Beverly Stricklin stood with hundreds of others in a line outside a Coney Island church on Saturday night.
New York City will be subjected to enforced gas rationing from Friday after mayor Michael Bloomberg said the measure was necessary to reduce waiting times for fuel.
On the BBC a few weeks ago the New York Times pundit David Brooks explained to his British audience that American voters are "looking for an excuse to vote against the president". Spot on, I thought. Voters are disappointed in the promise that Barack Obama represented in 2008, but Mitt Romney has been making it hard for swing voters to elect him president instead.
New York underwater is a favorite image of disaster-movie makers.
Hurricane Sandy has closed New York's stock markets as the city prepares for the worst – but although finance chiefs may be sitting it out at home they are already trying to calculate the costs.
Hurricane Sandy is barreling its way up the Atlantic ocean on its way for a collision course with the northern mid-Atlantic.