Saturday, March 03, 2018

Aftermath of Nor'Easter Riley In Carroll Gardens

On Huntington Street last night
Photos above courtesy of Carroll Gardener Matthieu

Yesterday sure was a windy, rainy day. Winterstorm Riley, Nor'easter or a Bomb Cyclone,  whatever you want to call it,  the bad weather left a bit of a headache for some Carroll Gardeners.

Last night, PMFA received an email from local resident Matthieu, who wrote:
"I came home to this crazy scene tonight on Huntington Street. Sad to see another nice tree being cut down but felt lucky as my car was parked right in front the SUV that got crushed. Fortunately no-one got injured."
He says that a crew came out pretty swiftly to cut up the tree.

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Spotted on Second Street this morning
On our walk this morning, we spotted this uprooted pine tree that also came down last night on Second Street between Bond and Hoyt Streets. It crashed into the two neighboring yards, taking down a fence and banister. 
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Carroll Street Bridge this morning at high tide
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The street end at Second Street this morning
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Lightstone's public esplanade at Second Street and the Gowanus Canal this morning
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By 9 am this morning, the clouds had lifted and the sun had come out. It was high tide and the water level of the Gowanus Canal was quite dramatic. There was little clearance under the Carroll Street Bridge and its mechanics were submerged.
The water level at the street end at Second Street was slowly rising, covering  the Sponge Park and covering parts of the public esplanade at  Lightstone's 363-365 Bond Street rental development.

The development site on Carroll Street next to Lavender Lake at 9am this morning.
photo courtesy of  Mark Karwowski

This photo shows the site on Carroll Street right next to Lavender Lake. It was taken by my friend Mark this morning.  "Ripe for development?'" he asked, referencing the fact that New York City plans to rezone the Gowanus corridor to allow more residential development, though the area is a FEMA flood zone.

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