There's only so many ways off the island of Manhattan. With Hurricane Irene bearing down on New York, here's seven secret (or at least semi-secret) ways to make like Snake Plissken and escape from New York to the mainland before the storm hits. Also, what to do if you don't have time to escape.
Let's be clear here — no matter how many organic gardens and artisanal grilled cheese stands Brooklyn might have, it's still part of Long Island, and in the case of a hurricane, escaping in that direction really won't help you. There's only one way to go — and that's toward the safety of the mainland.
That leaves only New Jersey to the West and Westchester County to the North. But with the traditional tunnels and bridges clogged with cars, buses and trucks, how can you get out tomorrow before the storm's deadly winds begin to blow through the Big Apple?
Click through the gallery below to find the seven semi-secret ways out of New York ahead of tomorrow's impending disaster, as well as their likelihood of success.
Below that, and because we don't actually live in a movie, find out what you should probably actually do.