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A passerby steps over lines taken down by a large tree, which was blown down by Tropical Storm Irene as it passed through the Astoria neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Photo by: Jason DeCrow
A passerby steps over lines taken down by a large tree, which was blown down by Tropical Storm Irene as it passed through the Astoria neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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