Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage and left tens of thousands of people homeless after coming ashore Oct. 29. Six months later, major issues including housing, business, tourism and coastal protection still remain.
Gerritsen Beach was not the only part of the city to make steps towards recovery; the New York City Housing Authority reported that as of Saturday heat and hot water had been restored to ninety-six percent of buildings affected by the storm, including all Rockaway developments.
The Best And Worst Of Humanity On Display In The Rockaways, Volunteers Reach Out While Looters Terrorize Storm Victims
Looters posing as Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) workers have been knocking on doors late at night, but locals said that help has yet to arrive.
Someone allegedly trespassed onto Gateway National Park restricted land, ripped open netting that protects the struggling piping plovers and removed and crushed eight baby eggs that were days from hatching.
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