Hurricane Sandy

Post image for Chronicling Cottages on the Jersey Shore, Before and After Sandy

Photographer Douglas Ljungkvist first went to Ocean Beach, New Jersey, in 1993, reluctantly. But to please his girlfriend, he stayed, and then came vacation after summer vacation of growing more attached to the little homes in their faded pastel hues.

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Post image for Museum of the City of NY Wants Your Photographs of Hurricane Sandy

The Museum of the City of New York is planning an exhibition of photographs from Hurricane Sandy for the one-year anniversary of the storm. And importantly, the organizers aren’t just interested in professional pictures; they want submissions from anyone and everyone with images to share.

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Post image for Help Save the Coney Island Mermaids, the World’s Largest Art Parade

The world’s largest art parade is in trouble because the organizers were hit hard by hurricane Sandy. They’ve launched a Kickstarter to help save it.

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Post image for After Sandy, Eyebeam Is Thriving

In late October 2012, three feet of water crashed through Eyebeam, a technology and new media non-profit located in a vast warehouse space on 26th Street in Chelsea. The ground floor location proved catastrophic as the flood poured over from the Hudson: Eyebeam sustained damage to just about every part of its operation, from studio space and galleries to the institution’s all-important archive, stored on vulnerable media formats like hard drives and storage cassettes.

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Post image for The Coney Island History Project Reopens Post-Sandy

After sustaining significant damage in Hurricane Sandy, the Coney Island History Project is reopening their reconstructed space on March 24, Coney Island’s Opening Day, and are already looking at ways to capture the story of the storm as part of their mission to chronicle the area’s history.

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Post image for MoMA PS1 Holds (Very) Open Call for Ideas on the Future of the Rockaways

Sequestered by the sea and the A train still out until at least June, the Rockaways and the continued rebuilding there from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy can be easy to overlook. MoMA PS1 along with MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design are holding a call for ideas for what could be a more sustainable waterfront for the Rockaways. The open call is, in large part, an effort to remind people that help is needed, explained Klaus Biesenbach, director of MoMA PS1, and to grab the attention of architects and artists in considering a stable infrastructure for the future of the area.

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Post image for Reviving the Rockaway Boardwalk, Post-Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway Beach’s iconic boardwalk is all but destroyed. “It’s sheer devastation,” said Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. The remains of the structure between Beach 110th Street and Beach 88th Street is a wreckage of concrete frames and sheets of wood. The question that remains is, what should be done to restore the heavily used public space?

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Post image for 27th Street Chelsea Galleries Hard Hit by Sandy Will Reopen This Weekend

Five galleries sit in a row on the northern edge of Chelsea, lined up on 27th Street between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues. All of them are fairly small, by Chelsea standards, and a bit rougher around the edges, perhaps a bit more experimental, than your average neighborhood space. Unfortunately, all of them were also hit incredibly hard by Hurricane Sandy.

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Post image for Art Insurance Claims from Sandy May Rise to $500 Million

The damage Hurricane Sandy did to the art world may have been submerged during the holidays, but if there was any single statement to remind us of the disaster, it’s this: a Reuters report noting that losses from the storm may reach $500 million.

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Post image for Weathering the Storm: Hurricane Sandy’s Impact at Westbeth (Part Two)

Isabel Borgata is not an octogenarian: she’s 91. She’s also a sculptor who’s been working professionally for the past 70 years. Borgata is not entirely healthy — she has Parkinson’s disease — but she is clear-eyed and resolute, and continues to work everyday.

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