As hundreds of Westchester County residents competed with out-of-towners looking to fill up their gas tanks on Thursday, the local stations with power found themselves quickly sold out.
A drive through Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor yesterday revealed a slew of taped off gas pumps and overcrowding at the ones that remained open for business, such as the Citgo on North State Road in Briarcliff Manor.
A Chappaqua gas station owner told Patch callers from as far as Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens were looking for a place to fill up.
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If you are prepping for your commute today, the MTA and Metro North will be offering more service than yesterday:
- Close to regularly scheduled service on the Hudson Line between Croton-Harmon and Grand Central Terminal
- Close to regularly scheduled service on the Harlem Line between Southeast and Grand Central Terminal
- Close to regularly scheduled service on the New Haven Line between Stamford and Grand Central Terminal will continue.
In Westchester County, the Bronx River Parkway has reopened, but some roads still have traffic lights out. The county asks residents to be on the lookout for four-way stop signs at these intersections. Bee-Line and Paratransit bus routes have resumed with some detours.
Continue to check this link for the latest updates and share/view post-Sandy photos at this link.
Briarcliff Manor schools remain closed today and Pleasantville schools are operating on a two-hour delay schedule. Pocantico Hills Central School remains closed.
The Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor downtowns continued to be packed with locals looking for a place to warm up and recharge on Thursday.
Some of the places open and offering outlets and more include:
- Starbucks (both villages)
- Mount Pleasant Town Hall (shelter available — call 769-1941)
- Mount Pleasant Public Library (extended hours through the weekend — WiFi available)
- Briarcliff Manor Public Library (extended hours through the weekend — WiFi and library computers available)
- Pleasantville Diner
- Moonbean Cafe (WiFi now available)
- Club Fit
- Black Cow Coffee Company
- A Maze in Pottery
- UMAC Briarcliff (offering full-day program for kids)
- THE GYM in Armonk (showers for community members from 5 to 7 a.m. and 1 to 9 p.m. — bring a valid ID, towel and toiletries)
- The Town of Ossining is offering a free 12 to 8 p.m. program for kids at the Community Center — arts and crafts, movies, kickball, games, etc. (Grades 1 to 6 — call 941-3189 for more information)
- Wondrous Things (charging stations)
- Value Drugs (charging stations; batteries/flashlights are in stock)
- The Rosenthal Jewish Community Center in Pleasantville is offering power, WiFi and playtime to local families:
- Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Free play in the gym and movies
- Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Movies and arts and crafts (gym not available)
- The Briarcliff Manor Fire Department is offering movie nights at its headquarters tonight (RSVP by emailing FDChief@briarcliffmanor.org with the number of people attending):
- Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. — elementary school kids
- Friday and Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. — middle school kids
- Three Dogs Gluten Free-Bakery (Power, coffee, food, WiFi)
- Sir Speedy (free fax, WiFi and power)
- Coldwell Banker Residential offices in both Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor (power, coffee/tea)
Tell us what else is open to the public in the comments below!