A body surfer contemplates the waves.Residents of Southern Brooklyn prepare for the worst as Hurricane Irene gets closer to NYCResidents of Southern Brooklyn prepare for the worst as Hurricane Irene gets closer to NYCThe famous Coney Island boardwalk is shuttered in preparation for Irene.The famous Coney Island boardwalk is shuttered in preparation for Irene.The famous Coney Island boardwalk is shuttered in preparation for Irene.Red warning flags fly at Coney Island before Hurricane Irene hits.A man sleeps off the previous night on the Coney Island Beach - as Hurricane Irene gets closer.A man sleeps off the previous night on the Coney Island Beach - as Hurricane Irene gets closer.Red warning flags fly at Coney Island before Hurricane Irene hits.Red warning flags fly at Coney Island before Hurricane Irene hits.The famous Coney Island boardwalk is shuttered in preparation for Irene.