Demolition and Recovery in the Post-Sandy Rockaways - Camera Obscura - Curbed NY
As winter fades into spring, signs of the recovery process have sprung up all along the peninsula. Workers are busy tearing down homes, pulling up rubble, and carting away the encroaching sands. Demolition crews are working through long lists of condemned homes. Construction crews are gutting bungalows and making repairs. And all along the destroyed boardwalk, contractors are working around the clock to prepare for an opening day later in May. The recovery process may take years to complete, but in the meantime, "whatever you have, you have to make it work," said Mahadeo.