Juno: The Island of Manhattan closed off (and NYC snow images)

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The sanitation department has over 2300 vehicles trying to keep the streets free. Here on Avenue of the Americas x West 42nd street.

The sanitation department has over 2300 vehicles trying to keep the streets free. Here on Avenue of the Americas x West 42nd street.

Manhattan feels like an island more than other days.  I already announced in my earlier post that the subway system  would shut down. Fortunately, that did not happen during the working day. By 11 PM today however,  the subway service will end.  The trains will be brought underground on the express tracks of the subway.   The bus service and the commuter rail towards northern parts of New York State, will also halt at that time.

The tunnels and bridges towards New York City, under control of the port authority, will be shut down as well. By 11 PM today to bridges and tunnels will close.  since the mayor decided that no car would be allowed on the streets after the same time, this closure makes sense.  The fines are quite hefty, $300 for non-emergency vehicles driving in the New York City streets.

The Staten Island ferry, that connects Manhattan with Staten Island, will be shut down before midnight.

Below are some images I took this late afternoon, next to these I posted earlier. Note that the “real” storm, that could carry 1 to 3 feet of snow for the city, is expected to arrive in about 4 hours. 

Citibikes waiting for better days on Broadway, Manhattan NY.

Citibikes waiting for better weather on Broadway, Manhattan NY.

Fifth avenue, Manhattan, on Monday afternoon, when the first part of Juno hit NYC. (Image Koen Blanquart)

Fifth avenue, Manhattan, on Monday afternoon, when the first part of Juno hit NYC. (Image Koen Blanquart)

These two girls had just arrived in New York City, and dragged their suitcases  trough the fresh snow of Juno. (Image: Koen Blanquart)

These two girls had just arrived in New York City, and dragged their suitcases trough the fresh snow of Juno. (Image: Koen Blanquart)

The first part of Juno brought a first load of snow over New York City. (Image Koen Blanquart)

The first part of Juno brought a first load of snow over New York City. (Image Koen Blanquart)

The first part of Juno brought a first load of snow over New York City. Union Square at 14th Street (Image Koen Blanquart)

The first part of Juno brought a first load of snow over New York City. Union Square at 14th Street (Image Koen Blanquart)

Flatiron in the snow.

Flatiron in the snow.

Not all delivery will be seamless today... (At Herald Square - image koen blanquart)

Not all delivery will be “seamless” today… (At Herald Square – image koen blanquart)

As it was long unclear at what time public transportation would be halted, people started leaving the office early in the afternoon, trying to catch a bus home. (At Bryant Park)

As it was long unclear at what time public transportation would be halted, people started leaving the office early in the afternoon, trying to catch a bus home. (At Bryant Park)

 

 

 

 

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