Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 7 AM, Living Without a Boardwalk

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Boardwalk at 92nd Street in Rockaway Park, Queens in October 2013.

Life changed for thousands in our region almost a year ago when Sandy blew in. For John Cori, a resident of Rockaway Beach, that change is most evident when he steps out his front door every morning and heads towards a boardwalk that has yet to be re-built.

Cori said the boardwalk is especially important to him. "I already told my kid, this is where my ashes are going to go when I die, this is the palace. This is heaven to me. And the boardwalk is the key, it's the gateway to our community."

To listen to the whole piece about Cori, click on the audio link.




John Cori

Photos and interview by Stephen Nessen.