Flooding could impact the city's coastal neighborhoods beginning Tuesday night, forecasters said.
A mandate would force some of the city's most inefficient buildings to curb their emissions.
After Sandy, NYC modified its evacuation procedure and is trying to persuade people to plan to use it.
Installation of the semi-permanent wall started Monday along the neighborhood's lowest-lying street.
The heat index is expected to reach triple digits Tuesday, forecasters said.
The eclipse will be visible shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.
The Aug. 8, 2007 storm forced the MTA to re-evaluate its emergency preparedness.
The storms should begin before noon and last through early Tuesday morning, forecasters warned.
Flash flooding could hit low lying spots around Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.
The storm will begin Friday close to midnight and last through Saturday, according to the NWS.
Temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees through the end of the week, forecasters said.
Extremely high temperatures are expected to hit New York City on Thursday.
Protecting the area is complicated because "Red Hook also floods from underneath," a city official said.
New Yorkers took to social media to document the storm.
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