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Hurricane Sandy Videos, Photos Submitted By Readers, Round 2


Here’s the second round of photos and videos submitted by Sheepshead Bites readers. If you want to share photos or videos with your neighbors, send them to [email protected].

Above and below, reader Michael Y. recorded how the water was looking at the Manhattan Beach esplanade and the Shore Boulevard side of the Bay, at approximately 1:20 p.m. So, yes, this is low-tide.

Reader achiko grabbed some more of Manhattan Beach, in this film of a flooded West End Avenue earlier this morning.

Achiko also captured the Ocean Avenue footbridge, where water was lapping up underneath the boards.

Amanda Ardito shows us what a downed tree looks like. We have a feeling we’ll be seeing this a lot more as Hurricane Sandy rolls through:

Erica Koyfman says that things are looking calm and quiet over on Brighton Beach, near Ocean Parkway. She took this photo at approximately 1:00 p.m.:

Mike Cipolla said the tide was pretty darn high at around 11:00 a.m. today:

A lot of people are telling us about Weber Court, off Emmons Avenue, a small half-block stretch of bungalows. It’s underwater – even during low tide. Here’s a photo sent by Charles H.:

The folks at Weber might need rescuing. Good thing that the 61st Precinct was showing off its boats yesterday. Photographer Tinx Chan caught them around 5:00 p.m. yesterday:

Weber Court’s neighbor, Il Fornetto, is growing a lake, as seen by William Michael:

William also shows us that even after the early morning’s surge receded, the Bay’s water level was still high:

We noticed the footbridge is closed:

As is Emmons Avenue:

But people were still feeding the swans as of 11:00 a.m.:

Though Roll-N-Roaster ain’t feeding anybody:

And during my own walk around, I came across this. Bad omen, or what?

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  1. I own two black cats — please don’t perpetuate the idea that they are bad luck. They are great cats, and black cats are often the last to be adopted from shelters because of that stupid Xian superstition.

  2. People from not around here should not get the impression that the Espanade is in its present condition due to Sandy. That damage was caused by Hurricane Donna in 1960 and was never repaired.

  3. Anybody know when high tide is today and tomorrow? The times? Just trying to get a feel for what times will be the WORST for flooding. thanks!

  4. Aren’t you being a little oversensitive — about your CATS! There a lots of stupid superstitions, like black cats, the number 13 and people who can’t read between the lines. Relax, GC!

  5. No, they paid off the local politicians and STOLE PUBLIC LAND. In fact the local crooked judge and an convicted felon conspired to threaten all the homeowners that THEY OWN the Esplanade and the other easement behind the homes on the ocean blocks. I think I own the street in front of my home and will be putting a fence up and threatening signs in english and russian, I just have to talk to that judge.

    Maybe the hand of god in Sandy will wipe them out.

  6. Does anyone know about how bad it has been at 27th & Z in Sheepshead Bay? Trying to find my parents – can’t reach them on cell. I’m in Florida — very beautiful!

  7. Does anyone know the condition of Il Fornetto as of Wed. Oct.31st? We booked a very important party there, for 3 weeks from now. Please let me know what you think.

  8. I had my engagement party scheduled there for this saturday…the owner called me late tuesday to tell me the restaurant was destroyed. All windows had been blown out and it was pretty much underwater. Needless to say they had to cancel the party…but they promise to be up and running again in a couple of weeks to reschedule…I haven’t heard or seen anything since.


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