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

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

The Calm Before the Storm

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

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

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?

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

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’

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.”

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Chris Christie Zings Romney

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

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

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”

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.