Frankly, it coulda been a lot lot worse. Imagine if, at its peak, the wind speed were half-again greater? Because even this not-quite-a-hurricane managed the following scenes, taken around noon, during a post-Irene bikeride:
That second picture is the tree-tastrophy near the Drummer's Grove,on our fair side of the park. Given that the wind seems to have INTENSIFIED (it's now 3:30 PM), I expect many more downed 50+ year-old beauties. I find it so sad to see a mammoth tree felled by the violent and capricious pageantry of Madame Nature. Senator Seasons: "You Have Done Enough. Have You No Sense Of Decency?"
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.