how the borough fared…

L Magazine round up of Irene’s damage in BK:


Irene in Brooklyn: Hurricane News by Neighborhood

Bay Ridge: A few trees fell, judging by the photos on Bay Ridge Journal, occasioning one super-cute photoof a boy and a puppy.Brooklyn Heights: The East River flowed into Brooklyn Bridge Park. A tree fell on Joralemon Street, Sydney Place, and in a backyard, Brooklyn Heights Blog reported. It also took down an elm on Hicks Street that had been a cause of contention years earlier.

Carroll Gardens: The Carroll Gardens Patch got video of men scooping water off the roof of the newly opened Bar Bruno, on Henry and Union, with buckets.

Ditmas Park: A car on Argyle was an early victim of the storm, taking a branch to its rear window, the Ditmas Park blog reports.

DUMBO: Main Street flooded, DUMBO NYC reports, causing several children to frolic.

East New York: The Belt Parkway flooded near Pennsylvania Avenue, the Bensonhurst Bean reports.

Fort Greene: Winds split open a tree—and a beehive!—in Fort Greene Park, The Local reports, while the Fort Greene Patch checked in on the 128 evacuees holed up at Brooklyn Tech.

Gowanus: Well, duh! Raw sewage was released into the canal because of the rain, Pardon Me for Asking reports. The water level was high after some flooding.

Gravesend: Flooding affected the N line, whose track beds became standing pools, according to a photo released by the MTA and published on Bensonhurst Bean. The neighborhood also seemed to be one of the hardest hit by power outages.

Greenpoint: A small uprooted tree was the worst of it, judging by photos on Greenpointers.

Manhattan Beach: Several YouTube videos embedded on Sheepshead Bites show extensive flooding, with waters at least “ankle deep.”

Marine Park: Several trees were down, according to a mention on Sheepshead Bites.

Park Slope: A woman fell into a manhole, whose cover had been washed away, Fucked in Park Slope reports.

Prospect Lefferts Gardens: A 32-year-old man almost died when a tree came crashing down on his ’98 Sebring, which he’d just parked on E. 54th Street, the Post reports.

Prospect Heights: Critics assailed the Atlantic Yards project for not securing projectiles on its construction site, including loose lumber, Atlantic Yards Report reports.

Prospect Park: Fallen branches littered roadways, while large pools formed on the Long Meadow, according to photos on the Park Slope Patch.

Red Hook: Yup, it flooded. The Carroll Gardens Patch has photos of Van Brunt Street.

Sheepshead Bay: Waters pummeled Plumb Beach (where sand bags had been piled) and the Belt Parkway, though the highway was spared damaging flooding in that area.

Windsor Terrace: the Windsor Terrace blog has several photos of snapped, felled, and deracinated trees.


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