Brooklyn’s Sea Gate community is more vulnerable to Sandy-style devastation than ever. So why did the neighborhood turn down a chance to protect itself?
Israeli volunteers who jetted in to help Sandy’s victims expected to see plenty of government boots on the ground in flood-ravaged New York. They found virtually none.
Sandy brought never-before-seen destruction to Jewish communities across the New York area and beyond. Communal officials have only begun to assess the damage.
Hurricane-force winds and historic flooding from superstorm Sandy have devastated the heavily Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood of Sea Gate in Coney Island.
As Hurricane Sandy’s fierce winds battered New York City and Long Island, emergency experts worried about conditions in heavily Jewish oceanfront neighborhoods.