13. The Great September Gale Of 1815 (the word hurricane wasn’t used back then) was the first major hurricane to impact New England in 180 years. The storm was so powerful that it rained salt water.
I realize this isn’t in New York City, but it’s still an interesting fact nonetheless.
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