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SATURDAY, 8:45 pm: Game On

Saturday, August 27, 2011

With power outages all but imminent, it's time to remember how to play games that don't involve electricity.

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SATURDAY, 5:00 pm: LI Surfers Draw the Cameras

Saturday, August 27, 2011

In any severe weather coverage, there's the requisite shots of weather-be-damned outdoors enthusiasts. Despite being in the direct path of the hurricane, surfers on Long Island's Long Beach draw the attention of the media.

 

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Irene from space

Saturday, August 27, 2011

In case you were wondering just how big Irene is, well she's pretty big.

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D Batteries: The Unicorn of Hurricane Irene?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Starting as early as last night, D batteries were the hardest-to-find item around the city, seeming to supplant bottled water and canned food as the most in demand and frequently sold out part of the urban survival kit


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SATURDAY, 4:30 pm: Jackson Heights: Gotta Cook the Lamb

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene be damned.

Apparently even the threat of gale-force winds and falling trees can't diminish the demands of Jackson Heights' meat lovers. This halal meat delivery guy could be seen navigating his cart-of-carcasses through the neighborhood, as a light rain came down.

The urgency is particularly high these days, what with Eid just a few days away.

 

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SATURDAY, 5:20 pm: Central Park Closed, People (Mostly) Abide

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I bet you didn't know the city could close Central Park, and based on this shot, looks like these didn't either. Reason for the park's closure? High winds can take those trees down (remember what happened during January's snow storm?) Someone keep an eye on that kid on the tricycle!

Are you nervous about trees on your street? 

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Another amazing MTA photo

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Another amazing MTA photo: LIRR employees install an AquaDam to help prevent water from flowing into the LIRR's tunnels to Penn Station.

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SATURDAY, 3:24 pm: Empty Grand Central Terminal

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Now here's something you don't see every day, courtesy of the MTA Flickr stream.

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Live in Hoboken? Time to Move Your Car

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Empire blog has the latest update from Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who has ordered an evacuation of all basement and first-floor apartments, and says they're expecting five to 10 feet of water in some places.

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SATURDAY, 2:44 pm: The view from our windows

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Here's what our folks in the studio are seeing out the window right now.

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SATURDAY, 2:30 pm: From our friends in Connecticut

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Not even a hurricane can derail a tax free shopping holiday.

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SATURDAY, 2:07 pm: Landlord Warnings: "Water Where You've Never Seen It"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

We can't imagine too many people clamoring to use the roof deck right about now...

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Found Your List

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Found in Boerum Hill.

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SATURDAY, 1:40 pm: Dim Sum Dims Some Spirits

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The TV is tuned to the latest weather and the crowd is sparse at Sunset Park's favorite Dim Sum spot. Bonus: no wait!

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SATURDAY, 1:06 pm: Or not.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Unfortunate signage at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. But we still love them. 

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Latest from Mayor Mike

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Our friend Colby Hamilton over at The Empire blog is keeping us up-to-date on the all the official hurricane things we need to be paying attention to:

Bloomberg, Booker and tri-region govs give Irene updates

 

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Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. We know! Let's watch a movie.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Here are our waiting-for-Hurricane-Irene-to-arrive-Saturday-afternoon movie picks:

1. Key Largo (yum, Bogey)

2. Cape Fear

3. Critical Condition

4. The Ice Storm (especially if you are stuck inside with your relatives. Or maybe not.)

5. The Perfect Storm

Watch video clips from all of them and tell us what you are screening this afternoon (other than @WeatherChannel).

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SATURDAY, 12:00 pm: Business as Usual?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Is your neighborhood eatery open? Offering respite from the storm or special deals? Home/made restaurant and bar in Red Hook (yes, they're in a flood zone) remains defiantly open!

 

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SATURDAY, 11:09 am: Tree Watch: Are You Keeping an Eye Out?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I'm prepared for the storm, but I'm not sure I can do anything to help this giant old oak.

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