Rockaway residents form human chain to show solidarity on Sandy anniversary

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THE ROCKAWAYS, Queens (PIX11) – Neighbors, family members, strangers formed a human chain along the beach in the Rockaways to show how far the area has come since the storm.

Rockaway residents who never met before Sunday held hands, having one major thing in common: they survived Sandy.

They joined thousands of others in solidarity to have a moment of silence for all the victims of Sandy, as the FDNY water canon paid tribute to the nine people the neighborhood lost in the storm.

The event appropriately titled “Rockaway Rising” was created by Lily Corcoran on Facebook.

Wishes attached to 400 eco-friendly water lanterns were let go in the ocean.

Participants say they hope to draw attention to what happened to Rockaway and how the area bounced back.

1 Comment

  • Melissa B.

    I hate that every time the news covers a story on rockaway beach, or Howard beach, you refer to the whole rockaways. Far Rockaway is totally separate from the area you cover because rockaway beach area houses homeowners, and far rockaway house renters. Far rockaway stopped seeing help for Sandy months ago, so please be specific on who’s being helped, cause it certainly isn’t Far Rockaway, Queens!

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