A very fast moving, and very strange for the season, autumn storm dumped “three quarters of an inch of hail in Brooklyn,” on Monday and left residents ducking for cover. This storm caused issues all over the five boroughs, Long Island, and New Jersey but the hail left particular effect on the Brooklyn neighborhood of Prospect Heights.
Prospect Heights is in the northwestern corner of the borough of Brooklyn and is one of the smaller neighborhoods around. Prospect Heights is known for its lovely row houses and leafy, shady enclaves but the abundance of trees in this neighborhood wreaked havoc for traffic during and residents afterwards as there is still ongoing cleanup happening.
According to reports from UPI (1) the ravages of this storm “tore leaves off trees in Prospect Heights and battered windows.” This was a problem for the Monday night traffic trying to get around (or home to) the area. It remains so in some pockets as in many areas there are large branches or even whole trees stopping the place up.
It’s not summertime anymore.