Just in case you haven't seen what NYC looks like when everyone is sure they really ARE the only person who has to be at work, take a look at these from Gawker
My faves though are the utter imbeciles who are getting turned back at the bridges cause they have just one person in the car--it wasn't exactly embargoed information that there might be a strike and some contingency plans in place. sheesh. 1010 WINS ran hysterical stories about people getting up at 4am to drive into Manhattan before the 4/car rule went into effect at 5am.
Transit strikes are why we have DSL and computers. Stay home. Read a book.