Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hurricane Irene In Brooklyn Heights: Remains Of The Day

Here in the nicely shaded nabe of Brooklyn Heights, the extent of Sunday's Hurricane Irene damage was a half-dozen or so downed trees of various sizes. The biggest was an 80-year-old American Elm—which authorities had warned four years ago was a hazard, until tree huggers saved it. It destroyed a brick wall and broke a window in a building across the street.Above, remains of the tree today; below, crews move it from the street Monday.Below, other trees downed in Brooklyn Heights...Photos: Brooklyn Heights Blog, unless otherwise noted)