No punishment for truck-drowning National Guardsmen

The five members of a New Jersey National Guard unit who nearly drowned trying to drive underwater are not receiving punishment for what officials described to The Star-Ledger as their "over confidence." » 8/31/11 12:30pm 8/31/11 12:30pm

Watch two New Jersey National Guard trucks drown trying to drive…

The LMTV is a highly capable truck designed to move anything anywhere for the military. They're also popular rescue vehicles because of their ability to drive in high water. But, as the NJ National Guard discovered during the Hurricane Irene aftermath, and as shown in this video, there are limits. » 8/29/11 2:00pm 8/29/11 2:00pm

Watch street surfers catch a wave on Irene's floods

Even Hurricane Irene wasn't enough to stop a few surfing and waterskiing enthusiasts from hitting the waves on summer's penultimate weekend — even if it meant riding some floodwaters while towed behind a car. » 8/29/11 10:00am 8/29/11 10:00am

Photo of horrific ironic damage from Hurricane Irene in Brooklyn

Sam Ewen, the brilliant mind behind 2007's Mooninite Boston bomb scare, sent in this photo of the horrific devastation from Hurricane Irene in Brooklyn. » 8/28/11 11:15am 8/28/11 11:15am

This is why you don't drive through standing water

While walking along South Street on lower Manhattan's east side to inspect damage from Hurricane Irene, I found huge pools of water at a few of the intersections. It wasn't water inundation from New York's East River so much as it was runoff from the overpass, flowing down into already-overburdened storm sewers. » 8/28/11 10:10am 8/28/11 10:10am

Hurricane Irene: New York City Live-Blog

With Hurricane Irene barreling toward New York City, I've decided to stay behind in my Manhattan Financial District apartment — located smack-dab in the middle of "Evacuation Zone A." Keep refreshing this page as I live-blog the storm from my perch above lower Manhattan providing either the first pictures of Hurricane… » 8/28/11 9:51am 8/28/11 9:51am

TV Reporter Gives Hurricane Irene Update While Covered in Toxic Waste

Below is a video of WTTG's Tucker Barnes casually giving a live report on Hurricane Irene today from Ocean City, Maryland while drenched in what he described as "organic matter" that "doesn't taste great." I wonder why it didn't taste great? » 8/28/11 12:52am 8/28/11 12:52am

First Hurricane Irene New York City damage is un-American

It looks as though "The Full Shilling," a bar located on Pearl St. here in Lower Manhattan's now deserted Financial District is the first casualty in Hurricane Irene's war on New York City. And... never mind damage photos — I've got video! » 8/27/11 10:20pm 8/27/11 10:20pm

Hurricane Irene-emptied Grand Central Station looks like the end of the…

This photo from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) shows something never seen - and certainly not on what should be a busy Saturday afternoon in August: an empty Grand Central Station. With all transit in the New York area closed, the terminal is a big empty barn. If you're watching TV news they'll… » 8/27/11 4:17pm 8/27/11 4:17pm

Hurricane Irene Approaches: Live Coverage

Hurricane Irene is churning up the East Coast like an angry 17th-century dairy maid. Obama has canceled his vacation to make us feel safe and evacuations are underway in New York City. Here's the latest news, with updates below. » 8/26/11 5:40pm 8/26/11 5:40pm

New York City shuts down subways, buses for Hurricane Irene

This just in from our New York City hall reporter (and by "our" city hall reporter, I mean the New York Times city hall reporter): New York City will shut down all subways and buses at noon on Saturday — according to Governor Cuomo. » 8/26/11 1:15pm 8/26/11 1:15pm

How to Escape from New York's Hurricane

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. » 8/26/11 11:15am 8/26/11 11:15am

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Did you hear? Hurricane Irene is going to slam into New York City like Lindsay Lohan slamming into the sidewalk in front of a nightclub. It's going to be horrible! But we're sure you can make it through if you prepare adequately. Here's how. » 8/26/11 9:30am 8/26/11 9:30am