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Hurricane Alert: Lower East Side Edition

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The Weather Channel.

The Weather Channel graphics certainly look scary. This morning officials up and down the East Coast are not taking any chances, as Hurricane Irene begins to batter the Carolinas. There’s now a Hurricane Watch in effect for New York City. Here’s the latest Lower East Side-centric info on the big storm:

  • We’re getting reports that some evacuations are taking place at neighborhood senior centers, including JASA Senior Center on East 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C.
  • Shelters are expected to open this afternoon at 4, including one inside Seward Park High School.
  • The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Tompkins Square Park has been canceled on Sunday.
  • Sunday’s New Amsterdam Market has been canceled.
  • Sunday’s performances at the Fringe Festival have been called off.

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.

  • Saturday’s Hester Street Fair is canceled.
  • Henry Street Settlement’s Good Companions Senior Center will be closed all day Sunday.
  • Big problems today with the city’s Office of Emergency Management web site; see their Facebook page for updated info.

UPDATE 12:45 p.m.

  • The Essex Street Market will be closed on Sunday.
  • Grand Street’s Fine Fare locations will be open late to give customers more time to stock up.
  • Productions of Henry V (Summerstage) in East River Park are canceled Saturday and Sunday.

(more to come)

 

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. I saw CNN report wind speeds in kph; the first time I’ve seen this in the US media. I’m guessing because 135kph looks scarier than 85mph. We should all be cautious, but this is a bit much. 

  2. I saw CNN report wind speeds in kph; the first time I’ve seen this in the US media. I’m guessing because 135kph looks scarier than 85mph. We should all be cautious, but this is a bit much. 

  3. I live near Delancy and am hoping it will not be too bad.We have all the supplies we need and hopefully our new windows will hold up.

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