Flooded Battery Park (Credit: Michael Appleton for The New York Times)

Top 5 Things BPC Residents Learned from Hurricane Irene

Flooded Battery Park (Credit: Michael Appleton for The New York Times)
Flooded Battery Park (Credit: Michael Appleton for The New York Times)

With a collective sigh of relief, our neighborhood is safe. For the hours we lost in our homes, Battery Park City gained a few things in return. We’ve got our…

“Top 5 Things Battery Park Residents Learned from Hurricane Irene.”

(No. 5) So that’s what happens to Battery Park City in a Hurricane!
Battery Park City has only been existence shy of celebrating its dirty 30. We’ve lived through some pretty tremendously historical times.  Yet, most of us before this weekend hardly knew of the dangers we faced should our lovely esplanade meet its nemesis Hurricane.  How many of us knew what happened in 1821? Thank goodness for historical records and those crazy people that keep them!

(No. 4) Irene in Battery Park City will have more eyes than Lady Gaga at the VMA’s
Our neighborhood didn’t need to wear a meat dress, but we sure didn’t win the wet T-shirt contest either.

(No. 3) If the apocalypse ever dawns on Battery Park City — Hudson Produce will still stay open.
Cause someone’s gotta sell the RedBull, and someone’s gonna buy it for 3x the MSRP!

(No. 2) Rain, Sleet or Snow — when a dog’s gotta go, a dog’s gotta go.
Was this Zone A or Zone Pee? The pooper scoopers  may have fled but that didn’t stop dogs from evacuating all over the evacuation zone.

(No. 1) Battery Park City has no parking problems when we all evacuate.
Like a scene out of a zombie movie, Sunday was every Battery Park City car owners dream. Too bad no one was here to experience it!

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One thought on “Top 5 Things BPC Residents Learned from Hurricane Irene

  1. Your friends in Tribeca sent our heartfelt concern for our Battery Park City neighbors. We were frightened too – but we’ve seen terrible times before and together, we overcame it. That thought sustained me. Glad you are all safe.

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