Beth Fertig is WNYC’s Contributing Editor for Education. She previously covered politics, which included City Hall during the Giuliani administration, and the U.S. Senate campaigns of Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. She also covered transportation and infrastructure.
Sandy Minute-by-Minute: At 3 PM, Social Life Gets More Complicated
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 04:00 AM
Francesca Berisa and Ashley McCarthy are both 13-year-old eighth graders at I.S. 2 in the New Dorp section of Staten Island. After Sandy, Francesca and her family moved to the southern tip of the island because they lost their house.
Now, it's more difficult for Francesca to hang out with her friends after school. And the parks and beaches they used to visit are damaged. "We used to hang out every single day going to the park and now it’s not every single day going to the park," says Francesca.
Ashley says it's hard to recognize her old neighborhood. "There's nothing left. You see the beach. There's no more trees."
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