Now my desktop at work is all hooked up after the very-poorly-timed-vis-a-vis-hurricane cube-move. I can more relaxedly ssh in from home if the subways still aren't running tomorrow.
My neighborhood is coming back to life: some of the braver bodegas were already open at 10-11am this morning, and it looks like pretty much all of them are now. One or two small restaurants, too. A trailing band of Irene with some sputtering rain and lots of wind is hitting us now.