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Hurricane Sandy Coverage | City Limits & Brooklyn Bureau

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy made a direct hit on the New Jersey coastline. Its storm surge hit New York City, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city and causing massive destruction in the five boroughs.

Grassroots Groups Have Taken Over Sandy Relief

From Gerritsen to Coney, trusted local organizations and ad-hoc operations have stepped into a void left by overstretched city departments and low-profile federal agencies.

Bruised Yet Bustling, Brighton Goes On

In Brighton Beach, the normal patterns of life have returned amid piles of sand and the smell of rot.