Hunts Point, Locust Point look back to Sandy

Wednesday marks two years since Superstorm Sandy, and while some damaged structures have been rebuilt, others are still in need of repair.

The Locust Point Civic Association took a big hit from Superstorm Sandy. Two years ago, the storm flooded the center and left the interior waterlogged.

The flooring and walls had to be redone, new air conditioning had to be installed and new electricity, plumbing and heating systems were put in.

With help from local politicians, it took about 13 months to get the center equipped to hold community events and neighborhood functions again.

Six miles west in another waterfront community, the rebuilding process has been slow for a particular public spot.

No trespassing signs are still posted at a Hunts Point pier severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy exactly two years ago.

Tiffany Pier in Barretto Park was once a popular spot for sightseeing and fishing, but it hasn't seen a visitor since the storm hit New York City in 2012. Parkgoers say they are disappointed that the pier still remains closed to visitors.

According to the Parks Department website, the agency is developing a design for repairing the pier, and estimates it will cost between $500,000 and $1 million. 

The Parks Department says the scheduled completion date is March of next year.

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