When we say Brooklyn, New York has it all, we mean it! Did you know that in the Marine Park neighborhood there is a 530 acre wild nature trail and salt marsh with amazing vistas and a place where ospreys and pheasants nest, turtles rest, herons swoop and swans paddle peacefully through the backwater? Yes, it's a fact and you can access this nature preserve just South of Avenue U, near East 36th Street.
Each season on the trail reveals it's wonders, the brilliant colors of Fall and Winter and the glorious Springtime wildflowers all accessible from an easy to follow trail that meanders for about a mile across gently rolling terrain.
Hurrican Sandy has deeply affected the lives of so many people, it was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. Most of us did not want to believe that it would be as devastating as it was. Although power has been restored to many areas affected by Sandy there are still thousands of Brooklynites without power or running water or even worse - without a roof above their heads.
As a lifelong Brooklyn resident, I lived with my identical twin brother Jay and our parents in Brighton Beach when we were young children. I have many very happy childhood memories of those years going to Manhattan and Brighton beaches, the boardwalk, Coney Island, Lundy's restaurant (designated as a landmarked building) on Emmons Avenue, in Sheepshead Bay for the best seafood dinners around. As an adult and a licensed real estate broker for the past 25 years, I have been servicing the coastal neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Sea Gate, Coney Island and Red Hook amongst many other non coastal Brooklyn neighborhoods that were also badly affected by the super storm.
After driving around these neighborhoods, seeing for myself, and talking to many neighborhood residents about the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind, at Accord Real Estate Group our hearts go out to the many, many folks whose lives were changed by Sandy from losing family members, having their home and personal property destroyed and dreams shattered.
We sincerely want to help our neighbors and friends and anybody in needs in any way that we can. Whether it be by giving helpful information, referring good plumbers or electricians or just to listen to you. We understand you maybe more because unfortunately some members of our team are also suffering the devastating effects of the hurricane.
Please click on the links below for some helpful information.
Hurricane Sandy Emergency Information:
For online registration go to www.disasterassistance.gov/ or
call FEMA Helpline - 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) (TTY -1-800-462-7585 for the hearing impaired) in addition to having a pen and paper, please have the following information ready:
your Social Security Number
A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster
A telephone number where you can be contacted
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