1. No Metro-North Railroad Monday, NYC Subways on Limited Service
Metro-North Railroad cannot operate regular service on any of its three lines, on Monday, August 29. There is still significant damage to many portions of the Metro-North system. Local streams and the Bronx River continue to overflow their banks and high winds continue to fell trees across the tracks.
New York City Subway: In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the MTA will provide limited service on Monday, August 29. The MTA's regular fare and toll policy will resume on Monday at 5:00 a.m.
With limited exceptions, service will resume across the subway system at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. Service will be less frequent than normal, and customers should expect longer waits and more crowded trains. Frequency of service will improve over the course of the day.
- 3 trains will operate between 137th Street/City College and New Lots Avenue; Substitute bus service will be provided between Harlem 148th Street and 135th Street connecting with the 2 train.
- C trains suspended; A trains will make all local stops from 207th St. to Lefferts Blvd.
- No service in the Rockaways. (Rockaway Blvd. to Far Rockaway and Rockaway Park)
- 6 trains runs local in the Bronx
- 7 trains run local
- S Franklin Avenue Shuttle (FAS) Suspended
- N trains terminate at Kings Highway. Shuttle bus service between Kings Highway and Stillwell Terminal.
The Check back with Patch for updates and developments.
2. After the Storm, the Sun
It is only fitting that one of the worst storms in recent memory would be followed by a week of sunshine and mild temperatures. As of late Sunday night, AccuWeather.com forecasts a "Partly Sunny and Less Humid Day" with a high of 76 and low of 58 for Monday. Perhaps most importantly, after 8 a.m. winds will not be over 10 mph. Complete forecast, here.
3. Power Outages End for Some, Continue for Others
At a press conference held Sunday night, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the number of New York utility customers without power because of Hurricane Irene has reached over 900,000. As of Sunday night, and according to Con Edison's online power outage map, over 2,000 of those customers are from the Eastchester and Bronxville area. Areas heavily affected by power outages include a number of neighborhoods next to and off of Palmer Avenue in Bronxville (Gramercy Ave, Devon Rd/Durham Rd, Bronxville Rd, Marquand Ave, Ellison Ave, and West Ponfield near Lawrence Hospital).
The good news is that some local residents have already starting getting power back, including many on Palmer Avenue. The less good news is that Con Ed's power outage map currently lists "Sept. 1 11:59 p.m." as the "Estimated Restoration Time" for areas still affected. Early reports around the County point to the fact that power will mostly likely be back before then, however, hopefully as early as Tuesday.
Reports out of County Executive Robert P. Astorino's office are that Con Edison will distribute dry ice to Westchester residents Monday. Residents are urged to check for updates on www.westchestergov.com.
Inquiries and reports concerning power outages can be directed to:
NYSEG customers can call 1-800-572-1131.
Con Ed customers can report problems and view outage maps at www.conEd.com or call 1-800-752-6633.
4. After First-Years Brave the Storm, Sarah Lawrence Upper Classmen to Move In
After Sarah Lawrence's incoming freshman class moved onto campus earlier last week and held tight as Irene passed over them, the College's returning students are due back in Bronxville on Monday, under the assurance that the campus suffered only minor flooding and intermittent power outages. Read Sarah Lawrence President Karen R. Lawrence's Post-Storm Update here, and check back with Bronxville-Eastchester Patch later this week for a reaction story featuring Bronxville's newest community members and their first few days in the Village under less than ideal conditions.
Meanwhile, Concordia College in Bronxville reported a power outage at 4 p.m. on Sunday. No decision has been made at this time regarding schedule. Please keep checking here for updates.
5. Many Thanks to...
All our contributors and readers for all of their amazing pictures, videos, updates, tips, questions, anwsers, and most importantly patience during this truly strange and often scary weekend. Bronxville-Eastchester Patch pledges to bring you as much information and updates as possible in the next couple of days, as residents try to put Irene behind them and resume their normal lives and schedules. If there is anything you think we might be able to help you out with, please don't hesitate to drop us a word at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. Also, if you have any great Irene pictures, videos or stories, we would love to see/hear them. Email them to email@example.com so we can share them with your neighbors.