The heavy rain that poured down on NYC yesterday sparked a flash flood warning and caused flooding in Greenpoint and Long Island city affecting commuters.
The portion of India Street leading up to the pier and NYC ferry entrance was covered in water and flooded the vehicles parked on the street.
A ferry commuter shared a video from Wednesday night showing India Street inundated with water.
The developers of the soon-to-open 40-story tower “The Greenpoint,” located on the adjacent 23 India St. lot, opened the newly constructed sidewalk to help struggling commuters. As of this morning, the new walkway provides a clear path to the India Street Pier and remains accessible to the public. “Pooling,” as the city likes to refer to the water on the street, will continue until drainage infrastructure is installed, a decades old problem itself.
Across the Pulaski Bridge in Long Island City, a subway commuter was swept off of his feet when floodwaters breached a wooden wall on the platform at Court Square last night, a video posted from Subway Creatures shows the man struggling to regain footing. Gothamist reports that it’s “unclear if the man was injured,” as a spokesperson for the FDNY did not have info.
After a terrible day in the airport/plane, which spent 2hrs rotting on the runway to deplane. And then cancel 2 hours after that, greeted by this leaving LaGuardia in an Uber pic.twitter.com/ZDFOMuapuE
— Chris Shabbott (@cshabbott) July 18, 2019
The flooding also impacted commuters at LaGuardia and the entire tri-state area as Pix 11 reports.