Coney Island closes before hurricane Irene arrives - New York
Coney Island closed up, with just a few people being seen in this normally busy destination before Hurricane Irene comes ashore. New York, 27th August 2011
Coney Island's usual joggers, runners and walkers were sparse on the morning before Hurricane Irene hit New York City. Fishermen, and the occasional passed out partier were still visiting the historic boardwalk and beach.