Restructuring post super-storm Sandy

Published May 28, 2013 04:36pm
In a Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, the sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which has been sitting in the ocean after part of the Casino Pier was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. Work is expected to start Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 2013 to remove the Jet Star coaster from the surf in Seaside Heights. — AP Photo
In a Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, the sun rises in Seaside Heights, N.J., behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster which has been sitting in the ocean after part of the Casino Pier was destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. Work is expected to start Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 2013 to remove the Jet Star coaster from the surf in Seaside Heights. — AP Photo
Seagulls fly over children on the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened before the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
Seagulls fly over children on the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened before the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
A tattered US flag flies over the foundation of a home destroyed by the storm surge of super storm Sandy in the Staten Island borough neighborhood of Oakwood in New York in this November 28, 2012 file photo. The US Flag Code, part of federal law governing display of the flag, requires that flags be "destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." — Reuters Photo
A tattered US flag flies over the foundation of a home destroyed by the storm surge of super storm Sandy in the Staten Island borough neighborhood of Oakwood in New York in this November 28, 2012 file photo. The US Flag Code, part of federal law governing display of the flag, requires that flags be "destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." — Reuters Photo
People lay along the boardwalk in Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
People lay along the boardwalk in Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
Life guard Paul Shmidt tries to stay warm on a chilly afternoon at the beach at Coney Island on the first weekend of city beaches re-opening to the public on May 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. While warmer weather and sunny skies are expected for the remainder of the holiday weekend, cool temperatures and rain kept area beaches largely empty.  — AFP Photo
Life guard Paul Shmidt tries to stay warm on a chilly afternoon at the beach at Coney Island on the first weekend of city beaches re-opening to the public on May 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. While warmer weather and sunny skies are expected for the remainder of the holiday weekend, cool temperatures and rain kept area beaches largely empty. — AFP Photo
Sea lion performs on the first day of the re-opening to the public of the Wildlife Conservation Society New York Aquarium in Coney Island on May 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. — Reuters Photo
Sea lion performs on the first day of the re-opening to the public of the Wildlife Conservation Society New York Aquarium in Coney Island on May 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. — Reuters Photo
People sit on a swing ride at the fairway in Coney Island, in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened before the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
People sit on a swing ride at the fairway in Coney Island, in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened before the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
Lights illuminate the amusement park at Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened before the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
Lights illuminate the amusement park at Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened before the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
A couple embraces on the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened before the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
A couple embraces on the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, May 26, 2013. Seven months after Hurricane Sandy, New York's beaches have reopened before the Memorial Day holiday. — Reuters Photo
A man looks out at the Statue of Liberty as the sun sets in New York, May 26, 2013. The statue and Liberty Island will reopen to the public on July 4 after having been damaged by Hurricane Sandy last year. — Reuters Photo
A man looks out at the Statue of Liberty as the sun sets in New York, May 26, 2013. The statue and Liberty Island will reopen to the public on July 4 after having been damaged by Hurricane Sandy last year. — Reuters Photo
People on a water taxi pass by the Statue of Liberty as the sun sets in New York, May 26, 2013. The statue and Liberty Island will reopen to the public on July 4 after having been damaged by Hurricane Sandy last year. — Reuters Photo
People on a water taxi pass by the Statue of Liberty as the sun sets in New York, May 26, 2013. The statue and Liberty Island will reopen to the public on July 4 after having been damaged by Hurricane Sandy last year. — Reuters Photo
Steeplechase Pier, damaged by Superstorm Sandy, is undergoing repairs at Coney Island Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Not all the repairs are finished, not all the sand is replaced and not every nearby businesses has recovered. Seven months after Superstorm Sandy devastated hundreds of miles of shoreline, most of New York’s beaches are officially open this Memorial Day weekend. — AP Photo
Steeplechase Pier, damaged by Superstorm Sandy, is undergoing repairs at Coney Island Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Not all the repairs are finished, not all the sand is replaced and not every nearby businesses has recovered. Seven months after Superstorm Sandy devastated hundreds of miles of shoreline, most of New York’s beaches are officially open this Memorial Day weekend. — AP Photo
Aerial file photo provided by the US Air Force shows flooding on the New Jersey shoreline caused by Superstorm Sandy. The unprecedented storm surge caused by the storm caused the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to increase the number of storm surge forecasters at the National Hurricane Center starting with the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season. They will also provide potential storm surge hazards at least 48 hours before the onset of tropical storm or gale-force winds. — AP Photo
Aerial file photo provided by the US Air Force shows flooding on the New Jersey shoreline caused by Superstorm Sandy. The unprecedented storm surge caused by the storm caused the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to increase the number of storm surge forecasters at the National Hurricane Center starting with the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season. They will also provide potential storm surge hazards at least 48 hours before the onset of tropical storm or gale-force winds. — AP Photo

The New Jersey shore ushered in the unofficial start of summer on Friday, with businesses making last-minute preparations and officials declaring the resort towns ready for visitors seven months after Superstorm Sandy.

While the statue and Liberty Island will reopen to the public on July 4 after having been damaged by Hurricane Sandy last year.


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