Cars crossing New York's East River bridges between 6 a.m. and midnight must carry at least three people, Bloomberg said. Taxis are exempt.
-- Limited commuter rail service on Metro North and the Long Island Rail Road was to begin Wednesday afternoon, and limited New York City subway service will begin Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Service below 34th Street remained out.
-- Public schools will remain closed for the week.
-- Curtains will rise again Thursday night in theaters on the Great White Way after staying dark since Sandy's assault. "The show must go on, and Broadway shows are doing just that," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League.
-- The ING New York City Marathon will be held Sunday as planned, Mayor Mike Bloomberg told reporters.
-- Thursday's planned game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center has been postponed.
-- A fire in Breezy Point, Queens, incinerated 110 homes, a fire official says.
-- Engineers have concluded that ties from a collapsed crane atop a luxury apartment building on West 57th Street are secure, but the street below will not be reopened until this weekend at the earliest, Bloomberg said.
-- The death toll in the state stands at nine, including an 8-year-old boy who was struck by a tree limb.
-- Virginia's death toll remains at two, both traffic fatalities.
-- The state has seen heavy snowfall, but temperatures have gone well above freezing.
-- Officials report at least five storm-related deaths.
-- Parts of West Virginia have seen at least 2 feet of snowfall from Sandy, but temperatures are rising well above freezing.