Monday, October 29, 2012

Story of the Hurricanes: A Timeline of New York Storms

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1999: Hurricane Floyd

First of all, this is a great name for a hurricane. Way better than Sandy or Donna. FLOYD. All of our hurricanes should be named Floyd. Irene was good too. But it's still no Floyd. Anyway, Floyd came on quickly and caused flash floods and torrential downpours. City schools were closed for the first time since the Blizzard of '96. I personally remember walking through the East Village and trying desperately to help my friend light her cigarette to no avail. The winds were strong that day, my friends. Your average Bic lighter was no match for Floyd, that wily bastard.

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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