Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hurricane Irene's aftermath on my backyard

It's only just a big mess full of twigs and branches. It could've been a lot worse. I kept hoping that that century old tree wouldn't collapse and fall onto our house, but thank God, it didn't.

On Hylan Blvd.

                                 Across the street from Hylan Plaza

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Aftermath

Flooded basements, debris, trees snapped in half, that was Hurricane Irene for ya'! Parts of the Island were hit worse than others, particularly South Beach, New Dorp, and Willowbrook saw up to five feet of water. Living in Great Kills, bordering Eltingville, we weren't hit so rough. Thank God! It was terrifying alright, not knowing whether or not a tree would collapse right onto your property or your automobile, but taking a walk around my neighborhood today, I can tell you that many are still without power, with additional twigs, branches, and leftover water making today a long day. You can check out more photos of Hurricane Irene's tour of the Island at the Staten Island Advance website here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Come on, Irene!

                                 On Hylan Blvd.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Accident with City bus on Hylan Blvd.

This morning on Hylan Blvd., I witnessed a city bus being towed,
I knew it couldn't have been another bus breaking down, but rather, it looked like there might've been a fire on this bus, as I saw broken windows with burnt marks around them. Sorry, I couldn't get a better shot, as everything moved too quickly. 

The NYPD was also on the scene, tagging behind the towed vehicle.

Use a boat to get across the intersection of Armstrong Ave. and Oakdale St.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Been in the same location since 1969

                                 At 4034 Hylan Blvd. for 41 years!