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11.03.124:45 AM ET

El Bloombito, Chris Christie’s Bromance & More Hurricane Sandy Viral Videos

Mayor Bloomberg speaks Spanish, a bizarre horse/man runs in Washington, and a crippled crane dangles over New York. Plus more of the buzziest videos from this week’s storm.

The Calm Before the Storm

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

Here it comes. Watch a time-lapse of Manhattan’s Sunday afternoon skyline as the city braces itself for Hurricane Sandy.

El Bloombito Speaks Spanish Again

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

Or at least tries to: Mayor Bloomberg—or shall we say el alcalde de Nueva York—poked fun at his less-than-stellar accent with another attempt at the language.

‘Hurricane Horse’ Gallops On

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

Here’s a Halloween costume idea. During a news report on NBC Washington, a runner wearing a horse head—and little else—stole the spotlight from the TV reporter talking about Hurricane Sandy.

Can Sandy Fix Politics?

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

After years of partisan bickering, politicians’ cross-aisle praise of their colleagues’ hurricane preparedness felt like a breath of (gale-force) fresh air. Who knew all we needed to fix politics was a natural disaster of epic proportions?

Crane Dangles From High Rise

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

Look up at 157 W. 57th St. in midtown Manhattan, and you’ll see a collapsed crane dangling from the top of a luxury condo building. On second thought, stop looking up and get inside.

Bloomberg: ‘New Yorkers Need Your Help’

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

After New York City went underwater Monday night, the mayor called on the city’s workers to help those in need: “We will get through the days ahead by doing what we always do in tough times, by standing together shoulder-to-shoulder.”

Chris Christie Zings Romney

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

It was another storm-related zinger for the New Jersey governor! When asked if he would join Mitt Romney in hurricane-related campaign events, Christie snapped: “If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me.”

Chris Christie’s Obama Lovefest

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

The New Jersey governor may have been a keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, but he appears to have developed a not-so-subtle affection for President Obama since Hurricane Sandy came to town. Watch a short history of Christie’s burgeoning bromance.

We Love You, Lydia Callis

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

Amid the gloom and doom of Sandy, one woman has broken through as a shining beacon of optimism: Mayor Bloomberg’s expressive interpreter for the hearing impaired, Lydia Callis. Watch our tribute to the signing star.

Obama: “We Are Here for You”

From Mayor Bloomberg’s Spanish to Sandy’s aftermath, our countdown of the best and buzziest storm footage.

In a press conference with his new best friend, Chris Christie, in Brigantine, N.J., President Obama affirmed the federal government’s support for the state devastated by Hurricane Sandy.