A view east towards the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Staten Island from Valentino Pier in Red Hook Brooklyn as the skies clear with the passing of the remnants of Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28, 2011 in New York City.
A view west towards the Freedom Tower and Lower Manhattan from Valentino Pier in Red Hook Brooklyn as the skies clear with the passing of the remnants of Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28, 2011 in New York City.
A family inspects a downed tree in Central Park after Hurricane Irene dumped more than six inches of rain on Aug. 28, 2011, in New York. Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan on Sunday as Tropical Storm Irene slammed into New York - downgraded from a hurricane, but still unleashing furious wind and rain. The flooding threatened Wall Street and the heart of the global financial network.
A man wades through water on a street, caused by high tides from Tropical Storm Irene, as others take photographs on Aug. 28, 2011, in the Bronx Borough of New York City. New York City escaped the worst damage as Irene continues toward New England.
David Lutz of Red Hook wades through water more than two feet deep as he enters the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene on Aug. 28, 2011, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
People sleep at Penn Station in New York, early Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, as Hurricane Irene approaches the region. Public transportation in New York shut down around noon on Saturday. Irene has the potential to cause billions of dollars in damage all along a densely populated arc that includes Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and beyond. At least 65 million people could be affected.
Jimmy Kaplow, left, and David Korostoff, both of New York City, watch as water in New York City's Central Park flows down the steps toward the Bethesda Fountain as Tropical Storm Irene passes through the city, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
A person walks by downed trees in Brooklyn during heavy rain and winds from Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28, 2011, in New York City. While the storm has now been downgraded to a tropical storm, it has knocked out power to more than 4 million homes along the East Coast.
The Coney Island boardwalk in New York is obscured by sand and rain as Irene reached the area Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Rainfall overflowed sewers and seawater lapped at sidewalks at the edges of New York City, from densely populated lower Manhattan to the far reaches of Queens, as a weakening Irene made landfall over Coney Island early Sunday.
Eddie Lima, left, and Nancy Zakhary wade through a flooded area near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to take some pictures, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. The rumble of the subway system was silenced for the first time in years, the city all but shut down for the strongest tropical lashing since the 1980s.
Grand St. and West Broadway in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan is flooded, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in New York. Tropical Storm Irene bore down on a dark and quiet New York early Sunday, bringing winds and rapidly rising seawater that threatened parts of the city.
Sixth Avenue near Radio City Music Hall is empty as Tropical Storm Irene hits in New York, on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Seawater surged into the streets of Manhattan on Sunday as Irene slammed into New York, downgraded from a hurricane but still unleashing furious wind and rain.
Rising water laps along the seawall in Battery Park as Hurricane Irene approaches New York, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Battery Park and other areas in Lower Manhattan have been evacuated in advance of the storm.