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06.08.12 Joshua Rivera

As another hurricane season begins, insurance number crunchers Core Logic has served up a hurricane risk report pegging the greater New York City area as the area that would suffer the greatest financial risk nationwide. Hurricane Irene was a bit underwhelming when it finally reached us as a tropical storm last summer, but it still […]

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09.12.11 Myles Tanzer

We said before hurricane Irene that Mayor Bloomberg had “been waiting to be a weather hero” in lieu of him botching up snow removal this past winter. Well, thanks to Irene being a total pussy, Bloomberg’s popularity is back to pre-blizzard levels. He’s currently enjoying a 54% approval rating. […]

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09.06.11 Spencer Lund

The damage from Hurricane Tropical Storm Irene could have been much worse for the tri-state area. Some locals lost power and experienced flood damage, but residents in the ritzy Todt Hill section of Staten Island, self-titled “Zone Z,” loved what the storm did for their property. […]

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08.31.11 Bucky Turco

At this point, the only ones still talking about NYC’s most disappointing hurricane is Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who’s very upset that FEMA isn’t coughing up money for King’s County, and us. But only because we made a time-lapse video of the storm’s “wrath” from our Hell’s Kitchen headquarters. […]

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08.29.11 Myles Tanzer

This unidentified creature washed up on the shore of Long Beach Island in the aftermath of the softer-than-soft Hurricane What’s-Her-Name. It looks strangely similar to the infamous Montauk Monster of multiple summers past, as much as bloated, unidentifiable, fur-stripped animals can look alike anyways. […]

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Bucky Turco

A hotel in Park Slope that normally charges around $250 a night, upped its rate to $999 a room on Saturday for anyone seeking shelter from the hurricane that never was. When the Daily News reached Hotel Le Bleu by phone, a woman who answered didn’t seem all that sympathetic. “If you can pay, then […]

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08.28.11 Bucky Turco

Although there’s scattered reports of downed trees, flooded streets, and disrupted power for thousands of residents, by most standards, ‘Irene’ was a dud in NYC and has already been downgraded to a tropical storm as it leaves the area. But, not before doing some damage in Downtown Brooklyn. (Photo: @SamEwen) […]

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08.26.11 Myles Tanzer

Mayor Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of all NYC residents located in Zone A (PDF doc) by 5pm Saturday. This comes after Governor Cuomo announced that all MTA transit would be shutdown starting Saturday at noon. This flood zone includes low-lying areas like Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, and Far Rockaway. […]

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08.25.11 Bucky Turco

While most of us live in crappy, overpriced apartments with no amenities and zero chance of ever seeing a landlord in person—unless the rent is late—other New Yorkers kick back in nice buildings where the tenants are abundantly cared for, especially if a hurricane like Irene is on its way. […]

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