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.
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.
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!
Not even a hurricane can derail a tax free shopping holiday.
We can't imagine too many people clamoring to use the roof deck right about now...
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:
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
I'm prepared for the storm, but I'm not sure I can do anything to help this giant old oak.