You could round Sandy Hook and Give the Atlantic Highlands a shot. You can anchor
or Pick up a mooring
from the Yacht Club for $50.00 with Launch Service
. I rode
out Hugo there, which didn't turn out to be too much more than wind
and rain for us. Hopefully Arthur will be similar. If this fizzles..you can catch a ferry
to NY from there and watch the Fireworks.
There's Great Kills on Staten Island, pretty much the same options as AH: anchor or Guest Moorings. Not as close to town, but there's restaurants nearby and taxi will get you anywhere else.
could be a good Destination
Deep in Manhasset Bay..free moorings, lots to do in town.
Where are you now?
BTW..the Hudson (79th street) lies North and South..so you get both effects plus the effect of any higher tides and extra current
and debris from Rainfall. The addtional traffic on the River from the 4th will add wakes. It wouldn't be where I'd run to. But that's just me.