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photos by Gretchen Robinette

Staten Island - Sunday -- 11/4/2012
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath on Staten Island on 11/4/12

The Staten Island Advance reports:

Tom Lacey has posted a simple message on the front door of his storm-gutted Great Kills home -- "If you are found here tonight, you will be found here tomorrow."
Down the block on Goodall Street, Rocco Rubio has written a similar message on a piece of plywood covering up a window that once faced the waters off Crescent Beach.

Since Hurricane Sandy hit Monday night, the two have seen their share of shady characters -- a man actually entered Lacey's house in broad daylight, as volunteers toiled outside Saturday night, and tried to creep out with a wall-mounted TV on an upper floor.

His wife was home, she screamed, and the man -- a bald, white man, about 6 feet tall, wearing a brown jacket and dungarees -- ran out.

As if those ravaged from the hurricane didn't have it hard enough right now, they have the stupid looters to contend with too (it's only a matter of time before one gets shot).

If you'd like to help out in Staten Island, has a huge list of ways you can, and volunteers are needed to help clean up parks this Saturday & Sunday.

BrooklynVegan photographer Gretchen Robinette, whose post-Hurricane blackout pictures you saw the other day, visited Staten Island on Sunday. Her pictures from that trip are in this post and continue with some videos below...


Voters on Staten Island, N. Y. began lining up to vote at makeshift polling stations, just one week after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the New York City borough. (Nov. 6)

Hurricane Sandy's aftermath on Staten Island on 11/4/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath on Staten Island on 11/4/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath on Staten Island on 11/4/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath on Staten Island on 11/4/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath on Staten Island on 11/4/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath on Staten Island on 11/4/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath on Staten Island on 11/4/12
Hurricane Sandy's aftermath on Staten Island on 11/4/12



Comments (13)

Now this is sad. There need to be more volunteer help from people outside of Staten Island.

Rather sad to see the fashion condo set back shopping like drones in lower Manhattan not caring about anything but their small little shallow worlds.

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2012 7:33 PM

oh God, i hope everything's gonna be ok from now.

Posted by Paket Tour Eropa Plus Umroh | November 6, 2012 8:28 PM

Casey Neistat - drives an Audi to Staten Island - only donates the $ he got in royalties from filming #Sandy

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2012 8:35 PM

This IS NOT a big deal. People in Florida go through this kind of shit EVERY few years. You people in the north east always talk about how tough you are, right? I guess that's just a bunch of bullshit, huh? Now the rest of the country will have to endure you little bitches crying about this for the next ten years like 9-11, huh?

You whiny fucking cocksuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 4:58 AM

4:58, Florida builds for hurricanes. The same cannot be said for Staten Island. And without being there to witness it first hand, well, you know the saying- "assuming"... You seem to be making an ass out of yourself.
Sounds like you have some anger and could use a hug.
Do you live in Florida?
It must be hard. We know.
Meanwhile there are many more people without homes and without heat here in NYC.
Practice empathy sometime.
With love, NYC

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 6:01 AM

4:58 so let's get this straight, people lose their loved ones, friends, neighborhood, all possessions, and they're whiners? We should talk about this in person, instead of posting anonymously. Why don't you bring your smug ass to Staten Island and see how that b.s. your spewing flies here.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2012 9:39 AM

4:58 That Florida post is preposterous....He is an ASSHOLE...I summer in SI and winter in FL...Homes in both...Lucky home in SI ok...
Family there fine...We are blessed...Yes, that guy should visit you in SI...Knock a couple of his teeth out for me please...Peace and healing to all in SI !!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2012 12:36 PM

oh gosh! so awful, so sorry about it...

Posted by Paket Tour Istanbul Turki Plus Umroh | November 12, 2012 1:45 AM

4:58 r u really serious? betcha if ya came to staten island you would wind up the BITCH!! my 3 children and i were trapped in 20 ft of water for 3 days in midland beach and u say whinning! crying ABSFUKINGLUTLEY MANY OF US CRYING FOR WHAT WE HAVE LOST BUT that doesnt mean we still cant kick ur stupid ass rite back to florida how about you change annonymous to real name because it seems to me you are the bitch in this situation

Posted by DAWN | November 22, 2012 9:16 PM

Bloggers make the effort to write points down that they feel would be necessary however I do not believe that you have actually done this the right way, sorry.

Posted by Maria | November 22, 2012 9:36 PM

Awful hurricane I love though how everyone is helping other people.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 7, 2013 3:17 PM

How can i contact my greatest friends Tom and Josephine Lacey of Goodall st.Great Kills.I have tried their e mail add. but no luck.

Posted by Warwick Jackson | December 16, 2013 7:46 AM

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