Hurricane…Isabelle, I think…came near New York and Long Island in 2003 before veering back west. And the worst case for a NYC strike is a lot messier and potentially deadlier than I’d have guessed.
Structurally, it should hold up fine. The problem’s the storm surge. There’s a lot of seriously important areas that can be flooded. And if Irene follows this projected path, megalomanical Mikie will have a lot more to worry about than trans-fats and traffic lights.