“Fighting for Retreat after Sandy: The Ocean Breeze Buyout Tent on Staten Island”
SRL member Liz Koslov has published an article on “Fighting for Retreat after Sandy: The Ocean Breeze Buyout Tent on Staten Island” in Metropolitics. Ocean Breeze residents are part of a movement for post-Sandy home buyouts that extends across Staten Island’s East and South Shores. These residents want to do a “managed retreat” from the coast, so that their destroyed neighborhoods can be returned to wetlands that would protect nearby areas from future storms.
In the words of one participant, “People here are willing to give up their land to make those places more resilient. As well as trying to get their lives back on track, they’re willing to help other people that live up the beachfront from us. This is monumental.”