The southeast shore of Staten Island

Post Author: Nate Dorr

As far as under-visited New York shorelines go, the beaches running the entire southeast coast of Staten Island are positively exotic. Two years after Hurricane Sandy, they still bear the storm’s marks of erosion, destruction, and ongoing remediation (particularly in the now-desolate city buy-out neighborhoods of Oakwood Beach and Fox Beach), but also include the placid, sheltered waters of Raritan Bay, the tranquil North Mt. Loretto State Forest, various expansive beach-front homes, sea-bird filled gulfs, isolated boatyards, and miles of unbroken sand.

Two years after Superstorm Sandy, the south east shore of Staten Island needs rebuilding.