Photos from around the borough, taken by Queens Chronicle contributors, our readers and even the MTA (in Brooklyn), show the damage caused by Hurricane Irene and the cleanup effort. Send your pics to us via email@example.com to be included, but be sure to put safety first!
A few guys push a car onto the sidewalk on 98th Street near 161st Avenue in Howard Beach.
Richie Marion of Howard Beach takes Hurricane Irene in stride as he has a smoke outside his home at 156-44 94 St. on Sunday. No surprise: Marion said his basement was flooded.
Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Park overflowed onto parkland due to the hurricane.
The cleanup after Hurricane Irene will not be quick or easy. This is one view of the scene at 52nd Street and Skillman Avenue.
The MTA released several photos of flood damage this morning, though none from Queens. This one shows the tracks on the N line at 86th Street in Brooklyn.
Damage was still occurring Sunday morning. This major bough came off a tree on a side street off Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park around 9 a.m.
The cleanup begins, including here on 61st Road at 69th Street in Middle Village.
Damage to a business at Crossbay Boulevard and Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park, where the the door and awning were ripped from the building.
The scene on 99th Street between 163rd and 164th avenues at 9 a.m. Sunday.
A sign on the Grand Central Parkway near Springfield Boulevard on Sunday warns drivers against leaving their vehicles behind.
Members of the Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps were among those ready to help residents in need.
A tree falls on 85th Street in Rockwood Park, and you bet people hear it.
An uprooted tree and light pole block the road at Francis Lewis Boulevard, between 73rd Avenue and Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows.
Massive trees were blown down,taking power lines with them on College Place in College Point.
Some pets freaked out from the stress of the storm, including Angel of Howard Beach, who kept jumping into the bathtub. Until that is, he got some "medication" from his owner. Then he was just fine. Be assured he only got a little wine, and that his owner is a responsible animal lover who volunteers at a shelter and is well known to the Chronicle's editors. The dog was unharmed by having just a couple sips.
Another view of Venice — excuse us, Crossbay Boulevard in Howard Beach, in front of Empire Buffet.
A long-neglected house in Broad Channel damaged by the hurricane was covered by the bay during high tide but reappeared later during low tide.
The FDNY held a drill Sunday in Broad Channel to practice what firefighters would do if anyone went missing during a storm like Hurricane Irene.
Tennis, anyone? Nope. At least not at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, where the courts were more than just a little soggy.
Before Irene hit, management at Vetro Restaurant and Lounge in Howard Beach borrowed a page from '80s pop band Dexy's Midnight Runners to "welcome" the storm.
A woman wades through the waters of Howard Beach.
The Flushing-bound 7 Train platform at the 74th Street-Broadway station gets crowded just before subway service was shut down at noon on Saturday, in advance of the storm.
On 175th Place in St. Albans, a tree came down on the home of Shula Joseph.
Don't expect smooth walking on this stretch of sidewalk on Brookville Boulevard at 149th Avenue in Rosedale, one of many sections ripped up by an uprooted tree.