As residents and officials survey the damage to New York City this morning, one thing is clear: it is the worst mass transit crisis in city history.
“The New York City subway system is 108 years old,” MTA chairman Joseph J. Lhotasaidin a statement last night, “But it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night.” Seven subway tunnels were inundated, Lhota said. Photos showed flooding in stations from Bay Ridge, at the foot of Brooklyn, toHarlem, in Upper Manhattan. The PATH station connecting Lower Manhattan to New Jersey alsoflooded, Kubrick-style, as did the World Trade Center construction site.
According to New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, Lhota told CBS the situation was worse than the worst case scenario the MTA had envisioned. There have been rumors the system could be down for a week, but the MTA has refused to speculate about a timeline.
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Well, that storm certainly was something. I am fine here in Astoria - had power + internet the whole night. Super windy outside. Wishing everyone else on the East Coast the best!
We’re trying to win the Audience Choice Award!!! Help us!
Sweet Misery will have two screenings at the New York Television Festival! They are Tues. Sept. 20th at 9pm and Wed. Sept. 21st at 6:00pm. Both will be held at TriBeCa Cinemas at 54 Varick St. in NYC. Tickets are free ($5 handling fee), but we are paired with two other pilots in the same 60 min block so time is a factor and they do sell out fast. Get your tickets here. We hope to see you there for all the fun and festivities! Drinks and hugs to whoever comes!!
I cannot attend either of these screenings but I feel strongly that they should win the Audience Choice Award. NYTVF screenings are always a blast filled with creativity and talent. Very upcoming. Very cool. Very important to your lives.
Game Night! w/ LYLAS and Uncle Fingers! is TONIGHT!
Come join Creative Differences in an evening of long form improvisation with some not so Trivial Pursuits as they take their suggestions from trivia questions from the audience.
This is a FREE Basement show at the Peoples Improv Theater @9:30PM!
Featuring: LYLAS and Uncle Fingers!
Please come to this show tonight! It should be a lot of fun and is totally free-town, USA.
I speak truths about Long Island and do impressions of annoying women. My scarf and cinematic lighting steal the show, though. FACTS.
Visiting Long Island! The Smith Haven Mall is really a melting pot of all walks of life, but mainly intense women with Long Island accents.