As I promised some here are some of the pics of tonight's thunderstorm.
The storm rolled through Manhattan around sunset -which was nice because then I could still use a long shutter and get some nice colors in the picture:
I was able to snap a good pic of the laundry house while the storm was coming in:
I kicked myself after this pic. I had zoomed in earlier for a different set of pictures and never reset my camera... this would have been the winner for the night if it wasn't zoomed in. :(
So here is the best lightning picture that I took all night: