Monday, October 29, 2012

Photos: Sandy Slams Bay Ridge!

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM


We went out for a walk around lunchtime to survey Bay Ridge before the brunt of the storm hit—and already wires were down, trees had been felled, seas were roiling, wind whipped, and people were out to watch. (The next day we documented more destruction, including felled trees.)


This large deracinated tree near Colonial Road looked like it had fallen serendipitously between the house and its garage; property damage could have been far worse, it seemed.


Small branches littered streets and sidewalks throughout the neighborhood.


Several wires such as this one were down on 78th Street, though they did not appear to be live. (Not that we stuck around to find out!)


Parks like the one on Shore Road are closed, though we saw lots of people throughout, including parents with young children.


It was tough to tell if this tree had fallen or if it was growing at a 30-degree angle.


One of many adventure addicts, surveying the Narrows' churning seas.


The sea was angry that day, my friends!


A view of the Shore Road bike path with howling winds at our backs. Two police cars passed us while down there, but neither stopped.


The 69th Street Pier was closed off to visitors; a flying American flag fluttered at its end.


Many people gathered and took pictures from the safety of the highway overpass.


Others stayed in the parks to take their home videos.


A diligent citizen placed this fallen branch in the proper receptacle.


This was the saddest fallen tree we saw during our walk because it was the prettiest.


These downed lines had been wrapped in caution tape and were swinging in the wind.


Somethingreek on Third Avenue (which makes a great vegetarian souvlaki!) took many more precautions than its neighbors to secure its windows and basement.


On Third Avenue, many garbage cans had been moved off the curbs and turned upside-down.

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