Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on New York

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Weather: Rain and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon. Otherwise, partly sunny and breezy, with a high that could reach 90.

Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana).

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Should New Yorkers prepare for Hurricane Dorian’s ascent up the Eastern Seaboard?

Yes, if they own a boat or have travel plans.

New York isn’t expected to sustain Dorian’s wrath, but three things are certain, according to John Murray, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service on Long Island: big waves, gusty wind and a bit of rain.

Dorian, which was one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record and a Category 2 storm as of this morning, pummeled the Bahamas, killing at least seven people there.

You can see the latest information on Dorian, and its possible trajectory, here.

By Friday, rain and wind from the remnants of the storm could reach the New York area. Expect mostly cloudy skies.

Mostly on eastern Long Island, Mr. Murray said, wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour, potentially dangerous waves and currents, and three-quarters of an inch of rain would be possible through Saturday afternoon.

“Certainly wouldn’t recommend boating in the area,” he said.

In New York City, Mr. Murray added, particularly in Brooklyn and southern Queens, wind gusts could reach 30 m.p.h. and a quarter-inch of rain could fall.

Flooding was unlikely, he said.

Flying could present another set of problems.

When flights scheduled to pass through a storm’s path are delayed or canceled, planes, pilots and flight attendants can’t get to where they’re supposed to be. That means flights into and out of New York could, in turn, be delayed or canceled.

So, if you’re traveling this week, ask airlines questions sooner rather than later. For example, will they waive fees to change or cancel your flight?

“It’s the best advice we can give,” Mr. Murray said. “Play it safe.”

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Au revoir to a local legend.

The Paris Theater, New York City’s last single-screen cinema, has closed after 71 years.

The 581-seat theater on 58th Street by Fifth Avenue, known for showing prestige films, closed last week after a screening of “Pavarotti,” the latest documentary from the filmmaker Ron Howard.

This is the third consecutive year a historic art house theater has lowered its curtain for good. Last year, the Sunshine Theater on the Lower East Side closed. The year before that, the Lincoln Plaza Cinema was shuttered.

As news of the Paris’s closing spread, some past patrons expressed their sadness to The Times’s John Leland.

“It was one of those great comforting things we thought would never go away,” said Hal Willner, a longtime “Saturday Night Live” sketch music producer.

“But, of course, it will. New York has always been that way. The ghosts will always be there.”

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Dear Diary:

It was a rainy evening in Chelsea, and I was on my way to the subway. There had just been a downpour, and the neighborhood trash cans were umbrella graveyards.

Everyone was speed walking, including me. Then I caught the reflection of a yellow traffic light in a black puddle sliced by white crosswalk lines. I paused at the corner to pull out my camera and better position myself.

A man who was crossing to the opposite corner motioned me in his direction.

“It’s better from here,” he said.

— Tamar Ashdot

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