I live in New York and this is super-real:
This is how storms work. They just appear suddenly, while boats are still out on the water and people are just all out on Liberty Island. Even climate change happens in, like, a half hour.
When a thing attacks New York, it starts with the Statue of Liberty. Then Central Park. And finally Times Square, the heart of New York City, where we all gather to look up at the thing, and the Statue of Liberty head crashes down on us. And there’s a picture of it coming right at a tourist atop the World Trade Center.