We know from earlier episodes that a smashed living-statue effectively dies and remains a pile of pebbles forever. So at the end of "City Of Stone," NYC could most likely salvage enough gravel from drowned school buses and crashed subway trains to pave every driveway in the city with the pulverized remains of its citizens. And as for what would happen to New York state's nuclear power plants left unattended for the entire night, see the previous Superman entry.
Many Of The Little Forest Animals From The Lorax Were Killed By The Once-ler
I must've been 25 the first time I read a Dr. Seuss book (they weren't really widely available in Poland when I was a kid. As wasn't a bunch of other stuff. God, I still haven't tasted a Jolly Rancher. Describe them to me. Slowly. Sensually.). But even though they weren't part of my formative childhood years, I love Seuss' works. My favorite is probably Green Eggs And Ham because of how it's able to convey complex emotions and build an entire world with so few words.
So if Dr. Seuss was here today, I'd love to take him aside and ask him: "So, who do you want to take care of first? The producers or the screenwriters of that god-awful CGI Lorax movie?"
"Or do you want to start with their families?"
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is the story of the Lorax, the bastard love-child of Wilford Brimley and a bottle of Donald Trump's self-tanner, trying to convince the Once-ler to stop chopping down Truffula trees to make a garment he invented. But the book does a wonderful job of not making the Once-ler into a monster. Instead, he's more of a misguided soul who got lost in his own greed. The story doesn't really have a villain as such. The movie then took that balanced and nuanced message, and replaced it with Rob Riggle singing about wanting to kill trees. I'm Cezary, I speak for The Seuss. And The Seuss says: Fuuuuuck yoooooou, movie.
But not being satisfied with merely killing Seuss metaphorically, the movie then decided to kill some of his creations literally. In the book, the Lorax ends up relocating the hundreds of Truffula forest animals, who lost their homes/food, to someplace safer. But in the movie, a lot of them were killed. Straight up murdered because of the Once-ler's excessive deforestation and pollution, and we know that for sure because the movie itself freaking SINGS about it. Almost.