Hurricane Sandy has already started to rage, and water levels have been rising around New York. If you’re stuck in an evacuation zone with nowhere to go (or no way to get there with the subways being closed), you may want to head to one of the city appointed shelters to take refuge. Bring a book, some snacks and a blanket to hunker down and get to know your neighbors! Read on to see the list of shelters for every borough, and it might even be a good idea to print it out just in case power goes out.

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Seward Park High School, at 350 Grand St.

Baruch College on East 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue

High School of Graphic Communication Arts, on West 49th Street, between Ninth and 10th avenues

John Jay College at 10th Avenue and West 59th Street

Hunter College, at Park Avenue and East 68th Street

Brandeis High School on West 84th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues

IS 118, at Manhattan Avenue and West 105th Street

PS 171, on East 103rd between Fifth and Madison avenues

IS 88, between Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and Fredrick Douglass Blvd

Bread and Roses High School, at Edgecombe Avenue and West 136th Street

City College, at Amsterdam Avenue and West 138th Street

IS 90, at Jumel Place and West 168th Street

George Washington High School, between Audobon and Amsterdam avenues at West 193rd Street.


NYC Technical College, at 300 Jay St.

Park Slope Armory, at 361 15th St.

J.H.S. 57, at 125 Stuyvesant Ave.

I.S. 111, 35 Starr St.

I.S. 117, AT 300 Willoughby Ave.

I.S. 136, at 4004 4th Ave.

I.S. 189, 1100 East New York Ave.

I.S. 246, 72 Veronica Place

P.S. 249, at 18 Marlborough Road

I.S. 271, 1137 Herkimer St.

I.S. 55, 2021 Bergen St.

I.S. 292, at 300 Wyona St.

I.S. 383, 1300 Greene Ave.

Franklin K. Lane High School, at 999 Jamaica Ave.

Brooklyn Tech High School, 29 Fort Greene Place

Boys & Girls High School, at 1700 Fulton St.

John Jay High School, 237 7th Ave.

Bushwick High School, 400 Irving Ave.

I.S. 187, at 1171 65 St.

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, 5800 20 Ave.

Clara Barton High School, at 910 Classon Ave.


Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

Queensborough Community College, at 222-05 56th Ave.

York College, at 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

Grover Cleveland High School, at 21-27 Himrod St.

I.S. 217, 85-05 144 St.

Belmont Racetrack, Hempstead Turnpike and Cross Island Parkway

John Adams High School, at 101 Rockaway Blvd.

P.S. 136, at 201-15 115 Ave.

P.S. 19, at 98-02 Roosevelt Ave.

I.S. 74, at 61-15 Oceania St.

J.H.S. 185, 147-26 25 Drive

Bayside High School, 32-24 Corp. Kennedy Blvd.

Forest Hills High School, 67-01 110 St.

P.S. 175, 64-35 102 St.

William C. Bryant High School, 48-10 31 Ave.

P.S. 20, at 142-30 Barclay Ave.

Newcomers High School, at 28-01 21st Ave.

P.S. 166, 33-09 35 Ave.

Newtown High School, 48-01 90 St.

Flushing High School, at 35-01 Union St.

Hillcrest High School, at 160-05 Highland Ave.

Aviation High School; 45-30 36 St.


Lehman College, at 250 Bedford Park Blvd.

Bronx Community College, at 20 West 181st St.

I.S. 201, 730 Bryant Ave.

I.S. 98, 1619 Boston Road

P.S. 102, 1827 Archer St.

M.S./H.S. 141, 660 West 237 St.

I.S. 145, at 1000 Teller Ave.

P.S. 211, at 1919 Prospect Ave.

P.S. 92, 100 East 179 St.

P.S. 306, 40 West Tremont Ave.

William H. Taft High School, at 240 East 172 St.

Evander Childs High School, 800 East Gun Hill Road

Harry S. Truman High School, 750 Baychester Ave.

P.S. 5, 564 Jackson Ave.


P.S. 80, at 715 Ocean Terrace

I.S. 51, at 20 Houston St.

Curtis High School, 105 Hamilton Ave.

Tottenville High School, 100 Luten Ave.

Susan E. Wagner High School, at 1200 Manor Road.


You can find out which shelter is closest to you, and if you should evacuate on’s Hurricane Map. Get to one of the many city refuges and stay safe!