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PHOTOS: Forest Hills After Hurricane Irene

While many buildings and businesses escaped damage, there were some blocked streets and downed trees.

While Forest Hills avoided the mayhem that characterized last year's tornado and macroburst, Hurricane Irene definitely left a mark on the neighborhood.

By Sunday afternoon, many residents were out walking the streets, riding bikes and shopping. Austin Street even boasted many open shops and restaurants.

john farnsworth August 31, 2011 at 07:17 AM
The tornado that hit last September did 100% more damage and destruction so what's the big deal about a few downed trees?
Michael Perlman September 02, 2011 at 02:31 AM
Every tree lost either due to natural disasters or greed is one too much. Some trees that were lost were recognized for nearly a century & were still healthy, but with compromised soil due to flooding, they were bound to fall. Our trees are our monumental pillars, particularly over time, and purify the air, provide shade, enhance property values, and are simply beautiful. My colleagues and I hate to see them lost.
jim horgan September 04, 2011 at 08:55 AM
What a waste of sensationalism, John Farnsworth say it all
Michael Perlman September 05, 2011 at 01:16 AM
The public relied on the media greatly. The media worked around the clock. I admire the coverage. I didn't see any hype. Just because one section of our city or state wasn't affected as significantly, doesn't mean that the public should be kept informed as brilliantly as possible. I try to see our hurricane-related problems as a whole, and how we can help our neighbors elsewhere. One way is through the media.

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