New York Gets Ready for Irene

Sandbags, plywood, police tape, bottled water, and unbending courage: These are the survival tools of the disaster-prepared New Yorker. Check out our photo gallery to see how NYC has prepared itself for the soggy, windy Irene-ing to come.

New York Gets Ready for Irene

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New York Gets Ready for Irene

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New York Gets Ready for Irene

[Photo via AP]

New York Gets Ready for Irene

[Photo via AP]

New York Gets Ready for Irene

[Photo via AP]

New York Gets Ready for Irene

[Photo via AP]

New York Gets Ready for Irene

[Photo via AP]

New York Gets Ready for Irene

[Photo via AP]

New York Gets Ready for Irene

[Photo via AP]

New York Gets Ready for Irene

[Photo via AP]