Showing posts with label wind. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wind. Show all posts

Monday, November 30, 2020

1st Avenue curbside dining structure is gone with the wind (again)

Today's high winds — reported at 40-plus mph at times during the gale warning — toppled this curbside dining setup on First Avenue between Fifth Street and Sixth Street (thanks to Jeremiah Moss for the photos!)
Turns out the structure belongs to Panna II, which was not open at the time. Owner Boshir Khan told Curbed that this was the third time (as Curbed noted — !) that his structure has toppled over.

Per Curbed:
[H]e hasn’t been able to install a sturdier structure because of the expense; this one, he says, cost him $2,000, and more substantial ones can cost more than ten times that figure. "If you want to do it permanently, it's a lot of money,” he says. Even though he's already looking into putting it back up, Khan says he's still unsure about how plausible outdoor dining will be once the weather turns from chilly to flat-out cold: "We have a heater and everything, and people [still] don't want to sit down." Over the past two weeks, Khan says, no diner has wanted to eat outside. 
NYC restaurateurs have until Dec. 15 to fully adapt their structures to the winter, per city guidelines.

An EVG reader also reported a damaged curbside structure outside Takahachi/Drom on Avenue A near Sixth Street...

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.  

Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday's parting shot

It was so windy today that the umbrellas were calling 911.

Photo on Second Avenue and Fourth Street by Lola Sāenz...

Wind claims part of the Avenue C Pharmacy awning

Today's high winds (#windmaggedon!) brought down the awning alongside the Avenue C Pharmacy between 11th Street and 12th Street. The awning fell in the grassy area to the south of the shopping complex where there weren't any pedestrians.

Thanks to @evan_kapitansky for sharing the photo.

Checking in on Winter Storm Riley undergoing bombogenesis

In other words, it's really windy. That's the weather forecast for now. Photo today on Second Avenue by Derek Berg.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

It's really windy out

Some casualties include a partial awning down at La Contrada on Second Avenue at Fourth Street ... and sidewalk-cafe blockade toppled over at Yuca Bar on Avenue A and Seventh Street...

The wind advisory is effect until midnight... no word on any tree damage in Tompkins Square Park or elsewhere in the neighborhood.

Photos by Derek Berg

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Well blow me down

For some reason there is a tent on the roof of the building housing Tarallucci E Vino on the northwest corner of 10th Street and First Avenue.

Anyway, the tent is now on the sidewalk below this afternoon thanks to a nice gust of wind...

Steven Hirsch, who took this photo, says that no one was injured… Police are on the scene.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

How windy will it get today?

[Photo on East 13th Street near First Avenue by paddy523]

From the weather people

Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory
Statement as of 3:59 AM EST on February 15, 2015

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM EST this
...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM this evening
to 9 am EST Monday...

• locations...New York City...Metro New Jersey...Long Island and coastal Connecticut.

• Hazard types...periods of snow...blowing snow and high winds into early this afternoon. Hazardous wind chills after midnight through Monday morning.

• Accumulations...snow accumulation of 1 to 5 inches.

• Winds...northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

• Temperatures...3 below to 20 above zero.

• Wind low as 22 below due to temperatures 3 below to
16 above zero...and winds northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up
to 45 mph.

• Timing...the strongest winds will occur through early this afternoon. The lowest wind chills will occur after midnight through Monday morning.

And not the first time that we have used the Wind of the Century tag.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Tompkins Square Park this windy afternoon... via Bobby Williams.

Wind KOs front door at the Bean on First Avenue

Winter Storm Saturn is heading our way... expect wet snow, rain, sleet, ice, misery, doom, despair. That kind of thing. Meanwhile, the wind has already been whipping up... this afternoon, EVG regular William Klayer notes that the wind took out one of the doors at the Bean on First Avenue at East Ninth Street...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Another casualty of wind

Another casualty from The Wind of the Century® ... via EV Grieve regular abrod ... awning down at Euzkadi's on East Fourth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...


The casualties of wind

As we first reported, it is windy today. How windy?

It blew some sort of animal pelt or, perhaps, an Ewok, into this tree on Avenue A... ravaged the 7-Eleven signage on the Bowery...

...and whipped the pants off this guest outside the Standard East Village...

Careful out there.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hawk, wind

High wind warning though 6 p.m. tomorrow. Gusts up to 60 mph! Per our sources at the Weather Channel. Careful out there. And please send us your photos of things blown over.

Meanwhile, above photo by Bobby Williams earlier today.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

FDNY removes dangling duct on St. Mark's Place

A little earlier this evening, the FDNY was on the scene at 77 79 St. Mark's Place just west of First Avenue... Reader EVGayBear sent along these photos with a short narrative: "So this duct was hanging off the roof of the building, and the firefighters went up in their ladder, ripped it off, and took it down before it could fall and crush people. I guess the high winds knocked it over."

I was also thinking that duct looked familiar for a moment... like, a hand...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A mighty wind

Winds were gusting up to 50 mph over night, at least according to my friends at the Weather Channel.

Still, however gusty, that probably doesn't explain how this Villager box moved from the west to east side of Avenue B near Eighth Street during the night...

Friday, August 22, 2008