On Route 9 there is a Hess station which has power, and gas, and 3,000 people with red plastic bottles waiting in line for generator fuel. On Rt 33 there is another which has cars line up for 2.5 miles waiting for fuel. Continue south on the NJ Turnpike (where you are laughably reminded that carrying fuel in extra tanks is illegal) and at the Woodrow Wilson Service area near exit 5 there is about 100 cars. On the northbound side you can pull straight up to the pumps.
The power will be off for a few more days at an absolute minimum. I'd say it's more like a few weeks. And when people are cold and in the dark, and the great huge bloated machine of big government is unable to help them to the degree they want, this will get ugly and involve violence. It will only get worse when the only people the government sends will be national guardsmen with rifles instead of Charity employees with food, fuel, and water.
This is too big an issue for the government to do well. My bet is that they'll keep order, but just barely. People have been civil up to now (in my area anyway) but they aren't going to stay that way. You'd think all the leftists in NJ and on Staten Island would be happy about living the environmentally "sustainable" dream. We're all cold and in the dark just like the global warming alarmists and enviro-whackos always wanted. So what's the problem?
Of course, they all wanted this life for someone else - they didn't think it would be them having to live it. So while Mayor Bloomberg and the elites party at the generator heated tent in Central park, the commoners will be shivering and rethinking their political views. Then they'll arm themselves with sticks and bats and go rob the local Supermarket.
The liberals of greater NY are being mugged by reality as we speak.