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.
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…
From the annals of dumb things people do when scared comes this photo snapped by a New York Daily News reader.
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.
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.