On Fire Island, a Scar From Hurricane Sandy Is Seen as a Good Thing
By LISA W. FODERARO OCT. 3, 2016 The New York Times
BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. — For all the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the New York region four years ago, there were a few places that stood out, becoming symbols of the storm.
There was the image of a roller coaster resting in the ocean off Seaside Heights, N.J. There were miles of boardwalk ripped from pilings in the Rockaways, as well as the blackened remains of 126 houses that burned to the ground there. And on Fire Island, there was a breach carved by the storm surge, which opened a passage between the ocean and the bay.