Brooklyn stories from Superstorm Sandy, 10 years later
The nonprofit Waterfront Alliance brought together members of coastal communities from across New York City and New Jersey on Wednesday for a Superstorm Sandy 10 Year Anniversary Boat Tour.
Courtesy of New York Cruise Lines, the ferry made stops at Hoboken, South Street Seaport, Staten Island and Red Hook, where local officials, business owners and community members boarded and told their stories of living through the storm, lessons learned and plans for the future.
The storm marked a before and after moment in the lives of many Brooklynites. In New York City, the disaster killed more than 40 people. Yet Sandy also brought together communities and highlighted the importance of “social infrastructure.”
Mike Stamatis, president and CEO of Red Hook Container Terminal