What My Manhattan Street Looked Like This Morning

Wednesday Update: City crews came this morning and cleared away and chopped up the downed tree from our street. Thank you! I wish the rest of the city could have as easy and quick solution as we had today.

Storm damage outside my apartment building has those of my neighbors with cars unable to move them. These are pictures taken at around noon today. Twelve hours later, the fallen tree still bisects my Upper West Side block, and we still have no traffic on our side street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue. Note how fortuitously these limbs crashed toward the pavement–none of the cars has so much as a scratch or a cracked windshield. Strangely delicate destruction.

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