Assault and bat-tree! Cars bruised by rogue branches in Park Slope and Windsor Terrace

Evil green: A tree collapsed on a parked Honda on Third Street in Windsor Terrace on Monday.
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Their bark is worse than their bite!

Trees in Windsor Terrace and Park Slope brutally attacked two innocent motor vehicles in separate assaults during rainstorms that drenched Kings County this week.

The first incident occurred in Windsor Terrace on Third Street between Greenwood Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway on May 22 at 3 pm, when the branch of a large tree snapped and plummeted onto a parked Honda, according to legendary lensman Paul Martinka, who was at the scene.

Then, on May 25, a tree limb cracked on Lincoln Place near Fifth Avenue in Park Slope at 7:26 am and landed on a Subaru hatchback, blocking traffic for about an hour until firefighters removed the rogue branch, according to a fire department rep.

Fortunately, no people were injured in the trees’ senseless attack, and the vehicles suffered little damage.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:58 pm, July 9, 2018
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Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
As usual the bike loving anti-car zealots resort to making personal attacks, which is exactly what I expect from them considering that they hardly act like adults when it comes to debating issues. Please tell me why fixing the timing of the traffic lights and crosswalk signals can't be done. Could it be that it will throw out the entire idea of traffic calming? Let's not forget that this is a major intersection, so vehicular traffic needs to move efficiently or there will be gridlock for blocks. Of course that didn't stop Ratner from getting his complex built even though it was already ruled a bad place to have it. On a side note, until any of you can prove to me that White doesn't have an anti-car bias, my statement about him having it will uphold by means of default.
May 26, 2017, 3:02 pm
Colleen from Queens says:
".. can any prove to me that White doesn't have an anti-car bias.."
Well what does race have to do with this? Not all we white people think the same! Don't accuse us like that.
May 26, 2017, 5:42 pm
Frank from FURTER says:
That tree crossed on the middle of the block and deserves a ticket. At least it didn't hit a cyclist.
May 27, 2017, 9:23 am
Frank from FURTER says:
In the middle of the block...
May 27, 2017, 9:24 am
Matt from Greenpoint says:
When the working class is gone, the bike riders can get picked up by Uber Bikes.
May 27, 2017, 6:10 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
For the record, I wasn't at my computer all day yesterday having to get vouchers with my brother for Shakespeare in the Park and I didn't get back home until late last night. I have a feeling that one of you here impersonated me. Nevertheless, something should be done about the trees so that they don't destroy anything during such storms as well as how to remove them without having to block off the roads for a long time.
May 27, 2017, 6:49 pm
Lux Mire from Williamsburg says:
If this was a bike lane, there wouldn't be problems like this.
May 28, 2017, 9:28 am
ty from pps says:
good thing this wasn't a citibike station!
May 28, 2017, 10:29 am
Anonymous says:
Lincoln place has a Bike Lane Mr Lux. Look at the photo.
May 29, 2017, 1:51 pm
Truth Teller says:
We all know what's really going on here, so please stop pretending "Anonymous" !
May 29, 2017, 7:20 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Porn for streetbloggers?
May 30, 2017, 11:37 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I wasn't here commenting, I was eating the ass of a dead cat. It's my fetish, deal with it.
May 31, 2017, 2:16 pm

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