Hurricane Sandy tears through Brooklyn, leaving devastation in its wake

Sandy: The aftermath

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Sifting through the rubble: Brooklynites tour the blanket of discarded flotsam when the storm surge that hit Coney Island receded back into the sea.
Walking on what was once water: Onlookers check out what Hurricane Sandy left behind on the Coney Island shoreline.
A blanket of sand: Up to five feet of sand could be found on Ocean Parkway by the Boardwalk.
Dirty business: Sandy dropped off tons of muck, straw, and garbage all across Coney Island, as this shot on W. 28th Street and Mermaid Avenue shows.
Sidelined: Sandy knocked this SUV onto its side as the hurricane hit Surf Avenue and W. 36th Street.
Watch your step: The Ocean Avenue bridge in Sheepshead Bay has seen better days. It was left a wreck after Hurricane Sandy barrelled across it.
How are we going to straighten this out?: Residents on Avenue W in Bergen Beach didn’t quite know how they were going to right this wrong.
Photographic moment: An onlooker snaps a pic of a tree that Hurricane Sandy swatted aside in Ditmas Park.
Close call: A trees narrowly missed a home on E. 18th Street near Ditmas Avenue.
Arbor avalanche: Over in Bergen Beach, Hurricane Sandy toppled over a number of trees, including this one outside the Malone Community Center.

From Coney Island to Ditmas Park, the damage Hurricane Sandy wrought on the borough was on everyone’s minds, cameras, smart phones, and anything else with a lens and shutter. Here’s an eye-popping glance at Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath taken by Brooklyn Daily’s crack team of photographers.

Reach Deputy Editor Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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