Sandy tears through Sunnyside Gardens
Several Sunnyside Gardens streets were closed off to traffic this morning in the wake of Sandy. Tree were uprooted and limbs strewn across the streets on 47th, 48th and 49th. No homes suffered any damage, although two cars were decimated. Many residents were out taking photos this morning and were stunned by the amount of damage. Yellow tape closed off the streets between Skillman Ave. and 39th Ave. on 47th, 48th and 49th.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said that his office is working on 40 cases throughout the 26th Council district involving downed trees. However, most of them are in the Sunnyside/Woodside area. He said that many trees in the Wooodside Houses came down as well as a large one by the Big Six Towers on Queens Blvd in Woodside.