In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which reaped havoc across the Atlantic seaboard a week ago, many residents of Coney Island and the surrounding areas are struggling to return to normalcy. Stores remain shuttered and many buildings still lack power and heat. The streets and yards remain littered with debris and residents’ belongings which have been destroyed by flooding. The gated community of Sea Gate was torn apart by the storm, with many buildings left uninhabitable and both the sea wall and outer wall destroyed.
Photos by Skyler Reid