On Wednesday afternoon in Coney Island, the Parachute Jump was barely visible through the fog and there wasn’t a soul on West 15th Street. There were only the footprints on the temporary sand dunes, which will not be staying around as a tourist attraction. The sand, which was blown off the beach by Superstorm Sandy, is being cleaned by the Extec screener in the photo below and returned to the beach. As ATZ reported in November, the Army Corps of Engineers established a “temporary storage site,” or TSS, at West 15th Street after moving an estimated 32,000 cubic yards of sand, the equivalent of roughly 12 Olympic-size swimming pools, out of Coney Island neighborhoods to nearby Jacob Riis Park.
Related posts on ATZ…
January 24, 2013: Occupy Sandy’s New Warehouse in Coney Island Landmark
December 7, 2012: Photo Album: Signs of the Times in Post-Sandy Coney Island
November 4, 2012: Coney Island Post-Sandy: A Few Stores Reopen, Most Delayed by Damage
November 9, 2012: Update on Coney Island’s Amusement Area After Sandy