Astoria fared relatively well overnight to Hurricane Sandy, but several trees went down and many residents are still without power.
After the worst storm in 108 years, the MTA and local airports remain shut down with no timetable to reopen. Tunnels into Manhattan as well as the FDR are flooded. Over 50 homes were destroyed by fire overnight in Queens after an electric fire and at least ten New Yorkers have died.
Several trees are down in Astoria Park and with the ground saturated, many more could still fall. Through all this, we expect Astoria and all of NYC to bounce back fairly quickly--that's just what we do.
Above and below are several photos plucked from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, and videos from Youtube. Thanks to the photographers who helped document this tragic storm.
Stay safe, Astoria, and feel free to share your images of the storm here.
Also, here is a list of businesses already open in Astoria.
UPDATE (9:50a) The Tappan Zee and the Lincoln Tunnel have reopened. No word yet on any of the other bridges/tunnels.
UPDATE (1:20p) There will be free bus service throughout the city Tuesday and Wednesday operating on the Sunday schedule.
PS. Don't do this. Stay out of Astoria Park when the ground is saturated and the wind is blowing. Not smart.