With the current news on Frankenstorm possibly hitting NYC on Monday or Tuesday, now is the time to calmly put in place sensible preparations.
There could be power outages so have candles or some other form of lighting available. Think through what services won’t be available if there is no power and prepare for that.
Stock up on enough food and water for several days to make sure you have enough to eat and drink without having to go outside if the weather conditions are very bad.
As a New Yorker you know about cold weather so have blankets and warm sweaters for use if the heating in your building is in any way affected.
Pay attention to official announcements so you have the latest information on getting prepared, evacuation possibilities etc. Those of us who have lived through natural events of this magnitude know how important good, sensible calm preparation is in coping with a big change in the usual routine.
Contact your friends and family and discuss things you can do together to help each other feel safe and well prepared. Being able to SHARE information is very important as part of good preparation