Monday, November 16, 2020

Last night's high winds damage outdoor dining spaces on St. Mark's Place

Given the gale-force winds last night (and that rare tornado warning!), we wondered how the neighborhood's outdoor dining structures fared... a quick survey this morning found some damaged spaces along St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue... 
... though, to be honest, these spaces often look similar on any given Sunday morning... thankfully the damage didn't appear to be any worse than this around the neighborhood (please let us know in the comments if you noticed other storm-related damage) ...

Gothamist has a recap of the storm's wrath right here.  


  1. The outdoors dining set ups on that block specifically are not very professionally made. I got hit in the face with a pole of a sun umbrella that flew into the air on a previous windy day.

  2. I was worried a lot of these would be damaged last night but most held up with minimal damage. I do worry about the impact of snow and ice on these structures. Maybe there is some varnish/treatment that can be applied to the wood?

  3. These things have got to go, clear the streets for transportation only. The restaurants need federal aid now and deblasio thinks he's a hero with these things.


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