We just received the following alert from the city, and thought we'd share:  

This is an update for the residents and hotel guests surrounding the West 57 Street crane incident in Manhattan. The NYPD has begun to conduct limited escorts into vacated buildings and hotels within the frozen zone for retrieval of absolute necessities, including medication, and pet care.

Residents are asked to contact their building manager to gain access to their building. Hotel guests and residents are asked to meet the NYPD at West 57 Street and 6 Avenue.

In related Sandy news, for a list of NYC food and water distribution locations, visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html. The list will be updated as more places open.

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