Family matters took me to the Gowanus neighborhood this afternoon. Since we had time to kill, I took my nephew to see the replacement inflatable ape at the NY Auto Auction. We came up Hamilton Avenue... Not again! Gone!! Wait, what's that on the roof? A pool of blue and gold (the shades). A quick consultation with Sartoris revealed the 30-foot creature was merely deflated--a precautionary move before the latest storm. Good thinking guys. One ape lost to the storm is enough for a lifetime.