A lot of damage to the plywood based houses on the South Shore.
Living next to the ocean has its hazards. A lot of housing on the south shore
by the ocean should have been left nature preserves or swamps and never built
They just turned the electricity on about sixteen hours ago here. We were out of luck for 68 hours in this
little pocket on the north shore of Staten Island, the many times forgotten fifth borough of "New York City".
The two streets in an island of other areas
that came back sooner after a day or two was because a lot of big old houses on
these two streets have 130 year old oaks that were supposed to be taken down by
owners in the last year or two but did not or could not trim or remove
Kind of expensive if you are retired and appear to be well to do
living in a big old house. I live in an apartment complex surrounded by the shabby
chic of yesteryear glory in an old neighborhood.
Twenty three trees bit the dust on these two streets. First the cut
downs, then cutting up the trees, non-stop roar of wood chippers, the inspections, minor repairs, priority of Con Edison personnel in
not being called elsewhere etc. The Ferry is still not working, no electricity in St.
George at the moment.
No rioting but some looting at a nearby Lowe’s and Kohl’s right after the storm.
NYPD on catching some of the perps.
Was able to buy candles at Lowe’s on Tuesday morning for cash, cash
registers down with the electricity.
Was surprised they printed this.
About a mile from here.