Entries Tagged as 'Nature'

December 2010 Snow Storm in Park Slope

A slide show of pictures taken along 4th avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, the morning after the December 26, 2010 blizzard.

The storm started on Sunday afternoon, and by nightfall the street was clogged with stuck cars — many returning from the Christmas holiday weekend. Monday morning brought un-plowed roads and heavy, unprepared traffic.

Official snow totals in Central Park were measured to be 20″, though snowdrifts were 3-4 feet deep in areas.

Slide show music by Mecca Bodega: meccabodega.com

Monday Night Hail Storm In Brooklyn


Okay, what’s up with the weather here lately?!

We just had a massive hailstorm here in Brooklyn. It sounded like someone was wailing handfuls of gravel at our apartment windows!

So I went outside and took a few shots, and then scooped up a coffee cup full of the hailstones.

At least there was no tornado.

(I don’t think there was a tornado!)


Awesome NYC Tornado Video From 20th Floor Apartment in Queens



Check out the below video shot from a 20th floor apartment in Queens, NY, by YouTube member DTRAVELZ

The video is a bit shaky in places (he was in a freakin’ tornado!), but the camera clearly captures the sight of this storm approaching and absolutely engulfing the entire area. This thing passes directly over his building! Check out the intense power of the wind and the incredible amount of rain falling. The clacking sounds are likely hailstones bouncing off the glass window. Great work DTRAVELZ!

This guy is really lucky that his windows stayed intact — apparently some of the glass panes of the balcony below his were blown off.

Put this on full screen, and turn up the speakers!

YouTube – TORNADO in Queens, Highrise view

Squirrel Website Climbing Up Fast


After getting a fabulous write up over at Pawesome.net by Jolene Robichaud, The Squirrel in our Window has had more than 25,000 people visit the website over the past 4 days!

After Pawesome posted their story, it was quickly picked up by Jezebel.com, The Gothamist, Neatorama.com, and Metafilter.com. Images of the squirrel and her family were even featured on the website of Italian newspaper, La Repubblica!

But the best part has been all of the wonderful emails that visitors have sent to Mama Squirrel from the website’s squirrel contact form.

I’ve posted most of the messages to the squirrel over on the The Squirrel in our Window blog. You should go take a look!

Look for an article about the squirrels from the pets website of a popular magazine in the next few days! (Can’t say which yet…)