Here's What Staten Island's Oakwood Beach Looks Like 5 Years After Hurricane Sandy

In the five short years since Superstorm Sandy, the Oakwood neighborhood on the East shore of Staten Island has been reclaimed by nature, leaving a desolate area out of a once-thriving community. Check it out in this video from trending news intern Thomas Erik Bascome for the Staten Island Advance.

Abandoned in Staten Island: Five years after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Shore of Staten Island, Oakwood Beach, a once vibrant neighborhood, remains desolate and scarcely inhabited.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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