Love where you live!
What Sandy Damaged Goes Beyond Buildings
NEW YORK -- To those of us with friends and family still struggling in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, these are days in which we remember the good times had along the New York's sandy shores.
Around 1900, my grandparents bought a small cottage at Breezy Point, the beach neighborhood devastated by fire during the recent storm. The cottage remained a summer focal point for a large, Irish Catholic family with 42 grandchildren through generations and to today.
The "bungalo,'' as we called it, didn't burn during the storm but was severely damaged. Folksinger and sister, Christine Lavin, offered this glimpse into why Breezy was such a special place for New Yorkers lucky enough to have access to its beach.