In the aftermath of monster storm Hurricane Sandy, some brave individuals headed out to help and observe the destruction. Coney Island photographer, Jim McDonnell, took these devastating images (facebook) of the destruction left by this Frankenstorm. Jim McDonnell's photos of the Sandy aftermath can be seen on his facebook photo album entitled The Morning after Sandy in Coney Island.
The Shore Theater signage (above) is destroyed and most likely never to be replaced since the future of the theater is still unsure. And like the image in the "Planet of the Apes" of the Statue of Liberty's head broken off and stranded far from its perch, this giant hamburger (below) will spark the same feeling to anyone who knows Coney Island well.
And the new Grimaldi's pizza restaurant (below) is in shambles. It was bashed in by Hurricane Sandy pulling down the massive spider webs that were intricately placed to decorate the restaruant for Halloween.
And in one image (below) what is seen in other photos, seems to the mark where the water rose up to.
All photos courtesy of Jim McDonnell. See all his photos on his facebook here.
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