As news stations along the East Coast begin ramping up, cities are shutting down. As Hurricane Sandy marches north, preparing for that hard left turn into New Jersey tomorrow night, New York City is shutting down schools, public transit, and calling for a mandatory evacuation in low lying areas. This image (right) from Weather Channel shows just how large an area the high winds associated with the storm will stretch by Tuesday morning. Our TVNewser/TVSpy party set for Monday night is postponed as is Broadcasting & Cable’s 22nd annual Hall of Fame gala. B&C has pushed back the black tie event to December 17. And our pre-election party will now be a post-election party, date TBD. For all you reporters and meteorologists covering the storm, and all you anchors and producers locked up in your stations for the next few days, stay safe out there.