Wednesday, January 30, 2013
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
Dunes line its beaches—or lined them until Sandy came and flattened them and about 180 acres of salt marshes have been restored.
For the most part, officials say these features proved their worth in the storm, although others doubt whether they can be replicated in other parts of the city’s shoreline.
On a recent tour of the bay, Elizabeth Jordan, a landscape architect at the New York City Parks Department, pointed to a low ridge of sand along Plumb Beach. It used to be a line of 12-foot-high sand dunes. Now, that sand is scattered across the bike path, about 50 feet further inland.
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