This month is the 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. On Friday, October 21, Coney Island History Project Director Charles Denson's documentary The Storm (2013) will be shown at Coney Island Brewery at 1904 Surf Avenue. The screening is at 6:30pm and is free and open to the public. The filmmaker will be present to talk about what we learned from Sandy.
Denson rode out Superstorm Sandy in Sea Gate, where his apartment and car were destroyed by the storm surge. He recorded dramatic footage of the storm coming ashore on the evening of October 29, 2012, as well as the preparations for the storm, the surge at Coney Island and Sea Gate, and the storm's aftermath.
This film is timely, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has just released the New York Harbor Coastal Resiliency Plan. The complex proposal will have extreme consequences for Coney Island and the surrounding shorefront communities. Also, there is no guarantee that the $52 billion plan will prevent catastrophic flooding. Come to the screening to find out more about the plan!