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LI's "Tri-Hamlet" residents turning optimistic

Over the years, Mastic Beach and its sisters, Mastic and Shirley, known as the Tri-Hamlet area, has battled a reputation of abandoned “zombie” homes and absentee landlords, compounded by the damage from superstorm Sandy. On Sunday, Feb. 10, and Sunday, Feb. 17, families in each neighborhood spoke about their optimism for their areas and what they hope to see in the future. (Credit: Randee Daddona, Johnny Milano)