When the city of Flushing finally reopened its parking lot and parking lots, it had the makings of an eventful weekend.
But when a massive storm knocked out power to the area and left the streets flooded, the crowds that had packed the city were left without a place to park.
That’s when the Flushing Parking Authority stepped in.
Flushing residents took matters into their own hands.
They created a GoFundMe page, offering to help pay for the cleanup.
The site currently has $14,700 of the $18,000 goal, and has reached more than 3,000 backers.
“This was one of the largest crowds we’ve ever had in Flushing,” said the GoFundme page’s author, Sarah E. “It was an amazing time for everyone.”
Flushed Mayor J.R. Williams announced a “Day of Relief” Saturday to help raise money for the flood recovery.
A few dozen people from around the city showed up, and even a few people from New York City showed up.
“Everyone is just so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, it’s just crazy,” said resident Jennifer Schilling.
“And we’re really proud of that.”
A massive crowd turned out to celebrate the city’s flood recovery, according to the city.
Flushing residents showed up and took in the moment.
A few dozen residents from around Flushing showed up to celebrate.
The city says the crowds have exceeded their goals.