Today’s 35 m.p.h. wind gusts have toppled over a huge tree on East 18th Street and Avenue V, crushing a car. Emergency services have closed off the avenue between East 18th Street and East 19th Street. In addition to the damage to the car, the tree – which didn’t break – yanked up the sidewalk and destroyed the northeast corner’s curb. I hope the homeowner read our article on free sidewalk repair!
Update: 1010 Wins is reporting a tree on the tracks at Sheepshead Bay train station, too.