Day 1272

The creek and the castle

June 24th, 2015

Rising over the waters of Bridge Creek like a strong cell phone signal are the four interlocking towers of the former Roy Reuther Houses, now known as the Sand Castle, a 916-unit development built in the early 1970s by the United Auto Workers to house seniors. The complex still has a large number of elderly residents, many of whom were notoriously stranded in their upper-floor apartments without working elevators, heat, electricity, or water for nearly two weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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  1. Stewart Port says:

    I grew up not far from here. In the 60s there was a functioning marina here, with bait shop, and outboard motor shop. It was funky and decidedly working class, and the boats were necessarily small, as they had to pass under the Nassau Expressway / bridge approach– headroom was never more than 8′, i think. When I last visited in 2012 it was completely derelict.

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