Brooklyn Floods, Loses Power in Hurricane Sandy


    Despite dramatic flooding and downed trees, Brooklyn fared relatively well compared to areas in Manhattan, where NYU Langone Medical Center had to evacuate because of a power failure, and Queens, where several blocks of houses were still on fire as of 7 am this morning. In Brooklyn, water rose so high that Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park was submerged, above, and most of Red Hook was flooded. Van Brunt Street turned into a gushing river, according to The New York Times. The Gowanus and Newtown Creek overflowed with water that is full of sewage and toxic. ConEd shut down power to some areas in Southern Brooklyn, but most residents were able to pass the night fairly peacefully, despite hearing gusting winds and sirens all night long. A reader holed up on the 19th floor in a Dumbo building said apart from some seasickness, everything was fine. A reader in Bed Stuy texted us to say a tree fell in his backyard, smashing the garden. Bridges, tunnels and public transportation remain closed. Jimmy Kimmel did cancel his show in Brooklyn after all. Update: Click through for more photos from readers throughout the day. 
    Photos: Storm Surge [DNAinfo]
    Brooklyn’s Hurricane Sandy Liveblog [Brooklyn Daily]
    Photos of the Gowanus Canal Flooding [NY Observer]
    Sandy Is Toxic for Greenpoint [Greenpointers]
    Jimmy Kimmel Cancels Brooklyn Show [NY Observer]
    Photo by andjelicaa on Twitter Via Gothamist

    Reader Sean Hoess sent in the two photos above of flooding in Dumbo.


    Cleanup on Baltic Street this morning. Six trees fell on 10 cars, said the reader who sent in this photo.

    Another tree down in Brooklyn, from a friend’s Facebook photo.

    A tree crushed this car on Macdonough between Marcy and Tompkins in Bed Stuy. Thanks to the reader who sent this in at 10:30 this morning. (A Facebook commenter said it is between Throop and Tompkins.)

    A downed tree smashed a fence on Dean Street near Bond. The reader who sent in this photo noted that Mile End deli is “packed” this morning.


    A tree toppled this grave marker at Green-Wood Cemetery. Almost 100 trees may have been lost, reported the blog Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights. Photo from RJMoylan on Twitter via Concerned Citizens of Greenwood Heights.

    Neighbors check out the damage in Fort Greene park.

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