If you ride the 4/5/6 you might want to jump on the r/o/s/é after work instead. According to an MTA release, there are no 4/5 trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan this evening thanks to "Con Edison power issues affecting signal power inside the Joralemon Tube."
Per the release:
Southbound 45 trains are terminating at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and Bowling Green.
Some 5 trains are running on the 2 line from Nevins St to 149 St-Grand Concourse in both directions.
Northbound 4 trains are terminating at Atlantic Av-Barclays Center.
Customers heading to Brooklyn can use the BDNQR where they can catch 4 service at Atlantic Av-Barclays Center. The A and F lines can also serve as an alternate for service into Brooklyn. Customers are urged to use any of these lines for service into Manhattan.
The release adds that there are delays on the 2/3/4/5 lines. Keep refreshing www.mta.info for the latest information (the more you refresh, the faster the train will arrive).
If you find this evening's commute frustrating, tell your state representatives and Governor Cuomo to stop robbing the MTA of badly needed funding and figure out a way to come up with more cash for a 21st Century subway system.