Thursday, November 8, 2012

After The Snowstorm: A Tree Falls In Brooklyn Heights

While Brooklyn Heights suffered comparatively little damage following Hurricane Sandy, the weight of the wet, slushy snow from Wednesday's snow took its toll. A huge mature tree that fell around 10 p.m. completely blocked access on Remsen Street between Montague Terrace and Hicks Street. That's for vehicles and pedestrians.

Three cars were impacted by the tree: The one closest to the downed trunk was apparently illegally parked (and seems to have suffered little to no damage), while one on the far side had its back windshield smashed.

As of 9 a.m. Thursday, no crews had yet come to start clearing the debris. The tree—which still had plenty of green leaves—was anchored against the edge of 33 Remsen Street; the building appears to be a-okay, although the scene where it uprooted is one dramatic eye-popping sight. Sadness. *