Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane: Photos of Irene in New York


Now that Irene has come and gone, it's safe to say she didn't exactly live up to the hype generated by the MTA's unprecedented system-wide shutdown and Mayor Bloomberg's similarly unprecedented evacuation order for low-lying areas. (Also, the media. Sorry!) But that doesn't mean it wasn't still a pretty mean storm. With an assist from Daily Intel readers around the city, here's a look at how it all went down, from the preparations New Yorkers took beforehand to the uprooted trees and flooded streets that Irene left behind.

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