Subway, bus and rail transportation in and around New York City will continue to be shut down until further notice, according to the Mass Transportation Association. As of 2 p.m. Monday, the Holland Tunnel and the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel between Brooklyn and the Battery will be closed, per order of Governor Andrew Cuomo. There are no incoming or outgoing flights at LaGuardia Airport, New York's Kennedy Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, but all three are open, a Port Authority spokesman said Monday afternoon. And New York City schools will remain closed Tuesday.
As for when the New York City subway, Metro North and the Long Island Railroad will be up-and-running again, MTA officials are taking a wait-and-see approach. In an ideal situation — when structural damage is not an issue —it takes 12 hours to restore service after a storm has passed, but that is "unlikely to happen" given the current tracking of Hurricane Sandy, said MTA spokesman Aron Donovan.
The MTA does have some of its 65,000 staffers on stand-by monitoring the infrastructure in response to any reports of damage. As of Monday afternoon, flooding at the Croton-Harmon station had affected 240 of its 1,400 parking spaces and at the Beacon station 20 of the 200 spaces were lost, the spokesman said. RELATED STORY: Retailers Brace Themselves for Hurricane Sandy >>
The MTA is keeping track of its seven bridges and two tunnels on a case-by-case basis, the spokesman said. Officials are also not about to make any predictions about when subway service may be resrored.
"The storm hasn't even hit yet," MTA spokeswoman Deirdre Parker said. "First we will have to assess whatever damage there might be to the system, walk the tracks and make sure that everything is safe. Then we will start to put trains and crews back in place, but that could be a while getting everything in order. We have [certain] employees available — train crews and station agents to be sent out. There are enough people available to get started."
A spokesman at the Joint Information Center said it is premature to give any sort of estimate of potential economic damage brought on by Hurricane Sandy.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews