Though New York City largely managed to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Irene, the windy bitch still managed to strip the soul of the city that never sleeps. Watch it. It was like a post-apocalyptic city evaporated of life and people.
I was surprised that New Yorkers actually heeded the advice of authorities and stayed in. Two filmmakers, Felix Thompson and Brandon Roots, didn't. They went around the city documenting what NYC looked like during Hurricane Irene. It's chillingly peaceful to see life come to a halt. [Buffalo Picture House via Brooklyn Mutt via @AntDeRosa]