The Latest: Limited Subway Service, Bellevue Evacuating, and Where to Plug In, Get Online

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IMG_1547[1]Daniel Maurer The charging crowd at NYU Bobst.

Good afternoon, East Village. We’re writing from NYU Bobst Library at 70 Washington Square South. As The Local tweeted earlier, it’s offering free WiFi and charging stations to the general public until 4 p.m. The internet connection is a lot better than at the midtown pub from which we filed yesterday’s update.

Con Edison said this morning that “customers in Manhattan and Brooklyn who are served by underground electric equipment should have power back within three days. Restoration to all customers in other areas served by overhead power lines will take at least a week.” [Con Ed]

This afternoon, Governor Cuomo announced that subway service would resume above 34th Street tomorrow, and outlined the particulars. Metro-North service has resumed on the Harlem line, but other lines are suspended. LIRR service is suspended, though Ronkonkoma and Port Washington service may be restored by tomorrow morning. Several bridges have reopened but the Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown Tunnel remain closed. [The Times]

The East River Ferry remains closed today, with service hopefully resuming “within the next couple of days.” [NY Waterway]

Bellevue Hospital, which has been powered by generators, is currently evacuating 500 patients. The evacuation follows that of 300 patients at NYU Langone Medical Center. [The Times]

Newark and JFK airports have reopened. Schools and parks remain closed. The national death toll is at 59, with 22 dead in the city. [The Times]

Very few people ventured onto the darkened streets of the East Village last night (shortly after midnight, The Local posted a list of businesses that were open, but only a few of them were full). There were no early reports of opportunistic crime around the city, the police said. [The Times]

This morning, traffic was jammed at all East River crossings and elsewhere around the city. [The Times]

John Sexton, president of NYU, has sent out a message to students indicating that “we continue to operate Weinstein Residence Hall and Kimmel Center to provide food service to all students. And we are implementing plans to safely shelter students this evening and for as long as the power remains out.”

Dramatically, one half of the Williamsburg Bridge is illuminated while the other is dark. [Gothamist]

The East Village was a “mixture of disaster and nonchalance” post-storm. [City Room]

In addition to The Local, citizen journalists took photos of the aftermath in Alphabet City. [Gothamist]

Veniero’s sold off its pastries at $1 a pop. [Daily Mail]

Stuy Town’s management office confirms significant flooding in parking garages and asks that residents refrain from using candles or trick-or-treating. [Stuy Town Report]

12 NYU dorms have been vacated. [NY Post]

Some coped with the blackout by hiding out at Bunga Den on 14th Street. [The Times]

Flooding was worse around East Eighth and Avenue C because leaves were blocking sewage drains, according to a police officer at the adjacent station house. [Daily Beast]

Momofuku moved all of its ingredients to its Williamsburg location and hopes to reopen in the next few days. [Huffington Post]

Alec Baldwin and his wife documented their Sandy experience. [Today]

Theater 80’s Take Two Film Festival has been postponed. [Twitter]

Joe Dobias of JoeDough isn’t happy about the city’s hurricane response. [Twitter]

Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 is trying to reopen by Friday, and asks for help in the meantime. [Jimmy’s No. 43]

Numero 28 Pizza is open today but serving only pizza. [Twitter]

Sixth Street Pilates is offering free classes. [Twitter]