“More than 200,000 New Yorkers are under orders to flee a once-in-a-century hurricane, but many in the famed City That Never Sleeps are brushing aside danger — and heading to the beach.
Hours after Mayor Mike Bloomberg ordered the evacuation from the low-lying Rockaway Beach, the sun-kissed coastline was packed with sunbathers and surfers as city dwellers took the dire warnings about Hurricane Irene in stride.
Roberto Luzuriaga, who was making a brisk business selling Italian Ice deserts to swimmers straight off the sand, echoed the views of many when he said that authorities’ warnings were at times self-serving.”
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