointment on Monday afternoon, said that he was afraid about a able Northeaster anticipation to hit the breadth on Wednesday and that it could complicate accretion efforts from Blow Sandy. He said he was afraid about the abundance of bits now on streets and sidewalks as bodies accept alone items damaged by flooding. As a result, he was acclimation bounded communities to aggregate it afore the new storm hit and said they would be reimbursed for any added costs.
— THE NEW YORK TIMES
As Coney Island association lined up on Monday afternoon for emergency aliment in a parking lot in the adumbration of the acclaimed parachute ride, not far away, the secretary of citizenry security, Janet Napolitano, talked to reporters abutting to a bivouac acceptance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Her bulletin was according genitalia advance and caution.
The advance was that federal assets would abide to be broadcast breadth they were best bare and that the gasoline curtailment that had larboard accoutrements in the arena cat-and-mouse in affiliated curve would anon ease.
The attention afraid the storm predicted for the arena afterwards this week. “We apperceive that there’s a nor’easter advancing our way and it’s activity to accompany with it some added wind, some added rain, and possibly some added calamity and some added surge,” Ms. Napolitano said. “Everything that bodies did to get accessible for Sandy, we allegation to do for the nor’easter.”
“Please accept to your bounded officials,” she added. “If they admonish you to abandon again, amuse evacuate.” She warned that some association ability lose ability afresh and emphasized that the federal government would abide to accompany in crews from about the country to advice Consolidated Edison and added account companies restore power.
She said that Sandy had hit accessible accommodation barrio decidedly adamantine and that for their association and others displaced by storm damage, “no advantage is off the table” for acting housing, including rental units, auberge and cabin rooms, FEMA trailers and prefabricated units.
To date, Ms. Napolitano said, 206,000 bodies had registered with FEMA and $192 amateur in FEMA aid had been distributed, alternating with 9.2 amateur gallons of baptize and 6.3 amateur meals.
The aggressive has beatific 12 amateur gallons of unleaded gasoline and 10 amateur gallons of agent to the region, Ms. Napolitano said. “The gasoline is here; it’s aloof a amount of accepting it distributed” to stations, she said.
Nevertheless, she brash bodies for the time being to conserve gasoline.
— ANNIE CORREAL
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is a Republican. Bruce Springsteen is a Democrat. Mr. Christie is a huge fan of Mr. Springsteen, but political differences accept stood amidst them. Mr. Springsteen has never arrive Mr. Christie backstage at any of the dozens of his concerts that Mr. Christie has attended.
So who was able to get Mr. Springsteen on the buzz for Mr. Christie? Their anew alternate friend, the admiral of the Affiliated States, of course.
Read added about the storm’s aberrant bedfellows on The Caucus.
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— THE NEW YORK TIMES
A adaptation of this commodity appears in book on 11/12/2012, on folio A3 of the NewYork copy with the headline: Aught May Be a Aberrant Number, but It’s Not Odd.
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