Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Calm Before The Storm: NYC Prepares For Hurricane Irene

Times Square
Times Square
Naked Cowboy is naked no more. He wears a life vest in preparation for "Irene."
Sand bags at the Gap
Bergdorf Goodman
The Apple Store Fifth Avenue
Victorian Gardens in Central Park
Central Park and midtown skyline
Fifth Avenue
As the massive hurricane "Irene" approaches the New York City area, transit systems, businesses, airports and Broadway shows have shut down today. These images were taken this afternoon as the city prepares for the hurricane. Mayor Michael Bloomberg also ordered an unprecedented mass evacuation of residents in low-lying areas. The closure of America's biggest subway system is the first time ever resulting from a natural disaster.


Lawrence Antaran said...

The Naked Cowboy had a haircut too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

As a life long New Yorker. (Brooklyn), I am enjoying looking through your blog. Your photos are wonderful! Thank goodness the hurricane did not do the amount of damage as was feared!