Mean Irene: A Photo Diary

Hurricane Irene-News-New York City

Mean Irene (Photo by Jijo Thomas via Flickr Commons)

 

The Fairway: Red Hook, Brooklyn (Photo by Shelley Bernstein via Flickr Commons)

 
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Dark and Stormy: Dry Dock Wine & Spirits, Brooklyn (Photo by Marie-Hélène Carleton)

 
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On Sunday Red Hook resident Betty Walsh and her dog Casper play fetch in flooded waters by the Fairway supermarket along the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn (Photo © Micah Garen/Four Corners Media)

 
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Toppled (Photo by Tom Geibel via Flickr Commons)

 
Hurricane Irene preparation: LIRR employees fill an AquaDam with water to help prevent water from flowing into the LIRR's tunnels to Penn Station. Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Sam Zambuto.

On Saturday Long Island Railroad employees fill an AquaDam with water to to prevent water from flowing into the LIRR's tunnels to Penn Station. (Photo by Sam Zambuto for the MTA)

 
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Grand Central Station on Saturday (Photo by the MTA of the State of NY)

 

Apocalypse/Armageddon: East Village Cafe (Photo by Daniel Latorre via Flickr Commons)

 

Hurricane Yoga: Prospect Park, Brooklyn (Photo by Paolo C.)

 

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Garage Door: Delaware (Photo by M. Mahaffie)

 
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Line at Trader Joe's Wine Shop: New York City (Photo by Clint McMahon)

 

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Media Frenzy (Photo by Timothy J. via Flickr Commons)

 
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Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo by Timothy Krause via Flickr Commons)

 

Last Wash: Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo from Flickr Commons)

 

Long Island prepares for Hurricane Irene

Long Island (Photo by Andrew Dallos via Flickr Commons)

 
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Recycling Center: Harrisville, New Hampshire (Photo by Michelle Aldredge)

 
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Irene Approaches: North Carolina (Photo by Zach Frailey)

 

The Upper West Side (Photo by Michael Malecki via Flickr Commons)

 

Priorities (Photo by Mary Beth Hertz via Flickr Commons)

 

Evacuation: Staten Island (Photo by Palmer Reale for the MTA)

 

No Water: Philadelphia Target (Photo by Kaytee Riek)

 
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Shelter: New York City (Photo by Paul Brady via Flickr Commons)

 

Cheerios: The 96th Street CVS (Photo by Mark Lyon via Flickr Commons)

 
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On Saturday Long Island Railroad employees removed 295 railroad crossing gates to prevent wind damage (Photo by Harry Baumann for MTA of NY)

 
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Cafe Royal: Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Photo by Timothy Krause)

 

Beer or Energy?: New York City (Photo by Paul Brady)

 

No Reservation (Photo courtesy the County of Dare)

 
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Hurricane Supplies with Inflatable Walrus: West Peterborough, New Hampshire (Photo by Mary Goldthwaite)

 
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A houseboat takes refuge: Woods Hole, Massachusetts (Photo by Joe Futrelle)

 

Closed Saturday and Sunday: 31st and Park Avenue, New York City (Photo by Christina Crowl)

 

Bread Aisle: New York (Photo via Flickr Commons)

 

Irene Passes by Amelia Island (Photo by Mattb4rd via Flickr Commons)

 

Hurricane Sale: Ocean City, New Jersey (Photo © Denis Gobo)

 
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Slickers: Times Square (Photo by Eguchi Shintaro via Flickr Commons)

 
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Irene over New York City (Photo by Eguchi Shintaro via Flickr Commons)

 
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Closed (Photo by Eguchi Shintaro via Flickr Commons)

 
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Irene Approaches: Mt. Monadnock, Harrisville, New Hampshire, August 27th (Photo by Michelle Aldredge)

 

Apartment Camping: New York City (Photo via Fickr Commons)

 

 

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Irene in Times Square (Photo by Eguchi Shintaro via Flickr Commons)

 

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Deluge (Photo by Kaytee Riek)

 

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Flooding on the FDR: 8:30 a.m. Sunday, New York City (Photo by Lauren via Flickr Commons)

 

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Shelter (Photo by Clay Larsen)

 

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Rising Water: 96th Street at East River Under FDR, NYC (Photo by Mark Lyon)

 

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Warning (Photo by Matt Baca via Flickr Commons)

 

Cars backing up on the flooded Westside Highway: New York City (Photo by Liz Waytkus via Flickr Commons)

 

Williamsburg: Brooklyn, New York (Photo by Lauren via Flickr Commons)

 

Flood: New York City (Photo by David Shankbone)

 

Umbrella: Brooklyn, New York (Photo by Robert Francis)

 

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Power lines on Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line were brought down at Valhalla (Photo by MTA of NYC)

 
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East River Flood (Photo source unknown)

 

Toy: Brooklyn, New York (Photo by Robert Francis)

 
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Tracks at Metro-North's Tuckahoe station were flooded to the third rail on Sunday (Photo by MTA of NYC)

 

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DUMBO after Irene (Photo by J. Segura)

 

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Flooding by the East River (Photo source unknown)

 
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Streetlights: Philadelphia (Photo by Kaytee Riek)

 

Tuckahoe Station (Photo by MTA of NYC)

 
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Centervale Park: Dorchester, Massachusetts (Photo by WBUR via Flickr Commons)

 

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Flood at Coney Island Railroad Yard (Photo by MTA of NYC)

 

Brooklyn Bridge during Irene (Photo source unknown)

 

Workers pump water out of the Lenox Subway Yard: New York City (Photo by George Ban Dolln for the MTA)

 

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Philadelphia (Photo by Kaytee Riek)

 

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Water Rising: New York (Photo by Paul Brady)

 

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The Hudson River encroaches on Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line at Croton-Harmon. (Photo by Michael Hermance for the MTA)

 

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Sandbags: Philadelphia (Photo by Kaytee Riek)

 

Flood: 4th Street: Hoboken, New Jersey (Photo by Nick Stango)

 

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Nevius State Bridge (Photo by Brad P. via Flickr Commons)

 

Brooklyn Heights (Photo by Aloucha)

 

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3700 Block of Yuma Street, N.W.: Washington, D.C. (Photo by Oliver J.D.)

 

Manhattanville Flood (Photo by Liz Waytkus)

 
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Irene over New York City (Photo by David Reilly via Flickr Commons)

 

After the Storm: Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Photo by Timothy Krause)

 

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The Eye of Irene: Mt. Monadock, Harrisville, New Hampshire, August 28th (Photo by Michelle Aldredge)

Images for this photo diary were collected and titled by Michelle Aldredge for Gwarlingo.

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About the Author:

I’ve spent almost 20 years helping thousands of successful artists of all disciplines and working to make the arts more accessible. (One friend likes to call me “the arts enabler.”) From 1999-2012 I worked at The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s oldest artist colony, but I've also done time at an arts magazine, a library, an art museum, and a raptor rehabilitation center. In May of 2012 I left MacDowell to pursue writing, speaking, curating, and creative projects full-time. In 2015 I was named a “Top 100 Artist, Innovator, Creative” by Origin magazine. I've appeared as an arts and culture commentator on New Hampshire Public Radio, and in 2017 I was the recipient of the Wampler Art Professorship at James Madison University. I am the founder of the Gwarlingo Salon series, which connects artists like DJ Spooky with rural audiences in the Monadnock region. In 2017 my collaborator Corwin Levi and I will publish our first book, Mirror Mirrored, which combines Grimms’ fairy tales with vintage illustration remixes and the work of contemporary artists like Kiki Smith, Carrie Mae Weems, and Amy Cutler. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, but have called New Hampshire home since 1999. My studio is located in the historic, mill village of Harrisville. I miss fried okra, the early southern spring, and restaurants that stay open past 9:00 p.m., but rural life agrees with me. In New Hampshire I can see the stars, go kayaking or snowshoeing, watch bald eagles fish in the lake, and focus on my creative work in silence. I no longer have to worry about traffic jams; deer, wild turkeys, and frost heaves are the primary road hazards here. Although I live in the country, I’m fortunate enough to be part of a vibrant arts community that extends beyond this small New England village. The quiet days are punctuated by regular travel and frequent visits to museums, theaters, readings, arts events, lectures, and open studios around the country. (You can read my full CV here.) Thanks for visiting Gwarlingo. I hope you'll be in touch.

One Comment

  1. Eve Andree Laramee August 28, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Wonderful collection of photos. Thanks for posting these, Michelle.

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