John Cori watched Rockaway beaches waste away – then demanded something be done about it. Photo: Maura R. O'Connor

John Cori warned you

When Congress repeatedly stalled a study to shore up the Rockaways’ beaches, a local electrician decided his community couldn’t afford to wait for action any longer

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Brooklyn's Park Slope armory is home to hundreds of residents of seaside group and adult homes displaced by superstorm Sandy. Photo: William Farrington

More than shelter

At the Park Slope armory, volunteers care for hundreds of people with special needs displaced from the Rockaways by Sandy

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