Friday, October 26, 2012

Everybody panic!

There are reports of a Frankenstorm (Hurricane Sandy) headed this way to destroy us all this weekend.  Is it true, or just a bunch of hype?  Who knows, but better get over to Key Food on Avenue A and buy up all the pork and beans just in case.

As we await the end of the world, let's remember the last time this happened when Hurricane, er...Tropical Storm Irene blew into town.  As I recall, that was one of the best Saturday nights to be in the East Village, as it was blissfully quiet and devoid of the usual obnoxious weekend party people.

Here is some highly dramatic video of the storm pummelling First Avenue that night:

But, seriously folks, be careful out there.  New Yorkers have a history of being too blasé in the face of danger.

Case in point:

Halloween City

Batten down the hatches!


  1. The 3G sucks in my bunker. Oh, and that was a great Saturday night during Irene... one of my most memorable EV nights in some time...

  2. I was a giddy kid that night, visiting all the places I normally couldn't because of the Saturday night crowds. I think I enjoyed that night even more than the Blackout of '03, and definitely more than the Blizzageddon of '10.

  3. I was at 11th Street Bar the whole time. It was great.

  4. Looks like I moved in the nick of time! Be safe and if you go to McSorley's afterwards knock back a few for me!