Post 4: A Tribute to the Rockaways by Erica Reade

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, I revisit this photo essay with tremendous sadness, but also great hope. I took these photos in late August 2012, and I treasure them more now than ever. As a dedicated beach-goer and beginner surfer, I have held a deep love for NY’s beaches since I moved here six years ago.

I headed out to Fort Tilden Beach in Queens on August 27th 2012, as an intense thunderstorm was headed in from New Jersey. As the ominous clouds ro...

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