Saturday, August 27, 2011

Storm in a tea cupHurricane checklist on Henry Street

This afternoon, before the pots came down

Bottled water
Charge phone, radio and camera batteries
Extra candles (mood lighting)
All pots down from terrace sides onto terrace floor
Secure climbing roses
Tomatoes and tepees on roof cut down and cages removed
Loose glass from neighbor's roof removed
Batten down the skylight hatch
Waterproof the cat(with butter)
Eat at Al di La before the Gowanus is unpassable
Withdraw cash
Take pictures of hurricane shopping lines
Fill bath with water for flushing in case of water issues
Buy hurricane menu ingredients
Stock up on wine

Happy Hurricane, everyone. I'm itching to see the action: all low-lying areas under mandatory evacuation, but alas, we will stay put (hear that, Mommy? Moenie worry nie). It's going to be crazy enough with subways, buses and trains shutting down altogether starting at noon tomorrow.

Pots down

Updates:

7.29pm - all city beaches are closed. Starting tomorrow, Central Park, Prospect Park, zoos, all state parks and all* farmers markets will be closed. All Broadway shows canceled Saturday and Sunday.

More info here.

* Union Square, Inwood, Fort Green and Grand Army Plaza markets will be open from 8AM-11AM

Here's a link to see what evacuation zone you live in. 


Sheep and fruit pots ready for evacuation, below.


The last tomatoes. More about them at Edible Manhattan.


And yes, we have flashlights!
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