As a result of the heavy rainfall this morning, over 100 graves are under water at Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, where grave sites date back to the Civil War era. A cemetery spokesperson "appeared to be unaware of the flooding" after receiving a call from PIX 11 News, and told a reporter that a "major draining operation has been going on for the past year at the national gravesite." PIX reports that there are currently no clean-up crews in sight, so it looks like a zombie Civil War reenactment is inevitable this weekend.
By 8 a.m. today the city had received nearly three inches of rain, as the torrential remnants from Tropical Storm Nicole moved up the east coast, narrowly missing last night's Belle & Sebastian concert at the Williamsburg Waterfront. Flights out of NYC airports were grounded this morning, and a report came in over the wires that someone was trapped in a submerged car at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Carroll Street in Brooklyn (the site of many a floodin'!)