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New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy

New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
01/21
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Bottled water for emergencies on display outside the Food Train market on Seventh Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. A woman emerges from the market with water among her purchases.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
02/21
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Ansonia Chemists on Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood announces its closure for the coming storm.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
03/21
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Scalino Restaurant on Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood, with its windows partially covered with plywood sheathing.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
04/21
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The 7th Avenue subway station in Brooklyn's Park Slope has warning tape across the subway entrance. A small sign announces the subway system shutdown, starting at 7 PM on Sunday October 28.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
05/21
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The 7th Avenue subway station in Brooklyn's Park Slope, empty of people, and with pink warning tape across the subway entrance. The subway system was shutdown starting at 7 PM on Sunday.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
06/21
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A smiling face on the side of Smiling Pizza on 7th Avenue looks over the taped entrance to the subway station. The subway system was shutdown starting at 7 PM on Sunday.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
07/21
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The Secondary School for Law, formerly John Jay High School, turned into an evacuation center for the storm. Residents in areas prone to flooding were asked to evacuate.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
08/21
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Pedestrians on 7th Avenue in Brooklyn walking their dog before the storm hits pass a pharmacy with taped windows.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
09/21
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PS 321 in Brooklyn, empty and closed for the storm. All schools in New York City were closed on Monday before the storm.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
10/21
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A toy store on 7th Avenue in Brooklyn's Park Slope has taped windows and a sandbagged cellar door.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
11/21
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A bodega on 7th Avenue in Brooklyn has little water left to sell. Residents were asked to stock up on water in the event of an interruption in public water.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
12/21
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A wine shop on 7th Avenue in Brooklyn's Park Slope asks people to "Stock up for Frankenstorm." Hurricane Sandy has the twitter hashtag #Frankenstorm.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
13/21
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Halloween decorations on President Street in Brooklyn seemingly mock the oncoming hurricane.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
14/21
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A woman carrying an umbrella walks down President Street in Brooklyn as the storm approaches.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
15/21
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Prospect Park, a 585 acre (237 hectare) park in Brooklyn, with hastily-made signs announcing its closure. The park was designed by Olmsted and Vaux, designers of New York's Central Park, and its trees sometimes fall victim to high winds.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
16/21
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A pedestrian hurries along Prospect Park West, eager to get a walk in before the storm.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
17/21
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Public works and Park Department heavy equipment have been brought to Prospect Park in case they are needed, to keep them from flooding in lower lying areas. Some of the equipment here is normally used on the beach at Coney Island, in a flood zone.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
18/21
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Public works and Park Department heavy equipment have been brought to Prospect Park in case they are needed, to keep them from flooding in lower lying areas. Some of the equipment here is normally used on the beach at Coney Island, in a flood zone.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
19/21
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Pedestrians in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace neighborhood hurry past Farrell's Bar and Grill, the windows of which have been taped.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
20/21
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A pedestrian in Brooklyn's Windsor Terrace neighborhood holds on to her umbrella, trying to keep it from turning inside out in the increasing wind.
New York City prepares for Hurricane Sandy
21/21
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Signs on the door of a YMCA in Brooklyn's Park Slope indicate a Special Medical Needs Shelter. The signage is hastily-made, and hand-lettered.
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As Hurricane Sandy approaches the eastern coast of the U.S., New York City prepares by closing its transit system, closing schools, evacuating flood-prone areas, setting up evacuation shelters and stocking up on necessities.

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