NYPD Crime Scene Tape Does Little To Stop East River Hurricane Pajama Party
"Police tape? I didn't see any police tape?"
The NYPD just put up crime scene tape at the entrance to Gantry Plaza State Park along the East River in Long Island City -- which is adorable, and all, but it's done precisely nothing to stop people from entering the park.
We headed over there about 30 minutes ago to get a look at the river. What we found was the police tape -- and about two dozen people gawking at the white caps on the East River.
Many of those people -- like us -- were still in their pajamas.
"Fuck it. I'm not going anywhere today," one onlooker told us when asked about the PJs. "Why not?"
As for the police tape preventing people from going to the pier: "pfff -- yeah right, bro."
This particular gentleman seems to share the same mentality of everyone else at the park -- people are just walking under the police tape as it's not even there.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Sandy's arrival in New York City is expected sooner than originally thought.
Initially, weather experts predicted the storm to reach the Big Apple at about 8:30 p.m. Now, however, it's expected to hit by about 6:30 p.m., which could potentially be good news.
The storm's expected 8:30 p.m. arrival coincides with high-tide, which could have created an 11-foot tidal surge. The earlier it gets here, the lower the tide, which will hopefully cause a smaller surge.
Either way, this storm is no joke. So batten down the hatches, have some flashlights ready, pour yourself a drink, and do your best to stay dry.
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