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Long Beach Life: 2012, 2013, 2018 before and after Hurricance Sandy

May 21, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Hurricane Sandy was formed October 22, 2012 and dissipated November 2, 2012.  Sandy is the fourth-costliest Atlantic hurricane ($68.7 billion in damage).  I have visited Long Beach after this storm on a few occasions.  Many people inevitably questioned if I was from Newsday or a well known TV station, the answer was always no. As town residents and visitors, turned their heads sideways not sure why I was photographing. I kept a log of the journey of the boardwalk rebuilt located at Long Beach, New York. 

The progress and newly built (2013) construction was a seamless endeavor, perfectly orchestrated, resulting in a welcoming connection of community and nature. Everyone who I spoke with were extremely generous with their time and provided many pieces of information, and displayed pride in their work.  All construction workers and community members were hugely anticipating the finished boardwalk.  As I was invited to the opening ceremony, many were glad to enjoy the connection once again. It is a simple reminder, of how lucky we are, as nature poured down and tour many things apart, the community came together. The efforts are reminded in the boardwalk visited by many today.

Nestled on the south shore this particular beach stretches 3.3 miles long and the newly rebuilt 2.2 mile boardwalk offers a variety of activities.  It is a stunning reminder of the beauty of Long Island and the diversity and cultures we share.  The full gallery is posted under 'Long Beach Life.'  More to come.....(scroll down for more photos). 2018, 2013, 2012.


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