Manhattan is in the dark, or part of it anyway, and businesses will be shuttered today. Sandy hit Atlantic City around 8 p.m., at 80 miles per hour. Even the guy who takes care of the Statue of Liberty decamped for his mom's house in New Jersey. A crane is dangling precipitously in Manhattan, tunnels are flooded, electricity is out downtown, and also to tens of thousands in storm-path states. LaGuardia is a duck pond. Subways were shut down from Boston to Washington, as were Amtrak and the commuter rail lines. About 1,000 flights were canceled at each of the three major airports in the New York City area. Philadelphia International Airport had 1,200 canceled flights, and cabs are off NYC streets. Not a good week for conferences.