Hurricane Irene is passing through New York City right now.
NY1 is reporting heavy rains around various parts of the city and high waters along the Hudson and Coney Island.
I took a walk around Brooklyn Heights earlier and while there are a few small trees down, many people are out walking their dogs. Over here it mostly it just feels like a heavy rainstorm except there are very few cars on the streets.
I snapped some pictures.
Meanwhile the East river is very high. If you look closely you can see where it’s risen past the barriers that separate it from parts of the Brooklyn Bridge park and Pier 6.