NYC&Co., the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization of New York City, has issued the following statement after working closely with city and state officials in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
“This weekend, New York City will likely experience the effects of Hurricane Irene. We encourage residents and visitors to take proper safety precautions. A number of events have been canceled or rescheduled, and businesses and attractions may be closed. Please call ahead for the most up-to-date information. All Official NYC Information Centers will be closed on Sunday. Subway and bus service will be suspended beginning at noon on Saturday—be sure to check mta.info for more information.
Residents and visitors should take Irene seriously and use the following resources to prepare:
Hurricane evacuation map:
Download the PDF here.
*Note: The Evacuation Center marked in the hurricane evacuation zone map as Aqueduct Racetrack, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, has been moved to John Adams High School, 101-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park.
*Note: The Evacuation Center marked in the hurricane evacuation zone map as Christ the King High School, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, has been moved to Grover Cleveland High School, 21-27 Himrod St., Ridgewood.
Check the zone finder or call 311 for updated information.
Updates on the storm’s path:
Subways, buses, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad: mta.info; 718-330-1234
Air travel: panynj.gov; 212-435-7000 (Port Authority); for individual flights, call your airline.
Amtrak: amtrak.com; 800-USA-RAIL