While Monday night's storm enraptured the Instagramming masses with pink lightning, hail, and rainbows, the more discerning urban explorers headed underground, where subway platforms were transformed into a tropical rain forest—humid with human sweat and cooled, in places, by cascading flood waters.
Like the R train platform at Jay Street in Brooklyn, as captured by tipster Mark C. Plug in your headphones, close your eyes, and it's almost meditative...
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) July 26, 2016
Back above ground, New Yorkers frolicked like schoolchildren in a summer sun shower.
Escape from New York. pic.twitter.com/rVb76C24Fr
— Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) July 25, 2016
And the LIRR was not spared, nor was this abandoned crust of pizza.
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) July 25, 2016
Yesterday’s subterranean waterworks may not have surpassed the extremes of last summer’s day of reckoning, but it’s early in the season yet!