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Is it 26th street? I heard 37th down. I know some friends in Chelsea say they don't have power (25th & below) but my office is down which is on 28th & Park.

I'm not sure exactly about residential & businesses but the street lights turn dark at 26th St
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I actually considered riding my bike in if the power came back up tomorrow but fixed gear + no brakes + idiot drivers + no streetlights = NOMOARLIFE. frown.gif

Go for it- please film.
post #738 of 7615
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I actually considered riding my bike in if the power came back up tomorrow but fixed gear + no brakes + idiot drivers + no streetlights = NOMOARLIFE. frown.gif

 

I biked this morning from BK to the Grand Central area at 7:30 am. I would say 90% of my trip was through areas without power, so the 37th and down conjecture seems accurate. It was not fun. If you are slow and deliberate, however, you should be fine. Probably wouldn't have ridden in if I had known so much of the city and so much of my trip would be through areas still without power. 

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I biked this morning from BK to the Grand Central area at 7:30 am. I would say 90% of my trip was through areas without power, so the 37th and down conjecture seems accurate. It was not fun. If you are slow and deliberate, however, you should be fine. Probably wouldn't have ridden in if I had known so much of the city and so much of my trip would be through areas still without power. 

They just reported 39th down on channel 4. No way I'm trying to drive or bike down to go to an office without power. For what?
post #740 of 7615
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Is it 26th street? I heard 37th down. I know some friends in Chelsea say they don't have power (25th & below) but my office is down which is on 28th & Park.

I walked around a bit yesterday. Around 39th St to 26th St the power loss seems sporadic. Below 26th St or so, there is total power loss.
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I'm not sure exactly about residential & businesses but the street lights turn dark at 26th St

Nice to see you back. I assume you are now at the office where there is power.

The people without power also said their water is out as well because the pumps aren't working.
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I walked around a bit yesterday. Around 39th St to 26th St the power loss seems sporadic. Below 26th St or so, there is total power loss.

Can you elaborate as to whether this is east or west?
post #742 of 7615
I was walking down 7th and 8th Ave.
post #743 of 7615
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Nice to see you back. I assume you are now at the office where there is power.
The people without power also said their water is out as well because the pumps aren't working.

Yes, in the office now, which re-opened today. At home, we have no power, no water (pump as you mentioned) and no cell connectivity (powered towers are just too far). I had to walk 20+ blocks yesterday simply to get a cell signal and send a couple of messages. Yesterday morning was an eerie sight downtown: hordes of people just walking up. Some were just looking for signal, others were carrying backpacks, grocery bags, suitcases... basically walking up. It reminded me of a less dramatic version of The Road where everyone is walking in the same direction.

All said though, a much better situation than all these families whose home got flooded or lost possessions or home.
post #744 of 7615
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Can you elaborate as to whether this is east or west?

 

My morning commute was up 1st Ave up to 42nd. Office on 42nd has power.  

post #745 of 7615
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Can you elaborate as to whether this is east or west?

6th & 8th ave street lights are on from 26 & up, stores also seem powered right after 26th. On Park, I looked up from 21st and could not see a single street light on all the way to the Met Life so it's very possible that the blackout goes up farther on the east side
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Originally Posted by JackFlash View Post

I biked this morning from BK to the Grand Central area at 7:30 am. I would say 90% of my trip was through areas without power, so the 37th and down conjecture seems accurate. It was not fun. If you are slow and deliberate, however, you should be fine. Probably wouldn't have ridden in if I had known so much of the city and so much of my trip would be through areas still without power. 
Make sure you avoid the Machines area. They will grab you to use as a battery.
post #747 of 7615
Drove through Lincoln Tunnel last night and then cross town to the 59th St Bridge to make way to parents' house in Queens where electricity and running water still exist. It was very easy 40th street on up.
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Bloomberg just announced a carpool rule for all Manhattan-bound commuters from 6am to midnight tomorrow and Friday.
For the following bridges/tunnels only cars with three or more people will be allowed to enter the city.
Lincoln Tunnel
Henry Hudson Parkway
Triboro RFK Bridge
Queensboro Bridge
Williamsburg Bridge
Manhattan Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

**Restrictions will apply to taxis, except for the hours between 4 p.m. and midnight to facilitate shift changes
post #749 of 7615
It's the trojan horse to get his congestion charging scheme into place!
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