Post-Sandy Tips & Info For The Coming Week

Following are relevant tips as of Sunday night for Brooklyn Heights residents—and beyond—as the city continues to put the pieces back together following Hurricane Sandy… whose one-week evil anniversary is tomorrow. Please add comments below if you have additional helpful info… Also keep an eye on the Twitter feed at the right on BHB.

* P.S. 8 is open Monday for regular classes. All but 100 public schools in NYC reopen. Some remain without heat. Find out details about those affected here.
* Transit Tracker from WNYC, with latest info on subways, buses, airports, etc. Subway info here, MTA updates here. Brooklyn bus service to Manhattan winding down… MTA says South Ferry Station in Manhattan, which was completely flooded, is now dry. MTA post-storm map here. See fascinating MTA video of South Ferry & Whitehall Street station pumping operations here.
* Alternate-Side Parking suspended citywide Monday and Tuesday.
* For drivers, HOV-3 restrictions have been lifted.
* NYC Sanitation department continues working 12 hour shifts to clean hurricane debris. No recycling pick-up until further notice.
* As temperatures drop into the 30s Monday, here is the list of warming shelters in NYC and Brooklyn.
* Polling sites remain intact for voting Tuesday, November 6, except for 1 St. James Pavilion at 240 Jay Street in zip code 11201, which has relocated to PS 67, 51 St Edwards Street in zip 11205. Info here. Citywide, 60 polling stations have been relocated. Please double-check this info; comments below refute it.
* Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery Information is here.
* NEW: Lots of stats about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on NY here.

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  • liam

    st francis college is also open

  • i

    I vote at St James Pavilion and the BOE website and other materials do NOT say that our polling place has changed. As of Monday morning, it appears voting will take place as scheduled at St James Pavilion.