Hurricane Irene

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Upper West Side »

Volunteer Emergency Response Team to Play Lead Role in City Shelter

The UWS CERT will be on the frontlines in the next major crisis at a Manhattan's special needs shelter.

Long Island City »

Long-Awaited Repairs on Queensbridge Park Seawall to Begin This Spring

The damaged seawall and the park's lack of waterfront access has been a point of criticism for years.

Coney Island »

Thrill-seekers Head to Coney Island, Defy Cop Orders To Stay Away

Storm watchers checked out the massive waves despite warnings to stay off beach.

New York City »

New York Braces for Hurricane Sandy 'Frankenstorm'

City officials are preparing for a potential hit by Hurricane Sandy.

New York City »

Council Demands Free Breakfast in Every Classroom

The City Council passed resolutions calling for free breakfast in every city classroom.

Prince's Bay »

FEMA Gives $470K for Restoration of Staten Island's Wolfes Pond Park

Rep. Michael Grimm requested the money after Hurricane Irene damaged the Prince's Bay park.

Rockaway Beach »

Rockaway Residents Concerned About Erosion After Hurricane Irene

Nine months after Hurricane Irene, Rockaway residents still worry about sand erosion.

Manhattan »

From Cathie Black to Gay Marriage, 2011 Was a Busy Year for Bloomberg

Bloomberg rode a wave of highs and lows in 2011, from Cathie Black's resignation to Hurricane Irene.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

'El Bloombito' Gets Nod from Mayor Bloomberg for Twitter Parody Award

The satirical Twitter feed @ElBloombito earned a nod from Mayor Bloomberg after winning a web award.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Greenmarkets and Restaurants Cope with Farmers' Rough Harvest

A year of record-breaking rainfall caused massive devastation for area farmers, at the worst possible time of the year.

Downtown »

Weather Dampens Governors Island Visitor Numbers

Governors Island visitorship barely increased in 2011 compared to 2010, after several years of dramatic growth.

Manhattan »

Mayor Bloomberg Thinks He Should Have Played Himself on SNL

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would have been happy to play himself in a Saturday Night Live skit mocking his handling of Occupy Wall Street.

Manhattan »

Mayor Bloomberg's Poll Numbers Surge After Hurricane Irene

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's poll numbers are on the rise, thanks to widespread approval of his handling of Hurricane Irene, even as critics slammed the fact that he lied about his former staffer's arrest.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Union Square Park Supervisor Rode Out Hurricane Irene in the Park

When Hurricane Irene hit New York City, Danny Hernandez, 35, was in Union Square Park to monitor damage. 

Manhattan »

Heavy Rain and Possible Flooding Expected to End Manhattan Summer

The National Weather Service said there will be heavy rain and even a chance of flooding over the next 24 hours.