Tagged superstorm Sandy

Weeks after Sandy, enormity of human and economic costs become clearer

Pinny Dembutzer of the Seagate Association, standing on the Brooklyn community’s shore, notes the long road of cleanup that lies ahead for the community, Nov. 18, 2012. (Chavie Lieber)

Kenny Vance’s multimillion-dollar beach house has stood proudly on the Long Island shore and weathered all manner of storms since 1916. Then came Sandy. Vance, a 68-year-old musician who has lived in Belle Harbor, N.Y., for most of his life, was preparing to perform on a cruise ship when… Read more »

Tree felled by Sandy kills Jewish teacher, college student

Jacob Vogelman and Jessie Streich-Kest, pictured together in this 2007 photo. The young Jewish couple from Brooklyn was killed when a tree felled by Hurricane Sandy struck them while they walked their dog on Oct. 29, 2012. (Facebook)

(JTA) — Two young Jews were killed in Brooklyn by a falling tree during superstorm Sandy. The pair were out walking a dog Monday night in the storm’s high winds. The dead were identified by The New York Observer as Jessie Streich-Kest, 24, who worked as a high school… Read more »