Residents in Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods have been using their stoves to keep warm.
Downtown businesses are rushing to restock empty shelves as many still lack refrigerated products.
Rain, wind and possibly snow could strike New York starting next Wednesday, forecasters said.
More than a foot of snow could slam the city Tuesday night into Wednesday afternoon, meteorologists said.
Rain is expected to begin Thursday afternoon in Manhattan with high winds forecast for early morning Friday.
Storm-driven flood waters could devastate parts of lower Manhattan in a severe enough hurricane, experts said.
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