A waterfall in Bay Ridge!

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This guy went chasing waterfalls!

A cascade of rain water was streaming down a 76th Street staircase in Bay Ridge on Aug. 4, in the middle of an early morning thunder and lightning storm.

A Mill Basinite stopped in his tracks on his way to work at Fort Hamilton when he saw the torrent gushing from the top of the steps near Colonia Avenue at about 9 am — it was a waterfall too peaceful to pass up, so he immediately got out his phone and started filming, said Howard Weiss.

“I just looked out my rearview mirror and saw the waterfall coming down and I was like, ‘What the hell is that? I need to record this,’ ” he said.

The flowing water may have looked tranquil, like one you’d see in a tropical rainforest, but Weiss knew better than to go for a dip, he said.

“I just wanted to sit there and let it all hit me, but I know it’s all dirty,” said Weiss. “I just sat there and recorded a video.”

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 3:39 pm, August 4, 2017
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Reasonable discourse

John from Bay Ridge says:
It's called Colonial Road, not Colonia Avenue.
Aug. 5, 2017, 10:35 am
Rand McNally from Globus says:
Colonia Avenue? How long have you been in Brooklyn?

Reporting from the scene? Or just making it up

Aug. 5, 2017, 2:30 pm
JDH from Prospect Heights says:
Come on, guys. Still haven't fixed 'Colonia Avenue'?
Aug. 9, 2017, Midnight

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