Post-Sandy: Reconstruction and Change

Post-Hurricane Sandy Reconstruction continues. Flying Point Beach in Southampton is beginning to look like itself again, returning to its previous width and color.

Flying Point Beach, November 2012

Flying Point Beach, November 2012

Flying Point Beach, December 2012

Flying Point Beach, December 2012

And on Maiden Lane in Downtown New York, while the external generators do remain, IMAG2024the Toyota Prius is gone.

December 8, 2012

December 8, 2012

December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012

It had been parked there for over 50 days, which has got to be a record.

Hurricane Sandy in The Hamptons

Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects have been well documented in New York City and the surrounding environs. The New York Times published a fascinating map on the flooded areas just today. But Hurricane Sandy’s damage is even more far-reaching, as it goes all across Long Island, to the Hamptons and beyond.

Flying Point Beach, Southampton, October 13, 2012 (Two weeks before Hurricane Sandy)

Flying Point Beach in Southampton, shown above, had been some 40-50 yards wide, all of it long and flat. It has since been pushed back at least 30 of those yards, right up into the dunes in parts. It has torn out fencing and grassroots, leaving behind a dark black residue. And while the ocean still breaks at the same edge, the water now flows across a wide shallows where there once was sand. There are also hundreds of trees down all over the region There is a certain beauty to all of this, even if it’s broken scattered, or just detritus. But even if it isn’t appreciated by all, as they say, life does go on.