That means the Pumpkin Festival in Central Park ends at 2 p.m. instead of 3 p.m., and so on. The Parks Department will close all parks, playgrounds and beaches at 5 p.m., and the parks will stay closed until further notice.
Surfing is prohibited at all beaches throughout the course of the storm. The most current information is on the NYC Parks Hurricane Sandy Update page. This is truly a scary storm!