Hurricane Irene hit New York City, and thousands are without power. Over 70,000 Con Ed customers are without power—the most are in Queens (around 25,000)—and you can see Con Ed's power outage map here, and it'll show that none of the outages seem to be in Manhattan. On Long Island and in NJ, it's much worse—320,322 are without power on Long Island—while over 412,000 have lost power in the Garden State (and utility PSE&G is threatening to make more cuts).

The NY Times reports, "Though the storm weakened as it moved up the Eastern Seaboard, it continued to funnel storm surge and flood water to the Jersey shore overnight, where the National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm crossed over land near Little Egg Inlet around 5:35 a.m., which is north of Atlantic City." Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services deputy commissioner John Searing said, "Even though they are saying that the storm is quote-unquote weakening, hurricane winds are hurricane winds. Whether they say its 80 miles or 75 miles an hour, what’s the physical difference in that?"

Last night, Mayor Bloomberg implored all NYC resident to stay inside.