Posted in NYC on October 30, 2012

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Subway

UPDATE: Mayor Bloomberg estimates that it will be a "good 4 or 5 days" before the subway system is back, according to CBS.

As you may have heard, it might be a while before the subways are up and running again...

"The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night," Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota said in a statement.

"Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our entire transportation system, in every borough and county of the region," he said. "It has brought down trees, ripped out power and inundated tunnels, rail yards and bus depots."

Access to Manhattan was crippled.

All seven subway tunnels under the East River are flooded. The Metro-North Railroad, which carried commuters to suburbs north of Manhattan, is without power. Service on PATH trains, which ferry commuters from New Jersey under the Hudson River, has been suspended. [CNN]

Pretty much everything in NYC was cancelled Sunday, Monday, and tonight (10/30), but now that Hurricane Sandy has left its effect on the city it's difficult to say when things will be running as usual.

Did everyone stay safe during the storm?

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Comments (23)

Smashing Pumpkins tomorrow postponed already

Posted by ME | October 30, 2012 10:04 AM

Never seen such a disaster in my life. This is so devastating and everyone of us are in GRIEF regarding the situation. May GOD BLESS our country in order to overcome such a unpredictable situation .

Posted by Shakil Hossain | October 30, 2012 10:09 AM

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooglad I don't live in NY...especially now.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 10:14 AM

Where does it say Pumpkins are postponed?

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 10:16 AM

10:14, we're all glad your local school did such a fine job

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 10:33 AM

10:16 on Bowery Presents show page

Posted by ME | October 30, 2012 10:38 AM

Damn the path may be down for a week or more!

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 10:59 AM

Love swimming pools in the subway

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 11:00 AM

guys should have used hummus instead of sandbags

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 11:05 AM

This soo New York

Posted by Ed Thurback | October 30, 2012 11:53 AM

Never seen such a disaster in my life.

Posted by kenda | October 30, 2012 11:54 AM

10:38, link? Just checked all relevant pages on Bowery Presents' site and TM and no mention of any Smashing Pumpkins postponement or cancellation. Wouldn't be surprised though.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 12:22 PM

Never seen a bigger bunch of whiners and self-congratulaters ("New Yorkers are tough - we'll get through this... (sniffle sniffle)") in my life.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 12:23 PM

12:23 is absolutely correct. This hurricane is nothing compared to the indescribable tragedy that his friends and family must go through on a daily basis in having to be around him.

Posted by Brian Farrelly | October 30, 2012 12:32 PM

^ good luck on that stand-up comedy, Brian. I've never seen such quick wit.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 1:35 PM

The iPods @ mercury lounge is still good for Thursday right?

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 2:14 PM

Not witty 12:23/1:35 he's being honest. You're a giant asshole and are probably painful to be around for everyone that is stuck being around you. Just the truth.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 2:31 PM

Not witty 12:23/1:35 he's being honest. You're a giant asshole and are probably painful to be around for everyone that is stuck being around you. Just the truth.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 2:57 PM

"New Yorkers are tough - we'll get through this... (sniffle sniffle)"

New Yorkers are tough, but most people on this site are not New Yorkers. They are transient midwest transplants that will never be New Yorkers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 2:59 PM

2:31 / 2:57 - not sure why you needed to post that twice, but ok... Brian posted with a link to his stand-up comedy site. He thinks he's funny.
the "New Yorkers are tough" was referring to people (mostly idiot politicians) saying that on TV.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 3:09 PM

Fuck !! We dead

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 6:30 PM

How am I getting to Manhattan tomorrow now omg omjesus

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2012 8:55 PM

Freaking hurricane. Makes me mad.

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