The boardwalk and ramp at Beach 91st Street just after Hurricane Irene. Photos by William Louw To many in the Rockaways and Broad Channel, their experience of Hurricane Sandy was shaped by Hurricane Irene the year before. Here a portion of the boardwalk tells the story of Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy and the time between the storms.
Rebuilt after Hurricane Irene, in August of 2011, this is the same ramp and boardwalk on October 29th, 2012.
From one hurricane to another. Here is the boardwalk and ramp on the morning of October 29th, 2012. This is the first high tide. By evening the night tide would bring with it the full fury of Hurricane Sandy.