New York, dodging bullets around, the weather and life to normal
soon as the roaring wind and driving rains of Hurricane Irene passed over the people of Manhattan came to celebrate the storm was not.
The area of ??the city located between the Hudson and East rivers was a major concern, Irene approached the city, scoring a direct hit rare and historic New York.
But as the waters rose on the East River Park, and along the West Side Highway, which quickly reached a peak and then declined. A few flooded streets, the car was stuck strange, but in general the "storm surge" feared that would flood the city did not materialize. The lower part of Manhattan weather had dodged a bullet.
For the citizen who was a great relief, tempered by an attitude typical of New York that says you have to raise the indifference to danger.Melanie
Marchenko, 48, came from New Jersey to spend the night with her elderly mother in lower Manhattan. She claimed to be unfazed by all the fuss. "He was very nice. It was serene, "said the wind had been howling 65 mph overnight.
The strangest thing was the way we normally bustling New York had become deserted as public transport and forced closure of inside everyone. "I felt like a sort of ghost town," she said, grabbing his morning copy of the Daily News that he had bought in a store at the corner store that was open.
While city officials urged people to stay in their homes after the hurricane had passed, many in lower Manhattan has ignored the advice. It's not every day that a hurricane to visit the area and curious and I wanted to take a look at the hand concerned.
The scene was the one that greeted arrivals early autumn: the leaves and branches covered the sidewalks of New York and roads. Most shops and businesses remained closed, sometimes with a ribbon through the windows - a remarkable reminder that fear had inspired Irene
But overall, life began returning to normal amid a light drizzle, a morning of wind relatively late, as Irene turned north.Joggers
put his helmet and went to the river to the south shows, families with young children went for a walk, and some elderly people scattered in the old Church of St. Stanislaus of Poland East 7th Street, which opened its doors for a morning service. Store owners put in boxes of fruits and vegetables.course, Franqui's attitude may have been shaped by the fact that he is from Puerto Rico as a child survived the onslaught of Monster Island Category 5 Hurricane Hugo in 1989.