11/02/12 3:00pm

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We wanted to repost about Leaf Fest: Astoria Park this weekend, which as gone beyond simply raking leaves and collecting them to compost, and has turned into a bigger cleanup of Astoria Park as a whole. The Astoria Park Alliance posted this update:

Leaf Fest/ Operation Clean Up is officially on in Astoria Park! Please join us this Saturday, Nov. 3rd, from 10am to noon. We will have a table set up in front of the Tennis Courts, near the “Field House”. Let’s get a huge turnout and cleanup! Please Note: NYC PARKS WILL NOT RE-OPEN UNTILL SATURDAY, 8AM. Please let the crews get in there and do their job! Join us at 10am.

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11/01/12 11:00am

The other community that took a real hit is Long Island City, specifically the Hunters Point section of the neighborhood.

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Folks in this neighborhood were put under a mandatory evacuation on Saturday. They are in Zone A.

Throughout Monday we saw the flooding arrive and take over Gantry Plaza State Park. This photo from Jimmy Van Bramer was particularly striking. Click to enlarge.

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