Arts in Parts

Rockaway, New York is a unique beach community on the fringes of New York City. On a good day, it takes about an hour and a half to reach Manhattan, a fortress viewable from the bayside of our four-block-wide peninsula. It is about as south as you can get, sitting at the very bottom of the subway map's version of the city; a little strip of yellow sand. It is no wonder that when the sea surged on October 29 and made its mighty roar, the ocean and the bay met six feet deep on Rockaway Boulevard, flowing into basements, first floors and affecting lives. Houses, cars, businesses, the boardwalk—all destroyed.

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