Credit: Staten Island Advance/Irving Silverstein
Hurricane Sandy left problems big and small strewn across hundreds of miles of ocean front. When the storm wave swept over low-lying Staten Island, it stranded boats across the lawns, streets, and waterways — and one of those boats is still there, reports the Staten Island Advance ("9 months after Sandy, Staten Island family's odyssey to get wrecked sailboat removed," by Tom O'Conner).
Oceanfront condo owners Vincent and Camille Fatto can't figure out who to turn to, the paper reports: "They reached out to the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Park Service, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the State Department of Environmental Conservation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the city Department of Sanitation, the NYPD and local politicians, but no organization accepted responsibility, nor did they offer any solutions. The couple fears for their safety because the boat rocks against the bulkhead during rough weather, with the mast dangling precariously over them as well as a community walkway."
Says neighbor John Orsino: "I feel that it's a matter of time before something breaks. It's ridiculous that it's still there."