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

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