In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I witnessed two Long Island communities, Long Beach and Oceanside, located just 1.5 miles from one another, experience very different fates. When disaster struck, Oceanside had few resources to rely on.
Iwan Baan has pursued the story of human survival in the wake of natural disaster for years. On Monday October 29, 2012, with storm warnings brewing on the news, Baan boarded an overnight plane from Europe to New York City.
After the dust from Hurricane Sandy settles and schools resume their normal activity, many may wonder how the disruptions from Sandy might affect student performance. There could be effects simply from the lost days of school.
As efforts progress to rebuild New York City neighborhoods significantly broken by Hurricane Sandy, we would be wise to address a lingering problem afflicting these and other communities: access to healthy food.