This photograph is by Michael Claro, a Brooklyn resident and photographer, who documented the after effects of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The photographs were taken the day after the storm as he traveled along the Belt Parkway to Coney Island in Brooklyn. About the above photograph, Claro says, “Reaching Coney Island, I was happy to see the Parachute jump still standing as well as the iconic Wonder Wheel, however, the Shore hotel sign flapped in the wind like a cheap vinyl banner. Sad.”
A selection of Claro’s photographs are on display at BHS Dumbo’s Waterfront exhibition in a section titled “Rising Waters,” dedicated to Hurricane Sandy and sea level rise.
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