That really was a heck of a storm!
Last weekend’s Nor’easter that swept through Brooklyn, capsized ships, flooded bridges, felled trees — and practically woke up the dead.
Of course, Prospect Park was badly hit, with hundreds of broken limbs (tree limbs, fortunately), as well as fences, roadways and playgrounds affected by the storm.
But the residents of Green-Wood Cemetery were especially disturbed. On the boneyard grounds, trees — some more than 100 years old — were uprooted, shrubs ripped out of the ground and monuments toppled and broken due to the winds and rain.
President Richard Moylan said he’d never seen it so bad (at least not since the Zombie Ball of ’79!).
Luckily, life in these parts went on largely untouched by the storm, with most of the damage occurring in Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay, where at least two sailboats were sunk.
The storm surge also brought harbor water over the sea wall and onto the Belt Parkway near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
— with Stephen Witt
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