Long IslandSandy

After Sandy: Then and now

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan (Oct. 30,

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan (Oct. 30, 2012 and Oct. 8, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Long Islanders pulled together helping each other rebuild their homes and communities. Take a look at the progress that's been made since the devastating storm struck Long Island.

Superstorm Sandy destroyed this home at the end
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Superstorm Sandy destroyed this home at the end of Clocks Boulevard in Bayview Place. (Nov. 6, 2012)

A quaint waterfront two-story home at 3 Bayview
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

A quaint waterfront two-story home at 3 Bayview Place was razed after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 9, 2013)

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan is flooded
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The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan is flooded after a tidal surge caused by superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

This is a view looking North as the
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

This is a view looking North as the Battery Park Underpass gradually heads below West Street, right, as One World Trade Center is seen in the background. The underpass was full of water in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 8, 2013)

The Long Beach boardwalk remained heavily damaged 2
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

The Long Beach boardwalk remained heavily damaged 2 1/2 months after superstorm Sandy hit the Long Island area. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Long Beach boardwalk at Lincoln Boulevard after being
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Long Beach boardwalk at Lincoln Boulevard after being rebuilt in Long Beach. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Tranportation Authority vice president and
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Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Tranportation Authority vice president and chief maintenance officer, shines a flashlight on standing water inside the South Ferry 1 train station in Manhattan in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 31, 2012)

Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority vice president and
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Joseph Leader, Metropolitan Transportation Authority vice president and chief maintenance officer, stands in the superstorm damaged South Ferry subway station in Lower Manhattan. The station is being repaired with damage done to all components of the infrastructure, especially the electrical components. (April 23, 2013)

The remains of Fiore Bros. Fish Market in
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The remains of Fiore Bros. Fish Market in Freeport are shown after it caught fire during superstorm Sandy's strong winds and flooding (Oct. 30, 2012)

Fiore Bros., a fish market, caught fire during
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Fiore Bros., a fish market, caught fire during superstorm Sandy's strong winds and flooding and still remains unbuilt in Freeport. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Debris left by superstorm Sandy are shown where
Photo Credit: AP

Debris left by superstorm Sandy are shown where the boardwalk had been in front of Lucky Leo's arcade in Seaside Heights, N.J. (Nov. 22, 2012)

A year after superstorm Sandy struck, the boardwalk
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A year after superstorm Sandy struck, the boardwalk in front of Lucky Leo's arcade in Seaside Heights, N.J., has been rebuilt. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Michigan Street in Long Beach after superstorm Sandy.
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Michigan Street in Long Beach after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Michigan Street homes in Long Beach. (Oct 7,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Michigan Street homes in Long Beach. (Oct 7, 2013)

A U.S. flag is shown at a site
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A U.S. flag is shown at a site in Brick, N.J., around the burned remains of more than 60 small bungalows at Camp Osborn, which were destroyed during superstorm Sandy. (April 25, 2013)

A U.S. flag is shown at a site
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A U.S. flag is shown at a site in Brick, N.J., around the burned remains of more than 60 small bungalows at Camp Osborn, which were destroyed during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Seabreeze Cafe, in Babylon Village, was flooded after
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Seabreeze Cafe, in Babylon Village, was flooded after superstorm Sandy swept through Long Island. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Seabreeze Cafe, 470 Fire Island Ave. in Babylon,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Seabreeze Cafe, 470 Fire Island Ave. in Babylon, is shown about a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 6, 2013)

The sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., behind
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The sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which had been sitting in the ocean after part of the Casino Pier was destroyed during superstorm Sandy. (Feb. 25, 2013)

An empty site is shown in Seaside Heights,
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An empty site is shown in Seaside Heights, N.J., where the Jet Star Roller Coaster had been sitting in the ocean after part of the Casino Pier was destroyed during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 13, 2013)

The entrance to a home on Bayview Avenue
Photo Credit: James Carbone

The entrance to a home on Bayview Avenue West in Lindenhurst was so badly damaged that the resident had to use a ladder to get inside. (Oct. 31, 2012)

A home at 85 Bayview Avenue West is
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A home at 85 Bayview Avenue West is shown about a year after superstorm Sandy in Lindenhurst. (Oct. 6, 2013)

Ruins of more than 100 homes in the
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Ruins of more than 100 homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens are shown following superstorm Sandy. (Dec. 4, 2012)

New construction to replace more than 100 homes
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New construction to replace more than 100 homes in the Breezy Point section of Queens that were destroyed by fire during superstorm Sandy are shown. (Oct. 21, 2013)

A street sign is partially buried in sand
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A street sign is partially buried in sand in Cape May, N.J., after a storm surge from Sandy pushed the Atlantic Ocean over the beach and across Beach Avenue. (Oct. 30, 2012)

A view of Cape May, N.J., nearly a
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A view of Cape May, N.J., nearly a year after a storm surge from superstorm Sandy pushed the Atlantic Ocean over the beach and across Beach Avenue. (Oct. 19, 2013)

Buildings still burn along Jamaica Walk in Breezy
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Buildings still burn along Jamaica Walk in Breezy Point after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Jamaica Walk, Breezy Point, about a year after
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Jamaica Walk, Breezy Point, about a year after superstorm Sandy hit the area. (Oct. 4, 2013)

Construction equipment works on debris collection during the
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Construction equipment works on debris collection during the cleanup from superstorm Sandy in the parking lot of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaway section of the Queens. (Nov. 14, 2012)

The parking lot of Jacob Riis Park in
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The parking lot of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaway section of Queens is shown almost a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 17, 2013)

Homes destroyed by superstorm Sandy are shown at
Photo Credit: AP

Homes destroyed by superstorm Sandy are shown at Ortley Beach in Toms River, N.J. (April 25, 2013)

An empty lot is shown in Ortley Beach
Photo Credit: AP

An empty lot is shown in Ortley Beach in Toms River, N.J. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Ransom Beach in Bayville is submerged as waves
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Ransom Beach in Bayville is submerged as waves from superstorm Sandy pummel the North Shore. (Oct. 29, 2012)

A view of the coastline in Bayville almost
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

A view of the coastline in Bayville almost a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 4, 2013)

Rockaway resident Christine Walker strolls along the beach
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Rockaway resident Christine Walker strolls along the beach under what is left of the boardwalk in the wake of superstorm Sandy in Queens. (Nov. 5, 2012)

What is left of the boardwalk in the
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What is left of the boardwalk in the wake of superstorm Sandy is shown in Queens. (Oct. 21, 2013)

Damage done by superstorm Sandy across the LIRR
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Damage done by superstorm Sandy across the LIRR tracks from Island Park on Barnum Island is shown at 100 Empire Blvd. (Nov. 1, 2012)

100 Empire Blvd., across the LIRR tracks from
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

100 Empire Blvd., across the LIRR tracks from Island Park on Barnum Island, after a Sandy rebuild. (Oct. 7, 2013)

A Ronkonkoma house was destroyed by a tree
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

A Ronkonkoma house was destroyed by a tree after superstorm Sandy rolled through the area. (Oct. 31, 2012)

A Ronkonkoma home on West 5th Street after
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A Ronkonkoma home on West 5th Street after being rebuilt. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Brian Hajeski, of Brick, N.J., on a bridge
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Brian Hajeski, of Brick, N.J., on a bridge in Mantaloking, N.J., on the morning after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Brian Hajeski, of Brick, N.J., on a bridge
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Brian Hajeski, of Brick, N.J., on a bridge in Mantaloking, N.J., nearly a year after superstorm Sandy rolled through the area. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Robert Connolly and his wife, Laura, survey the
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Robert Connolly and his wife, Laura, survey the remains of the Breezy Point home owned by her parents that burned to the ground during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

New homes, center and right, are shown under
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New homes, center and right, are shown under construction in the seaside community in the Breezy Point section of New York nearly a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 21, 2013)

Flooded streets under the Manhattan Bridge in the
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Flooded streets under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Streets under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo
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Streets under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn are shown nearly a year after superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 17, 2013)

Two days after superstorm Sandy struck Staten Island,
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Two days after superstorm Sandy struck Staten Island, sections of Midland Beach remain flooded. (Oct. 31, 2012)

The exterior of Joe and Johns Toto's Restaurant
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

The exterior of Joe and Johns Toto's Restaurant and Baris shown at the intersection of Slater and Father Capodanno boulevards in Staten Island. The eatery was severely damage during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 6, 2013)

Sea water floods the entrance to the Brooklyn
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Sea water floods the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan as superstorm Sandy struck the city. (Oct. 29, 2012)

Traffic entering the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan
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Traffic entering the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in Manhattan is shown nearly a year after superstorm Sandy struck the city. (Oct. 20, 2013)

A statue of Blessed Mother overlooks charred remains
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

A statue of Blessed Mother overlooks charred remains of many homes still smoldering on Gotham Walk, Breezy Point where a fire broke out during superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Gotham Walk, Breezy Point about a year after
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Gotham Walk, Breezy Point about a year after superstorm Sandy hit the area. (Oct. 4, 2013)

Downed power lines and a battered road smashed
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Downed power lines and a battered road smashed by superstorm Sandy are shown in Seaside Heights, N.J. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Traffic flows freely in Seaside Heights, N.J., nearly
Photo Credit: AP

Traffic flows freely in Seaside Heights, N.J., nearly a year after the area was battered by superstorm Sandy. (Oct. 22, 2013)

Flooded streets around a Con Edison power substation
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Flooded streets around a Con Edison power substation are shown as the East River overflows into the Dumbo section of the Brooklyn as superstorm Sandy moved through the area. (Oct. 29, 2012)

A pedestrian walks through an intersection near a
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A pedestrian walks through an intersection near a Con Edison power substation nearly a year after the East River overflowed into the Dumbo section of the Brooklyn. (Oct. 17, 2013)

Water from Moriches Bay swept over the small
Photo Credit: John Roca

Water from Moriches Bay swept over the small spit of land between Ocean Avenue in Center Moriches and Inletview Place breaking down boat docks and house walls, and flushing out homes. Ian Fischer, his mother and her husband moved back into their house at the corner of Inletview Place and Ocean Avenue in March after the storm ripped the bay-facing wall off their home. (Oct. 30 2012)

Water from Moriches Bay swept over the small
Photo Credit: John Roca

Water from Moriches Bay swept over the small spit of land between Ocean Avenue in Center Moriches and Inletview Place breaking down boat docks and house walls, and flushing out homes. Ian Fischer, his mother and her husband moved back into their house at the corner of Inletview Place and Ocean Avenue in March after the storm ripped the bay-facing wall off their home. (May 11, 2013)

Work continues on rebuilding Tropix, a popular bar
Photo Credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Work continues on rebuilding Tropix, a popular bar on Freeport's Nautical Mile, after it was destroyed from flooding during superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 1 2012)

When superstorm Sandy pummeled the Nautical Mile in
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

When superstorm Sandy pummeled the Nautical Mile in Freeport, Tropix bar and restaurant sustained devastating damage from the storm surge, high winds and a raging fire. (May 18, 2013)

A sense of rejuvenation is washing over visitors
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

A sense of rejuvenation is washing over visitors after the Smith Point Beach boardwalk was recently repaired and debris has been cleared. (Nov. 16, 2012)

A sense of rejuvenation is washing over visitors
Photo Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara

A sense of rejuvenation is washing over visitors after the Smith Point Beach boardwalk was recently repaired and debris has been cleared. (May 9, 2013)

Debris from superstorm Sandy sits in front of
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Debris from superstorm Sandy sits in front of a home in Ocean Beach. (Feb. 7, 2013)

Fire Island’s recovery from Sandy has been equal
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Fire Island’s recovery from Sandy has been equal parts resolve and rumination -- how to rebuild while coming to terms with man’s limits vs. Mother Nature. But while the discussion carries on, locals are preparing for summer as usual. This home in Ocean Beach was surrounded by debris after the storm, but has since been cleaned up. (May 10, 2013)

Many of the East Massapequa homes that sit
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Many of the East Massapequa homes that sit directly on the Great South Bay remain vacant after tidal waves during superstorm Sandy ripped apart the walls, shattered windows and washed away parts of the houses. William Ferro owns this Sandy-damaged house on the corner of Clocks Boulevard and Bayview Place. (Nov. 9 2012)

Many of the East Massapequa homes that sit
Photo Credit: Tara Conry

Many of the East Massapequa homes that sit directly on the Great South Bay are vacant. Tidal waves during superstorm Sandy ripped apart the walls, shattered windows and washed away parts of the houses. William Ferro owns this Sandy-damaged house on the corner of Clocks Boulevard and Bayview Place that he's repaired and is now trying to sell. (May 20, 2013)

Only about half of the residents in the
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Only about half of the residents in the West End section of Long Beach have returned to their homes since Sandy wiped out the area’s one-level bungalows and the first floors of many two- and three-story homes. (Nov. 2, 2012)

Only about half of the residents in the
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Only about half of the residents in the West End section of Long Beach have returned to their homes since Sandy wiped out the area’s one-level bungalows and the first floors of many two- and three-story homes. (May 14, 2013)

The powerful floodwaters of superstorm Sandy moved the
Photo Credit: J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The powerful floodwaters of superstorm Sandy moved the historic 26-foot Spirit of Freeport from its permanent display on the Nautical Mile in Freeport. The boat, which made the first Trans-Atlantic crossing with outboard motors, was found in the middle of Ocean Avenue after the storm. (Oct. 30, 2012)

The Spirit of Freeport sits on blocks along
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

The Spirit of Freeport sits on blocks along Woodcleft Avenue on Freeport's Nautical Mile as business owners continue to make slow progress in rebuilding after superstorm Sandy. The powerful floodwaters of Sandy moved the historic 26-foot boat from its permanent display on the Nautical Mile to the middle of Ocean Avenue. (March 1, 2013)

The floodwaters of superstorm Sandy damaged homes on
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

The floodwaters of superstorm Sandy damaged homes on Makamah Beach Road in Northport. (Nov. 5, 2012)

Six months after superstorm Sandy, debris still lingers
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Six months after superstorm Sandy, debris still lingers on the properties along Makamah Beach Road in Northport. (April 25, 2013)

Superstorm Sandy devastated the Nautical Mile in Freeport
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Superstorm Sandy devastated the Nautical Mile in Freeport damaging businesses and boats. (Oct. 30, 2012)

Carlos Rodriguez, left, of Dover construction, renovates the
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Carlos Rodriguez, left, of Dover construction, renovates the bar at Hudson and McCoy as business owners continue to rebuild before the summer season arrives on Freeport's Nautical Mile. (April 18, 2013)

In an effort to help with cleanup after
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

In an effort to help with cleanup after superstorm Sandy, Huntington resident Margie Shephard is among the volunteers who helped remove debris from Jones Beach during the National Day of Service. (Jan. 19, 2013)

Corbex Construction workers repair the damaged sections of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Corbex Construction workers repair the damaged sections of the boardwalk at Jones Beach in Wantagh. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. The rough water from Sandy damaged an entire lane on the parkway. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Construction crews from the NYS Joint Venture of
Photo Credit: Steven Pfost

Construction crews from the NYS Joint Venture of Bove, Picone and Tully, work on laying tar to complete the pavement on the damaged Ocean Parkway. Completion of the work comes six months after superstorm Sandy ravaged Long Island and Ocean Parkway. (April 22, 2013)

Portions of the Long Beach boardwalk were twisted
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Portions of the Long Beach boardwalk were twisted and destroyed by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 18, 2012)

The Long Beach boardwalk is still being rebuilt
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The Long Beach boardwalk is still being rebuilt six months after superstorm Sandy. Officials said they expect the boardwalk to be completed by November. (April 24, 2013)

Houses damaged by superstorm Sandy on Nov. 4,
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Houses damaged by superstorm Sandy on Nov. 4, 2012, along Bayview Avenue West in Lindenhurst.

Six months after superstorm Sandy, homes on West
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Six months after superstorm Sandy, homes on West Bayview Avenue in Lindenhurst are still in need of repair. (April 26, 2013)

This photo submitted by Andy Sable shows damage

This photo submitted by Andy Sable shows damage after superstorm Sandy on Norman Drive in North Bellmore. (Nov. 11, 2012)

This photo submitted by Andy Sable shows Norman
Photo Credit: Andy Sable

This photo submitted by Andy Sable shows Norman Drive in North Bellmore six months after superstorm Sandy. (April 26, 2013)

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