My brother lives in lower Manhattan. I know he was expecting to lose power. Last I heard, his roommate tweeted that he had his accordion and was ready for the power outage. They're on the 6th floor so they should be okay water-wise.
85 might be too warm for assassins but then again, they're hardy little buggers. They should be able to tolerate that for a short time but in the long run, it might shorten their lifespan.
I haven't been to a party in maybe 15 years? Wait, no I take that back. About four years ago, I went to a Christmas party only because my brother and his friend were going too. I wouldn't have gone otherwise.
Oh yup. CNN says power out from 39th street on down to the tip. My bro is East 5th Ave and A. Enjoy your accordion, Nick.
EDIT: Tiki, they said they have the street below cordoned off but if it breaks free, the winds could blow it a good 4-5 blocks.