Sandy in Red Hook + Dumbo

Sandy_repost01These images are the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, primarily in neighborhoods Red Hook and Dumbo in Brooklyn, NY. They were taken this afternoon 10/30 after the flooding had subsided and the residents of the affected areas were able to begin to put things back in order. I talked to people about their main concerns, which varied from electrical problems, damaged furniture, ruined car motors, and for a homeless man, the health of his cats. Oil coated the ground in some areas, every house had a pump transferring water from basements to gutters, and electrical wires sagged too low for comfort, but Red Hook appears to be in recovery mode. I rode my bike into Manhattan, but it was simply deserted near the water and I wanted to photography a neighborhood, people interacting, solving, offering empathy.

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