NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — They’ve known it was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier for some people on Staten Island who watched the city tear down their homes on Monday.
At one house, it took all of 20 minutes for a set of steel jaws to finish what Superstorm Sandy started in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood.
Its owner couldn’t bear to be there.
“He’s very broken up about it,” said Richard Quinn, who lives across the street. “I can remember playing in this house. The next one they’re going to knock down, too. You know, they’ve lived here all of their lives.”