Friday, August 26, 2011

New York City Hurricane Evacuation Zones: Map
“Areas potentially under water include the Rockaways, Coney Island, much of southern Brooklyn and Queens, portions of Long Island City, Astoria, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, lower Manhattan and eastern Staten Island from Great Kills Harbor north to the Verrazano Bridge.” -- Climate Systems Research at Columbia University

Interactive tracking chart, wind speed graph and latest news.

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Wall Street, too, is entering the bunker

Many of New York's largest investment banks are headquartered in midtown Manhattan, and thus fall outside the city's designated flood zones. Bank of America's 1 Bryant Park skyscraper, Citigroup's 399 Park Avenue building, Morgan Stanley's 1585 Broadway bureau, and JPMorgan Chase's 270 Park Avenue offices are all outside the zones. Credit Suisse's tower, located a little further south at 11 Madison Avenue, also carries a "no zone" designation.

But the headquarters of Goldman Sachs, located at 200 West Street in Battery Park City, is located in Zone A, putting it at greater risk for flooding should Hurricane Irene strike the city with force. So is Deutsche Bank's 60 Wall Street headquarters, and American Express's office in the World Financial Center. -- NYT

This one's for you, Wall Street!


...m... said...

Then, did you "bunker in," with your supplies??

Just wondering.