I don’t know if you heard but there’s going to be or is currently some sort of weather event happening in New York? Everyone is being super subtle about it, and not at all predicting that it will be the end of our lives as we know it and that tomorrow we will all be plunged into a waking icemare full of frozen zombies. Nothing like that. But no, actually, get back home while you still can, because the MTA just announced that they’re starting to slow down subway service starting this evening, with a possibility of shutting down subways and buses entirely tomorrow.
Here’s what’s happening: Ahead of the storm, which could mean up to three feet of snow over the New York area, the MTA is putting extra outbound subway trains out between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. in an effort to get everyone home before the worst of the storm hits. The regular rush hour will have fewer trains and, at around 7 p.m. or so, all express service will be suspended.
Also, for the elderly or disabled, the city is making 1,500 cabs available for free through the Greater New York Taxi Association. Book those by calling 311.
It’s already looking pretty serious out there, and the lower level of the Manhattan Bridge was already close. (Plus, do not even TRY to get to the airport, are you kidding me?) New Jersey transit shuts down at 10 p.m.