Dennis Crowley’s Great Hurricane Irene Adventure

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If you follow Dennis Crowley, the founder of Foursquare, on Twitter, you know he was intrigued by Hurricane Irene.He and his friends decided to live blog the storm. They starting at a Zone B evacuation party on Friday and ended puddle jumping in the park on Sunday.

We compiled videos and pictures Crowley put together about his Hurricane Irene experience.

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title=”On Saturday morning, Dennis went to check on his car, and was pleasantly surprised by all of the available parking spots.”
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title=”His ladyfriend Chelsa helped him board up all his windows in preparation for the storm.”
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title=”Dennis and his friends headed down to East River Park before the storm. “As you can see, it’s pretty calm.” He said. “The park is supposed to be closed but we just stepped over the police tape.””
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title=””It’s not really raining, and it’s not really that windy. It’s really lame,” said Crowley who was armed with a helmet and wellies while reporting “live” from Alphabet City.”
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title=”The “lame” storm started taking a toll on Dennis’ apartment though. His roof began to leak, but it was nothing a little dish towel and tape couldn’t fix.”
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title=”Later: “The leak in my apartment has been upgraded to THREAT LEVEL ORANGE!” Dennis tweeted.”
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title=”Even later: Dennis reported live from his hurricane hideout.”
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title=”One person was awake, checking on Threat Level Orange.”
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title=”Three other leaks reared their ugly heads. Crowley considered evacuating.”
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title=”At 10 AM the next day, Dennis and his team ventured out to explore the damage.”
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title=””Check out the damage from this hurricane,” said Crowley. “It’s pretty nasty. There’s a broken umbrella and some branches, and that’s about it.””
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title=”Soon, they stumbled upon some big puddles in East River Park.”
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title=”A brave biker rode through the puddles. “Sup dude, go pro,” Crowley encouraged.”
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title=”Down at East River Park, Crowley and friends found where the storm took “all the trash and sh*t.””
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title=””You know what this is like?” said Crowley. “You know that scene in Star Wars where they get caught in the trash compactor? And then the little snake goes and grabs him? ‘C3PO!!! SHUT DOWN THE POWER IN THE TRASH COMPACTOR UNIT!!'””
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title=””This is the biggest split we’ve seen, there are a lot of trees that are down and stuff,” said Crowley from Tompkins Square Park.”
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title=””In related news, you can get an iced coffee and a paper over at the deli on 10th and B. Nothing else is open.””
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title=”Other people didn’t have such fun hurricane experiences. Check out:”
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