People take photos as the East River rises near the South Street Seaport, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in New York. Hurricane Irene bore down on a dark and quiet New York early Sunday, bringing winds and ... more 
People take photos as the East River rises near the South Street Seaport, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in New York. Hurricane Irene bore down on a dark and quiet New York early Sunday, bringing winds and rapidly rising seawater that threatened parts of the city. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Altaffer
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 8:58 AM EDT