11/12/12 11:00am


A toppled tree in Astoria-Ditmars the day after Hurricane Sandy came through NYC

The NY Daily News reports on the high number of trees that fell in Queens during both Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter that followed right behind it – Queens has the most downed trees of any of the boroughs as a result of these storms. Records show that “About half of the 20,000-plus calls to the city’s 311 line for downed trees and branches as well as hanging limbs came from Queens after the super-storm. And roughly 2,000 of the 3,000 requests received after the nor’easter were also traced to Queens.” Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski said that the number of downed trees – oaks, maples, London planes, and more – is “the worst I have ever seen.”


11/08/12 10:00am


Image source: TWC

So last night and into today is the nor’easter we’ve been hearing so much about. How has it affected you? Are you seeing snow? We were warned of possible downed power lines again – here’s hoping everything is up and running. Let us know about the storm’s impact on you here in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity.