New York – Officials: High Winds Sunday Topple Hundreds Of Tree In NYC

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    High winds caused the collapse of scaffolding on a building under construction Sunday, April 3, 2016, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)New York – Whipping winds have toppled hundreds of trees across New York City.

    The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/234GDJc ) reports that the city Department of Parks and Recreation on Sunday received reports of as many as 324 downed trees.

    About 108 trees came down in Brooklyn, 100 in Queens, 72 on State Island and 40 in the Bronx. Manhattan had a handful of fallen trees.

    The National Weather Service says 64 mph winds were recorded at JFK Airport and 45 mph in Central Park on Sunday.

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says service was temporarily suspended after a tree crashed on the elevated tracks of the northbound No. 4 early Sunday near Woodlawn station in the Bronx. A tree also fell on the southbound track of the Q train in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

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    Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com

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      • Yes, more overtime for city workers, so they can clear the Q train tracks for people like you who have ZERO hakarat hatov.

        Next time a tree falls on the tracks, go out and move it yourself! (Watch out for the third rail if you know what that is!)

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