Tornado Hits New York City
Gothamist has details:
"According to The National Weather Service, the tornado has touched down on the Flatbush Avenue area of the Belt Parkway (and is moving eastward). Queens and Brooklyn have been put on tornado alert until 11:30 a.m. They recommend that residents immediately go indoors and/or to the lowest floor of your building for shelter, and to stay away from windows. According to reports, there is already "a lot of damage in the area," including cars on top of other cars."Tornadoes are extremely rare for this area, but one did touch down in Brooklyn a couple of years ago. More photos at the link. I'll have video shortly. NY1 reports that the tornado watch has been extended until 6pm.
UPDATE: Here's video of the funnel cloud coming ashore near Breezy Point in Queens.