After and Before and After in Seaside Heights

One of the fire breaks in Seaside Heights was cut right at a spot where I had shot several photos before: Lincoln Avenue and the boardwalk.  Here's three shots from that corner; the first is in January after the devastation of Sandy and the destruction of the boardwalk, the second was from this past June after the boardwalk had been reconstructed, and the last was today after the fire.

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I wasn't able to get to the exact same spot with the devastation, but you can see how bad it is now: 

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I have photos of Seaside Heights after Sandy here; more before and after shots from six months into the reconstruction here; and more pictures from this latest tragic fire here. I hope soon I can return to this corner and document yet another recovery, but I think it's going to be a while.

The Fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights

Poor Seaside Heights and Seaside Park really can not catch a break  (the fire crossed the border of the two towns, NJ.com has a great map here).  Here's some photos from the heartbreaking scene today:

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Fortunately, the fire was contained to the south end of the boardwalk; the north end survived and was doing well today as part of a previously scheduled fair where I had an excellent cheesesteak. 

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Many more photos from today here; three pictures of one corner of the boardwalk after Sandy and after the fire here; pictures of the Seaside Heights recovery back in June here, and pictures after Sandy here.

After all that devastation, here's a nice sunset from Island Beach State Park, a few miles from the site of the fire. 

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Update September 17, 2013: Asbury Park Press has a great article and video on the cause of the fire here

 

Seaside Heights Sandy Recovery, Six Months Later

I visited Seaside Heights, NJ back in January, and Sandy's devastation was truly remarkable (my photos here).  I went back last night, and was glad to see that they have made tremendous progress, at least along the boardwalk.  Here's some before and after photos:

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It was great to see a busy boardwalk on a Saturday night, and of course I had to have a cheesesteak. 

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Seaside Heights After Sandy

Seaside Heights New Jersey, devastated by Sandy, just recently reopened to the public--I tried to get in on Christmas Eve but the entire town was closed to non-residents. The beach is still off limits but you can see the extent of the damage pretty clearly from behind police lines.  The entire boardwalk is just gone:

Not many local businesses, have reopened, but Steaks Unlimited is back up and running until 3am and I had a great Cheesesteak there! 

I look forward to going back this summer and seeing the progress.

I drove out north through Mantoloking, and while the bridge is repaired, the remaining devastation is just unfathomable: