Photograph of knocked over planters in the Flatiron District by Promaine on Flickr

Yesterday's fair amount of chaos across the city, from power outages to downed trees, from toppled Sukkot structures to bricks falling off buildings and the city closing down streets to deal with them. Some other stats and stories:

  • Over 35,000 businesses and residences lost power in NYC and Long Island.
  • NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said that field workers confirmed at least 11 trees fell on houses. The Times adds, "There were reports of toppled trees in the Briarwood, South Jamaica and Rockaway neighborhoods in Queens, as well as in the Williamsburg and Gravesend sections of Brooklyn."
  • And in Queens, Daily News reporter Joe Kemp got an exclusive—because his car was battered by a tree branch. "My car is gone forever. My insurance company did agree to cut a check for whatever a '98 Sentra with more than 140,000 miles might be worth - making this the most expensive story I've ever written."

On the upside, the wind appeared not to hinder the Yankees' performance.