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Despite preparations by residents and tourists, Irene weakened from hurricane status to that of a tropical storm by the time it hit the New York region.

Michael and Lancs Walsh board up a friend’s house in Queens as Hurricane Irene made its way to New York, Saturday, Aug. 27. Some decided to pack up and head to safer and higher ground and others to wait it out. Residents of the lower-lying beach community were on evacuation orders as of 5pm Saturday evening. (Julie Platner for the Wall Street Journal)

Stephanie Munoz, 23, and her mother Celeste Miles walk along the beach to see the stormy ocean one last time before going back inside to wait out the impending hurricane in Queens, Aug. 27. (Julie Platner for the Wall Street Journal)

Jonathan Fey paddles his way down Nassau Ave in Freeport, N.Y., after Tropical Storm Irene flooded the neighborhood, Sunday, Aug. 28. (Joel Cairo for The Wall Street Journal)

Residents of Freeport make their way through the street Sunday. (Joel Cairo for the Wall Street Journal)

Pat Sterner stands in a few inches of water in her home after her Freeport neighborhood was flooded. (Joel Cairo for the Wall Street Journal)

A fallen tree blocks Bedford Avenue near North 12th Street in Brooklyn on the morning Tropical Storm Irene hit the city. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal)

Flood waters overtake a gas station on 23rd Street and FDR Drive, Sunday, Aug. 28 in Manhattan. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Darren Renatta and his mother, Beth, investigate East River flood waters Sunday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Peter Falsetta, 58, and Thomas Kim, 46, overlook the Upper Bay from near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Sunday morning, as the eye of Tropical Storm Irene was thought to passing over Coney Island. Kim has lived in Bay Ridge for 20 years, and Falsetta has spent his life here. Neither could recall seeing the water level so high. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal)

Glenn Sanchez of Tampa, Florida, plays softball in Times Square Sunday after the brunt of the storm had passed. Sanchez is a member of Elite Fire Softball, a team competing at the World Police and Fire Games 2011. The team’s Sunday game was postponed due to the storm. (Kate Lord/The Wall Street Journal)

Civilians take photos and videos of the New York Army National Guard 206th Military Police Company, based out of Latham, New York, as they leave New York City Aug. 28. The 206th arrived on the afternoon of Aug. 27 to help with Hurricane Irene damage, however the storm caused less damage than originally anticipated. The company was being moved to Farmingdale, New York, where they were going to regroup and receive new orders. (Andrew Burton for The Wall Street Journal)

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Firefighters battled a fire on Jamaica Avenue in Queens on August 22. The four-alarm fire destroyed half a dozen businesses. (PJ Smith for The Wall Street Journal)

Members of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby held a scrimmage at the High Line Rink on August 22. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

A bride in her wedding dress ran from the courthouse in Lower Manhattan in New York Tuesday as a 5.8-magnitude earthquake was felt along the East Coast. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 1:51 p.m. in Mineral, Va. (Getty Images)

‘Dialog in the Dark’ is a new experiential exhibit at South Street Seaport that allows visitors to experience New York City as they would if visually impaired. Everyone is given a cane to help guide them through a series of galleries that simulate various NYC landmarks. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

Matzoh ball soup with fresh dill at the Second Avenue Deli on First Ave. at 75th Street. (Mimi Ritzen Crawford for The Wall Street Journal)

’Follies’ cast member Suzanne Hylenski wears one of Gregg Barnes’ creations backstage at the Marquis Theater. Mr. Barnes is the costume designer for the 2011 Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

Celia Garay climbed the stairwell of her seventh-floor walk-up building in Manhattan on August 18. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

Paul Williams, the president and founder of the Inner City Handball Association, played his favorite sport at the St. John’s Recreation Center in Brooklyn on August 18. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal)

A triple-decker pastrami, corned beef and salami sandwich with Russian dressing is $23 at the Second Avenue Deli. (Mimi Ritzen Crawford for The Wall Street Journal)

Participants in the 31st India Day Parade cheered and danced as the crowd cheered back on August 21 in Manhattan. The parade route ran from Madison Avenue at 38th Street to Madison and 27th Street. (Julie Platner for the Wall Street Journal)

Eugene Flynn secured his sailboat Thursday at Gateway Marina in Brooklyn. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a mandatory evacuation of certain low-lying areas in New York City by 5 p.m. Saturday as Hurricane Irene approached. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street)

Sophie Garcia, left, and Ann Nguyen posed for photos at the Dîner En Blanc at the World Financial Center Winter Garden in Manhattan. (Astrid Stawiarz for The Wall Street Journal)

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Seanna Sharpe made her way down Monday from the Williamsburg Bridge after staging a performance from a tower on the bridge using a sheet. Ms. Sharpe and another artist were arrested on charges of reckless endangerment. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )


Firefighters worked to put out a fire Monday in the Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun Synagogue on 85th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Four firefighters suffered minor injuries. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


As part of the Garden of Dreams Foundation’s summer camp, Radio City Rockettes members led a dance class Monday inside Radio City Music Hall for 40 children from low-income families. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


A rooster stood outside a shed in the backyard vegetable garden of Marshall Green’s three-story Staten Island home, which is currently for sale. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Milagros Franco, 35, commutes across the Brooklyn Bridge nearly every day on her motorized wheelchair, since the bus line that took her from her Manhattan home to her Brooklyn office was canceled due to lack of funding. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)


Acrobats from the Streb Extreme Action Company troupe performed ‘Human Fountain’ at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan. Friday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Preston, a Vizsla, got some cold-water relief Tuesday from the 90-degree heat at an Upper West Side dog run. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


The cheddar-and-mozzarella grilled cheese with tomato soup, at The Queens Kickshaw located at 40-17 Broadway in Astoria, Queens. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Actor Zach Braff sat in an audience seat at West 43rd Street’s Second Stage Theatre where his play ‘All New People’ is being produced. (Julie Platner for The Wall Street Journal)


Sculptor Joan Benefiel posed Thursday near her project, ‘Figurations: Fashion District Pilings Project.’ The project was unveiled to the public Friday. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


A flier was posted of abducted Brooklyn 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, whose accused murderer was arrested early Wednesday morning. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Construction worker Eric Dumalag stood near the south end of the newly constructed 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero as construction continues at the former site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Chef Michael Abruzese worked in the kitchen of Polpettina, 102 Fisher Ave. in Easchester, N.Y. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


City Parks Foundation’s PuppetMobile’s ‘Bessie’s Big Shot’ entertained a crowd in Manhattan’s Morningside Park. The PuppetMobile performs free puppet shows in neighborhood parks all summer long. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


Harry Potter fans waited outside the Lincoln Center on Monday for the U.S. premiere of the final installment of the blockbuster film series. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


The Met Opera set up for their Wednesday performance at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn’s Dumbo. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Pork meatballs served over broccoli rabe at Polpettina in Easchester. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Clockwise from left, Vasantha Suresh, Suresh Lakshman, Ashwin Suresh, and Aditi Shrivastava enjoyed some shade Wednesday at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, Brooklyn. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Riders took off Sunday during the Tour de Queens, a 20-mile bike ride through the borough, which started at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The community ride was sponsored by Transportation Alternatives. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )


Lisbeth Vargas, 4, cooled off Wednesday with a drink of water from an open hydrant in the South Bronx’s Hub. The Hub, formed by the intersection of Third, Melrose and Willis avenues and East 149th Street in the South Bronx, is one of the busiest intersections in the borough. (Jesse Neider for The Wall Street Journal)

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Shen Wei Dance Arts rehearses a site-specific dance in the Charles Engelhard Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 31, 2011 in New York City. (Michael Nagle for The Wall Street Journal)

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.), waited for an elevator near his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Thursday. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)


A group of young mothers, in an after pregnancy gym session with their children in Central Park. (Francesco Anselmi for The Wall Street Journal)

Jason Bay, #44, and Carlos Beltran, #15, of the New York Mets celebrated in the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on a base hit by teammate Ruben Tejada Thursday at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Pirates 9-8. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Police officers filed into a church in Newark, N.J., on Thursday for the funeral of William Johnson, the off-duty Newark police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting last week. Mr. Johnson was standing at the counter of a fast-food restaurant in Newark waiting for a slice of pizza when he was shot along with two other people. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)


The hamburger, photographed at Miss Lily’s at 132 Houston Street in New York, NY. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

A peregrine falcon perched on a beam at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York Harbor Wednesday while another falcon soared through the air nearby. The bridge is home to a pair of the birds and their chicks. (Patrick Cashin/Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

Members of the ROMEOWs (Retired Older Men Eating Out on Wednesdays) ate at Winly’s Restaurant in Gravesend, Brooklyn, Wednesday. The ROMEOWs graduated together from Brooklyn College in the 1950s and still meet for dinner every Wednesday as a social ritual. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )

A woman lounged with her book on Lincoln Center’s Revson Fountain in Manhattan Wednesday. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

Second-graders in a French-speaking class at P.S. 58 in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn wrote stories and read books in class Wednesday. (Julie Platner for The Wall Street Journal)

The setting sun shone down Manhattan’s 42nd Street late Monday in the biannual event known as ”Manhattanhenge,” when the setting sun aligns itself with the city’s east-west grid and shines down all gridded streets at the same time. (Shen Hong/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

Members of the LAVA troupe rehearsed at their studio on Bergen Street Wednesday a June 2 performance at the FLEA theater. Founded in 2000 by Sarah East Johnson, LAVA develops original works that integrate athleticism, intellectual rigor, social commentary, and relationship exploration. (Julie Platner for the Wall Street Journal)


The miso cured salmon, photographed at Niko located at 170 Mercer St. in New York, NY. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Virginia state police investigated a bus that went off Interstate 95 in Bowling Green, Va., early Tuesday morning, en route to New York City’s Chinatown Four people were killed and several others injured. The driver faces a reckless driving charge and police say fatigue was a factor. (Dean Hoffmeyer/Associated Press)


A rat modeled the latest styles in a fashion show Tuesday at the first-ever Fancy Rat Convention, being held this week in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Rats in the fashion show wore everything from denim jumpers to wedding dresses. (Tom Callan/Caters News/Zuma Press)

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