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MONDAY Saying Adieu the Only Way We Know How

Monday, August 29, 2011

As Irene is officially off our horizons, we'll put this live blog to rest. Thanks to all of you who shared insides of your refrigerators with us, and we hope all of you made it through safe, dry and without gaining the "Irene 15" from gorging on provisions.

We'll now leave you with pictures of brave pets who weathered the storm along with us.

 

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SUNDAY 8:30 pm What to Make With Unused Provisions? Pie

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bonus points if you can shape the crust sitting atop your fruit filling to depict thunderclouds and rain. 

We shall call this creation "Pierene." 

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Times Square Slip-N-Slide

Sunday, August 28, 2011

How did YOU Spend Saturday night waiting out Irene? We heard from a lot of folks who were baking (stay tuned for more on that later), but we definitely needed to rewatch this a few times to believe it.

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SUNDAY 6:20 pm Getting a Look at the Morning Commute

Sunday, August 28, 2011

For those of you not lucky enough to have the day off, Mayor Mike gave the latest updates on what's open, and what's expected to be up and running in the morning for your Monday commute. 

Check out the list here

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SUNDAY 2:28 pm - Good Night, Irene

Sunday, August 28, 2011

WNYC

I'm not sure if Irene would qualify as a one-hit wonder, but she is already serving as an inspiration for song. Take a listen here.

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SUNDAY 1:30pm More Scenes from the Station

Sunday, August 28, 2011

WNYC

You learn some interesting facts when you're hunkered down at the station working — like there are 152 steps from the newsroom to the lobby. Click to see photos of New York Public Radio staff working to bring you the latest information...and what's still in the office fridge.

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SUNDAY 1:00pm A Tree Falls in Queens

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The fallen maple had become something of a pilgrimage point. Locals from the surrounding streets of Jackson Heights stood around the uprooted trunk, pulling out their phones to take snaps, even making their kids pose for pictures. 

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Reporter's Irene Notebook: That's It?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

WNYC

"I by the tide / Of Humber would complain."

--To his Coy Mistrees by Andrew Marvell

From the admittedly jaundiced vantage of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Hurricane Irene was the girl who threw the party of the year, showed up briefly and didn’t dance.

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SUNDAY 11:45 am How'd Your Trees Do?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Way to go, tree! The oak tree near WNYCer Jenny Lawton's place is still standing strong this morning.

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SUNDAY 11:30 am You Might Not Have an Excuse for Missing Work on Monday

Sunday, August 28, 2011

MTA workers were out pumping water from the subway yard to get the system up and running. But there is only so much water they can get rid of. You can see more pics at the MTA flickr page.

 

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SUNDAY 11:15 am Can We Empty the Tub, Now?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Don't want to get too cocky here, but with two hours since Irene passed over NYC, a shower would be lovely.

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SUNDAY 9:45 am Checking Out Flooding and Downed Trees, But Is That Sunshine?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

While the eye of Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene is moving beyond metro New York, all eyes are on areas of the city that are flooded (looks like the Rockaways, Battery Park City and parts of Brooklyn) power outages - 370k in New York State. We don't want to sound overly optimistic, but we can see some patches of blue sky - can you?

Look | Hurricane Slideshow

Latest Updates on Flooding, Power Outages

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Christie: Stay Inside, New Jersey!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

NJ Gov. Chris Christie was on the Today Show this morning as Irene was working its way up the Jersey Shore - he urged people to stay inside through the morning.

 

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SUNDAY 8:00 am Storm Surge

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Well, the winds have started and it's raining steadily. A storm surge is rising at The Battery, with water levels 4 feet higher than usual, and high levels at the Wall Street ferry slip.

Brooklyn writer Laura Diamond tweeted about the unusual New York morning: @lediamondbklyn A peculiar dawn unlike any other in NY's recent history. Sounds of traffic replaced by inescapable presence of the storm. #Irene

 

 

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SUNDAY, 7:48 am: She's Here!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene has arrived.

Latest news updates.

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Amy Eddings: What To Do While Waiting Out Irene? Bake!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

WNYC

Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested enjoying one's family and getting "a good book" to wait out Hurricane Irene.

WQXR's Naomi Lewin has a better idea. Bake! And then, EAT.

She sent me a picture of a pie she made while listening to me host special Hurricane Irene coverage Saturday night on WNYC. She didn't tell me what kind of pie it was.  It looks peachy to me.  And are those walnuts in the crumble topping?

It's midnight, she's asleep, and I'm buzzing with "on air" energy and jonesing for some pie.I had some tea instead. Time to get some sleep myself. Irene's depths have yet to be plumbed.

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OK, we looked for the source of this. We couldn't find it. But a lot of people have it as their Facebook status right now.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

As Hurricane Irene prepares to batter the East Coast, disaster officials warned that Internet outages could force people to interact with other people for the first time in years. Residents braced for the horror of awkward silences and unwanted eye contact. Officials have advised: “Be prepared. Write down possible topics to talk about in advance. Sports, the weather. Remember, a conversation is basically a series of Facebook updates strung together.”

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SATURDAY, 10:00 pm: Where Are You, Irene?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

It's started raining consistently in Manhattan, after ominous looking clouds were gathering this afternoon, so it's time for a check-in with WNYC's Storm Tracker Map

Don't work through your provisions too fast, and we suggest keeping those board games off your plate for a few more hours yet. Irene is still churning off the coast of Virginia as of 10 pm. 

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Dark and Stormy or C'mon on Irene? We know what we'd order.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Here are recipes for both:

Dark and Stormy
(courtesy of Washington Commons)

Two thirds Mount Gay Ginger beer and one third Goslings 151. Add fresh lime juice.

Come on Irene
(courtesy of Fulton Grand, it's a variation on the Hurricane cocktail)

Equal parts amaretto and light rum. Add dashes of grenadine, grapefruit juice and sour mix.

Serve the Dark and Stormy in a highball glass and the C'mon on Irene in a stemless wine glass.

(h/t Abbie)

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