The Rockaways’ Flood of Good Will

By Caroline Lewis




When Hurricane Sandy hit the Rockaways, more than just water rushed it. The remote urban peninsula was flooded with volunteers, too. Many of them were from Occupy Sandy and they had more than just physical repairs on their agenda. They wanted to spark local economic development, too. What they came up with was part jobs program, part social movement, and it’s a model that’s gaining a foothold in the city.