Hurricane Irene, New York

A jogger hurdles a fallen tree in New York on the morning after Hurricane Irene
I flew to New York for a Friday meeting and ended up getting stuck here for a few days during Hurricane Irene, which prompted the first MTA shutdown from bad weather in history. While in New York, I have been generously hosted by [Heidi](http://connal.com)—thank you, Heidi!

Luckily, the hurricane turned out to be rather mild, and we slept through the high winds and heavy rain, waking up to a calm day outside. The only signs of the hurricane were a bunch of downed trees and the folks whom had come out to photograph them. I put a few pictures up [over at Flickr](http://www.flickr.com/photos/echeng/sets/72157627542213380/with/6090913201/).