For those needing to get in, out or around town, here are the latest updates from the buses, trains and ferries that service New York City’s commuters and leisure travelers. As water is pumped out of subway stations, buses renew their routes, and boats are removed from train tracks, we will refresh this list to reflect what’s happening.
For those looking for a little diversion, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is waiving admission from Friday through Sunday, November 4, and there are a number of museums open, including the Museum of the City of New York, Guggenheim, MoMA, the MET, and the New York Historical Society, which is donating pay-as-you-wish admission to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The New York Sports Club is letting non-members use the gym for a shower, water, and a workout, free of charge through November 14, but bring a state ID and towel.
If you have any updated information, feel free to leave it in the comments. Thanks, and be safe!
MTA | mta.info | @NYCTBusStop
Latest update on November 2: With power restored in Lower Manhattan,
#M20 #M11 terminate at 14th St. #SBS #M15 #M5 #M101 #M102 #M103 buses are now completing their routes below 23rd St.
Note: Check the MTA widget below for frequent updates.
Go Bus | worldwidebus.com | @GoBusesTweets
Regular service to Newton and Cambridge, MA is up and running.
Access-A-Ride | @NYCTSubwayScoop
Latest update: Access-A-Ride service is providing regular service.
Amtrak | amtrak.com | @Amtrak
Latest Update: Northeast Corridor service restoration plan for November 3 & 4 is available at: http://Amtrak.com/alerts . Amtrak will provide Acela Express & Northeast Regional service on the NEC between Boston-NYC-DC with reduced frequencies on Monday, November 5.
Note: Amtrak will offer free travel on the NEC to uniformed first responders directly involved in the recovery effort.
LIRR | mta.info | @LIRRScoop
Latest Update: Off Peak fares in effect starting Saturday. Hold onto monthly and recent weekly tickets thru 11/5.
Hourly service to Port Washington, Ronkonkoma, Babylon. and Huntington will continue through the weekend from Penn Station. LIRR has hourly service between Atlantic Terminal & Jamaica.
PATH | @PATHtweet
Service will resume on Tuesday, November 6 with a limited schedule. The PATH trains will run between Journal Square in Jersey City and 33rd Street in Manhattan. Newark Penn Station and Hoboken through Jersey City to the World Trade CEnter and Lower Manhattan remain suspended.
New Jersey Transit | njtransit.com | @NJ_TRANSIT
Latest update: Northeast Corridor service will continue to operate on a modified schedule. Visit the site above for specific open routes. All restored buses will operate on a regular schedule. All October Monthlies will be valid until November 9.
New York Waterway | nywaterway.com | 800.533.3779 | @ridetheferry
Latest Update: NY Waterway has resumed almost full ferry and bus service. Check their advisory page for more details. Note: Tickets can be purchased via the NY Waterway app and tickets for any closed route will be honored on any other NY Waterway route during the emergency period. After 6:30pm, Midtown bus service will continue until 10:00pm, with relay bus service from Midtown to Port Imperial, Weehawken.
Staten Island Ferry | siferry.com
Full service has resume.
The list of open bike shops has grown tremendously throughout the week, whether the store’s lights are on or not. Brooklyn Spoke has a list here. If you’re new to bike commuting, please read these tips.
Liquid | doliquid.com | @doliquid
This peer-to-peer bike lending marketplace is offering free bike rentals to East Coasters.
Note: The majority of NYC parks and playgrounds will be re-opened by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3. For more specific information on closures, visit the Hurricane Sandy Update page.
Photo: Northcountry Boy