Staten Island’s low-lying shore was devastated the night Superstorm Sandy’s surge washed up onto New York City. Now, it’s the shore dwellers who are washed up, reports the New York Daily News (“Hurricane Sandy final blow: Staten Island neighborhood abandons all hope as residents seek buyout,” by Matt Lysiak and Greg B. Smith).
“On the far end of Staten Island, on a vulnerable patch of marshland, a collection of modest bungalows was hit so hard by Hurricane Sandy that the entire neighborhood is getting ready to pack up and leave,” reports the News. “Eighty percent of the 183 homeowners in a six-block section of Oakwood Beach have banded together to ask Gov. Cuomo to buy them out — all of them at once.”