Monday, August 27, 2012

Hurricane Irene-one year ago

Coney Island Hospital evacuation drew lots of media attention
 but tidal surge never materialized.  
THE NEXT DAY
The beach....clean and pressed. Beautiful.
Not a board out of place the boardwalk proved its toughness.
Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk the day after-Surviving the eye of I.
Yesterday morning I was sure my walking partner would be a pile of splinters and nails. But look what I found. Not a board our of place.
But I believe that it was our Coney Island mermaid who climbed down from her lookout wall to confront the one-eyed Irene when she turned her wrath to our defenseless Coney Island shore. "Get off my beach, bitch."
The virgin sacrifice. The beach and boardwalk reborn.