The Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy

One Disaster, Two Worlds

The border between normal and the apocalypse is sharper than you think.

After we spent the afternoon helping clean up the Rockaways in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy — joining the hundreds of volunteers, not to mention enough National Guard troops to retake Baghdad — my friend Olivia said she’d give me a ride back to my apartment in Park Slope.

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