But the loss of trees in the park is nothing in comparison to the loss of life that has occurred.
In all my life, I have never heard the howling winds the way I did last night. Nor have I seen the type of destruciton that has occurred in a spread-out area the way New York, particularly the beach areas, has been hit over the last 24 hours.
To all my neighbors, friends, family and business associates who live here - I hope each of you are well and that life resumes to normal.
For those of you who live in Rockaway Park, Riis Park, Breezy Point, and Long Beach - my prayers are with you. Keep your faith: New York and the citizens of our great city and the nation will stand by all of our sides.
This is a video taken by my friend Peter about just how bad the Queens penninsula got hit, along with a few photos worth sharing.
Watch The Video