Photo by myself on 10th Street and Prospect Park West, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Thank you, dear readers, for all your kind thoughts!
Tree limbs were downed during Hurricane Irene, very early this morning. The streets in Park Slope in Brooklyn were covered with leaves and debris.
Sorry for the late publication, but I wanted to show some photos of the neighborhood, post-Irene. I woke up around 4 am to the sound of high winds.
I poked Mark a couple times in case he wanted to listen to the hurricane, but he was blissfully asleep. So was our dog, Rupert. So that was that.
This morning, Brooklynites walked about, assessing the damage. Power outages were reported in Queens, the borough just to our north. Mark's mother also had her power out in Long Island. In all, we were very lucky.
A fellow in Prospect Park (not Mark) posed for a photo. The photographer was out of view to the right.
Brooklynites in Prospect Park were out getting air and surveying the damage. As you can see, tee shirts and khaki cargo shorts are the fashion.
One of the nicer streets in Park Slope, littered with leaves.
Though Irene is technically past us and has been downgraded to a tropical storm, we're still experiencing high winds today. Last summer we had periods of high winds, too, where trash can lids would pick up and fly into buildings like ballistic missiles.
Hopefully life goes back to normal, tomorrow? Usually a heavy rainstorm slows down the commute. I can't imagine what it will be like.
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