Trees, power lines down, but floods and other troubles kept minimal
Robert LaPorta of Middle Village takes on the arduous task of clearing a fallen tree blocking the middle of 78th Street. The neighborhood sustained power outages with minimal flooding or structural damage as Hurricane Sandy pounded Queens on Sunday and Monday.
Prudent shoppers at Vitelio’s Market Place in Forest Hills looked to stock up on milk and other essentials on Sunday afternoon, a few hours before Hurricane Sandy struck. Forest Hills and Rego Park sustained relatively light damage compared to other parts of Queens.
A fallen tree damages masonry and a fence on the periphery of Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village.
The subway stop for the M and R lines at Woodhaven and Queens boulevards like all others in the city, remained closed Tuesday and wednesday in the storm’s aftermath.
A smaller one on 72nd Street in Middle Village leans on a neighbor for support.
At the top, a fallen tree damages masonry and a fence on the periphery of Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village. Above, 69th Street in Maspeth remained cordoned off on Wednesday as downed power lines sat in the street.