From the Daily News:
More than three months after Superstorm Sandy ripped through Rockaway, residents are still struggling without the services New Yorkers take for granted: electricity, post offices, banks and supermarkets.
But what’s even more painful, some locals say, is the perception outside the peninsula that life is somehow back to normal.
“They don’t understand,” said long-time Belle Harbor resident Ed Andrews. “They need to come out here and take a walk along the beach.”
A home at the end of Andrews’ block still sits precariously on the sand, one side torn open by the storm to reveal a dining room and staircase.
“You have to go down Woodhaven Blvd. or Brooklyn to do shopping,” said Andrews, adding the commercial strip on Beach 129th St. is “demolished.”
There are still almost 2,000 customers without power in the Rockaways, according to the Long Island Power Authority.