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What Hurricane Sandy Did to Staten Island (Photos)

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Sandy in Staten Island.

As I noted earlier this afternoon, today is the first really big day of city-wide volunteerism and cleanup in Staten Island, the Rockaways and the other parts of Brooklyn and Queens that were hardest hit by the storm. In the past few days, I’ve heard Staten Island being referred to as “the forgotten borough.” An Associated Press reporter wrote this morning, “Gazing at her bungalow, swept from its foundation and tossed across the street, Janice Clarkin wondered if help would ever come to this battered island off the coast of Manhattan.” Clarkin asked the AP reporter, “Do you see anybody here?,” adding, “On the news, the mayor’s congratulating the governor and the governor’s congratulating the mayor. About what? People died.”

There are so many sad stories out of Staten Island: the woman who lost her two children when her neighbors refused to help her. The elderly who died because they couldn’t evacuate. If you haven’t been moved to help yet because you don’t realize how bad things are, here are some photos of Staten Island taken in the areas that were still passable this week:


  • Mess 1 of 22
    Mess
    Armstrong Avenue on the boarder of Great Kills and Eltingville, below Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, NY.
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Dodge 2 of 22
    Dodge
    A Dodge Durango feels the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Armstrong Avenue in Great Kills, Staten Island, NY. Waters rising 15 feet must of carried this half way up the block.
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Debris 3 of 22
    Debris
    Armstrong Avenue in Great Kills.
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Destroyed 4 of 22
    Destroyed
    Tennyson Drive in Great Kills, Staten Island, NY.
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Shiloh 5 of 22
    Shiloh
    Pushed up by Sandy into the playground. It brought its anchor and part of the dock with it.
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Dock 6 of 22
    Dock
    Torn off by Sandy.
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Tranquility 7 of 22
    Tranquility
    This boat ended up on the corner of Mansion Avenue and Cleavland in Great Kills, Staten Island, NY. The boat is so big nobody can get through the street. It's pushed up into Cole's restaurant.
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Cole’s 8 of 22
    Cole's
    The tables are still set inside of Cole's restaurant which was smashed into by this yacht after Hurricane Sandy managed to push it into the intersection.
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Flooded Garage 9 of 22
    Flooded Garage
    With sandbags.
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Feel Free 10 of 22
    Feel Free
    Gross called this one "Reel Life."
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Hole 11 of 22
    Hole
    Gross says, "Tons of other boats were stacked up on top of each other, along with the docks and anchors that were supposed to keep them in the water. This was at Seaside Wildlife Nature Park located in Great Kills, Staten Island, New York."
    Photo credit: Rob Gross
  • Garbage 12 of 22
    Garbage
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Toy Car, Real Cars 13 of 22
    Toy Car, Real Cars
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Windshield Window 14 of 22
    Windshield Window
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Overflow 15 of 22
    Overflow
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Parked Car Collision 16 of 22
    Parked Car Collision
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Smashed 17 of 22
    Smashed
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Car Seat 18 of 22
    Car Seat
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Broken Glass, Bus Stop 19 of 22
    Broken Glass, Bus Stop
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Pile-up 20 of 22
    Pile-up
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Fences 21 of 22
    Fences
    South Beach, Staten Island.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur
  • Tanker 22 of 22
    Tanker
    Incredible.
    Photo credit: Flickr user Jarek Mazur

For ways to help victims of Sandy in New York City, click here.

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