The Great Maybe-Tornado of 2010: Tornado Spares Voice

The Great Maybe-Tornado of 2010: Tornado Spares Voice
All photos by Steven Thrasher

We're still waiting for confirmation on whether the tornado that ransacked Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens last night was actually a tornado -- investigators are out trying to determine whether patterns were "swirling" or otherwise, and the National Weather Service responded to our call for info with a rather hasty "they don't know yet." But in the meantime, we'll ask you this: How can something that caused the following destruction be dubbed a "thunderstorm"?

Seriously, isn't there an honorary tornado clause applicable with the knocking down of 20 or more trees written somewhere in New York's bylaws?

From the Flatbush/Park Slope/Ft. Greene Border
From the Flatbush/Park Slope/Ft. Greene Border
In Flatbush.
In Flatbush.
Like living in a treehouse! Park Slope.
Like living in a treehouse! Park Slope.

 

The wrought-iron grates are falling.
The wrought-iron grates are falling.
We'd make some "uprooted" joke here but...holy shit. Grand Army Plaza.
We'd make some "uprooted" joke here but...holy shit. Grand Army Plaza.

 

Fortunately, the Voice was spared.
Fortunately, the Voice was spared.
Other publications were not so lucky.
Other publications were not so lucky.

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The final word on this whole was-it-wasn't-it debate should come in early this evening. Stay tuned.

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