People living in and NYC need to know that another major natural disaster is headed your way. This one is going to be in the form of a snowstorm of the type you have not experienced in your lifetime, with lots of snow and brutally cold temperatures. People will die in this storm, so it's important to take shelter and stay out of harm's way. I should also note that due to your previous experience with power outages, that you cannot "count on" heat or electric being available. If you have a fireplace you need an insert to help keep the house warm. (without an insert, a lot of the heat goes out the chimney) If you don't have that you need a "wood burning stove." And you need seasoned firewood for it, I don't care where you keep it. Getting a wood burning stove installed in a typical home is relatively easy (I'm not speaking to do it your selfers, I don't know how long it takes under that scenario). You can look up firewood sales on Craigslist or in whatever passes for a Pennysaver/local weekly paper in your area.
I think it's worthwhile to discuss the stoves because although I've mentioned them before, ahem, I'm worried about those suffering from short term memory loss.
Regarding the storm itself, people will be trapped in office buildings, freezing, etc., so if your work situation is such that you can't afford to stay home even though the forecast is iffy, then at least equip your place of work with blankets, or maybe throw a sleeping bag in your car, or get those handwarmer things, etc. Make sure you'd have what you'd need to spend a week in a freezing office building, so an overnight bag, pillow, etc.