It's 11am on Monday morning and though the parks have been officially shut down since 5pm the night before New Yorkers are not good at heeding the warnings. Crowds of people out on the promenade and ducking under the police lines in Carl Schurz park on the Upper East Side. Public transport is already shut down and schools are out, so families are out and about.
That's the lighthouse on the north tip of Roosevelt Island - about to be flooded. Lots of cars in the parking lot look about to be flooded. Can't imagine the island not being in Zone A, but I saw lots of cars standing in the parking lot close to the river and some people jogging along the shore.
A block party seems to have broken out spontaneously as people of all ages compete for the best Instagram of FDR flooding.
Only Northbound side is flooded, the Southbound is OK so far.
Some folks play basketball right on FDR drive. Don't remember ever seeing it so empty, almost deserted.
Some business owners leave friendly messages for the Hurricane as they tape their windows against the wind.
Stay safe and stay dry! :)