By Emma Bally
BROOKLYN, New York -- From afar, the Brooklyn neighborhood of Clinton Hill appears to be a quiet, sleepy town.
The only clues that a hurricane had just shaken this community were branches and the many leaves scattered on the concrete sidewalk.
Afternoon had just arrived and the people of Clinton Hill were recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
In the early morning hours of August 28, Irene had come to Brooklyn.
Dekalb Avenue is a place filled with diverse food options, playgrounds, and neighbors looking for a diversion from everyday apartment life.
On this day, pedestrians could not help but notice a medium-sized tree that had fallen on a car.