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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Goodbye Irene, from Park Slope, Brooklyn

post-Irene on 10th Street, Park Slope
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.

post-Irene in Prospect Park
A fellow in Prospect Park (not Mark) posed for a photo. The photographer was out of view to the right.

post-Irene in Prospect Park
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.

post-Irene in Park Slope
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.

Related posts: The Ghostly Glow of Times Square, Tete-a-Tete, in Times Square and Hailing a Cab, in Times Square.


RedPat said...

Looks like you avoided the floods in your area! Lots of trees were pruned.

biebkriebels said...

Lucky you there has not been so much damage. Irene has been kind for NY.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Glad to hear everything is OK!

Kitty said...

Yes, RedPat, I guess this is Nature's way of clearing the brush. Thanks for your prayers!

Hi Bieb,
We're all walking around feeling fortunate today, though some NYers are critical of the media for the overhype. We all know it could have been much worse.

Thank you, Washington!!

Remco said...

Good to hear you are ok!

PixelToko said...

Glad to hear you are ok!

Leif Hagen said...

Glad it wasn't much worse, Kitty! I love those brownstone houses!

Phew - I'm in style with my khaki cargo shorts, my favorite pair!

Kitty said...

Thank you, Remco, PixelToko and of course, Leif.

I am blessed to have so many good people thinking of me at this time.


kousuke said...

I'm late.