Seven years after Sandy, no fix in sight for rotting abandoned homes
"You don’t just walk away from your home, you stay and fight.”
Nearly seven years after Superstorm Sandy hit Sheepshead Bay, Missy Haggerty’s home has been repaired by the city.
But as the government wraps up their work in Haggerty’s neighborhood, set to finish in early fall, she still lives next door to an abandoned, flood-damaged house.
“They spent millions of dollars down here — and look at the place,” said Haggerty. “They’re not done here.”
Haggerty lives in a low-lying row of bungalows known in Sheepshead Bay as a “court.” Her home sat below sea-level during Sandy, and when the storm hit South Brooklyn flood waters nearly submerged all the homes in the Lake Avenue court.