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Trees damaged and left rotting by Superstorm Sandy have finally led to a full response by the Parks Department. The New York Daily News is reporting that the Parks Department is planning to inspect and cut down thousands of trees, not only because they are dying, but because they are endangering residents. We have previously…

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The city has begun the process of removing tress damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Sheepshead Bites reader Allan Shweky, who runs the Friends of Ocean Parkway,  posted a series of photographs on a new site of his, Screwed on the Boardwalk, showing Parks Department workers chopping down trees left dead or dying as a result of Sandy. As…

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Emergency responders grappled to navigate Southern Brooklyn’s streets in the immediate wake of Superstorm Sandy, as scores of fallen trees blocked major roadways and residential streets alike. But rather than let a group of do-gooders clear the way for fire trucks, ambulances and police cars, the Parks Department told them to mind their business. Brooklyn…

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Two casualties of Hurricane Sandy were former students of Leon M. Goldstein High School at Kingsborough Community College and Edward R. Murrow High School. The two were together, killed while walking a dog on Monday night in Ditmas Park, where they lived. Ditmas Park Corner has the story: Jessie Streich-Kest and Jacob Vogelman were killed while…

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Just minutes after New York City was placed under tornado warning on Saturday morning, the area got a bit of Kansas thrown its way. Winds picked up quickly as the storm rolled in off the Atlantic, over the Rockaways, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay. And with it came a waterspout – essentially a…

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A tree came tumbling down at around 9:15 a.m. on the eastbound of Shore Parkway, between East 16th Street and Sheepshead Bay Road. Luckily no one was injured, and no cars seemed to be damaged, but some drivers did get a bit of a scare. Our tipster, Gene, had this to say: I was standing…

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