Will the Convention Wreak Havoc?

When I see stuff like this, it makes me wonder how my business is going to be affected by the Republican Convention. Underscore is a mere stone's throw from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, and we've talked at the office about what we might do if access to our office is restricted or if traffic and/or public transportation suspensions might make it too much of a pain in the neck to come in to the office.

We've even discussed temporarily moving the office. Thankfully, our network is set up such that anyone can work from pretty much anywhere that they can get a wi-fi connection and a spare phone line. Our IP phones can automatically forward calls to our cell phones or to other land lines. Our central server can be accessed remotely by FTP.

We've heard a number of rumors about suspensions of public transportation during the convention. Considering that I have to take a crosstown bus and the subway in order to get to work, I'm a bit worried about this. But if worse comes to worst, we can always work from home.

Problem is, "home" for me will be my place on Long Island starting on September 1. And where do the Long Island Rail Road trains come into the city? Via Penn Station.

I'm thinking this might be a good week to take a few days out of the office and work from Long Island.