From the NWS New York City:
RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
949 PM EST MON OCT 29 2012
…RECORD HIGH WATER LEVEL AT THE BATTERY NY…
A RECORD HIGH WATER LEVEL OF 13.88 FEET WAS SET AT THE BATTERY NY
TODAY AT 9:24 PM. THIS BREAKS THE OLDEST OFFICIAL RECORD OF 10.02
FEET SET IN 1960 WITH HURRICANE DONNA.
Some good news…the tide is now falling at The Battery in Lower Manhattan. Reading at 13.63′ down from 13.88′ a few minutes ago.
Disturbingly, they also sent this report:
UPDATE AT 9:00 p.m. News Media is reporting that this report is false. Flooding is in basement only.
at 09:27 PM EDT — New York Stock Exchange trading floor under 3 feet of water.
Water is flooding into the Battery Tunnel. And water was flooding into the PATH train station at Hoboken, NJ across the Hudson River. There is serious flooding in Hoboken. Serious flooding is also reported in all of the boroughs.
Here is a picture from about an hour ago from Twitter and Instagram on 20th Street on the Lower East Side at Avenue C (near the FDR):