A NYC Council aide compared Far Rockaway to New Orleans’ ninth ward after Katrina.

Katrina survivors tell New Yorkers to hang in there.

After the storm, Newark Mayor Cory Booker opened his home to his neighbors, one of whom described the scene as like a giant sleepover party.

Following Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano’s lead, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef issued a local emergency order restricting the amount of fuel an individual can buy at local gas stations to 10 gallons.

Mayor Bloomberg defended his decision to hold the NYC marathon on Sunday as scheduled: “For those who were lost, you’ve got to believe they would want us to have an economy and have a city go on for those that they left behind.”

All five of the Democrats vying to replace Bloomberg disagree. (Two of them – NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu – were initially supportive, but changed their minds).

Maybe the race will be off after all?

UPDATE: The race is indeed cancelled, according to multiple reports.

Adding insult to injury, ConEd falsely robocalled Lower Manhattan residents about power restoration that actually isn’t happening until tomorrow night.

Sandy could have a negative impact on the popular vote for President Obama.

But for a few undecided voters, who will likely make up their minds this weekend, the presidential race is over.

Obama issued a press release in support of Rep. Louise Slaughter.

Barbra Streisand taped a new TV ad urging Jewish voters to vote for President Obama.

John Kaehny says NYC’s post-Sandy transportation plan should include tolls on the East River bridges, reduced tolls on the outer borough bridges and congestion pricing.

Add The Rachel Maddow Show to the list of Cuomo’s post-Sandy national TV appearances. (He did this interview by phone).

Common Cause/NY has launched PollWatchUSA, a cross-platform mobile web application to help New Yorkers across the state report problems at the polls on election day.

Julian Schreibman is continuing to attack Rep. Chris Gibson’s position and voting record on abortion rights.

NY1’s intrepid Josh Robin repurposed his bike’s baby seat to hold TV gear while covering Sandy.

After a $1.1 billion (and counting) campaign, the Republicans appear likely to retain the majority in the House.

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warns the Democrats would try to block Mitt Romney’s agenda next year if he wins.

Republicans immediately pounced after Obama said that voting is the “best revenge” at a rally in Ohio.