Tuesday, August 4, 2020
[Updated] Tropical storm Isaias brings down tree limbs in Tompkins Square Park
[Photo by Steven]
Updated 4 p.m.: City workers have closed the Park for now. Updated 7 p.m. Most entrances were back open.
The heavy rains and winds from tropical storm Isaias brought down a number of limbs in Tompkins Square Park early this afternoon... most notably from the grand Elm near the entrance on Seventh Street and Avenue B...
[Top two photos by Steven]
... and a look at other areas of the Park...
... there were multiple other reports of downed branches around the neighbor, including behind this building on Avenue A at Fifth Street...
... and at the East River Park running track ... (thanks Wendy Rubin for this photo!)
There's also a report of a sidewalk bridge collapse with injuries on Avenue A and Third Street. Will update when more information is available.