During tonight's Hurricane Sandy press conference, Governor Cuomo and MTA Chairman Joe Lhota announced that some subways were being added back into service: There's 7 service between 74th Street and Main in Queens and the M is back between 34th Street in Manhattan and Jamaica in Queens. Also exciting: The under-the-East River tunnels for the 4, 5, and F are now dry, tested and waiting for Con Ed to turn on the power!

Cuomo was proud of what's the been so far, "Progress is happening literally on an hourly basis. Progress is amazingly advanced for what we expected." He said that the 4, 5, and F can be restored within two hours of Con Ed bringing power back, so obviously Cuomo wants power for the subways and all New Yorkers. Con Edison has said that power might be back tomorrow... or Saturday, or maybe Sunday.

Lhota made a point of thanking all MTA workers for their efforts during the storm and aftermath. He emphasized that the MTA "just needs to get the juice back in [the tunnels] to run" trains.

Here's the new map of service (PDF).

Of course, there's lots of work to be down with other lines affected: Check out the video video of the South Ferry Station—it look better than this, at least: