On the afternoon of October 30th, a few hours after Hurricane Sandy’s departure from New York City, I took my digital SLR for a stroll around Gowanus. This is what I saw.
Displaced earthworm on Bond Street.
Gowanus Grove barrier blown down.
Detritus in the Canal, next to the Carroll Street Bridge.
A parking sign on Nevins Street ripped from its foundation.
Sandbag protection just east of the Union Street Bridge.
Pilings and earth torn apart from the canal’s barrier, looking north from the Union Street Bridge.
A Union Street resident (at the corner of Bond Street) pumps out his flooded basement.
More basement pumping.
Another building on Bond Street just north of Union in the same predicament.
Yet another Bond Street building… still flooded.
The All Boro oil company lot on the Sackett Street alley (west side of the canal).
More Sackett alley. “End,” indeed.
Sackett Street between Bond and Hoyt, strewn with leaves.
Bar Great Harry: open for business!
Zaytoon’s: not so much open.
This tree on Carroll Street near Smith just held on by a thread.
This huge tree in Carroll Park was not as lucky.
A downed branch in Carroll Park.
The lot that flanks the canal’s west side between 1st and 2nd Streets.
More wood and canal litter all over the place.
Second Street alley truck torn to pieces.
The flood line at the Second Street alley.
I would hate to be the guy who lost a boot in the hurricane.
Flood detritus at Bond and First Streets.