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Stranded in Coney Island's High-Rises: The Elderly Are Locked in Darkness Behind the Iconic Park.

Over the past week, Tableteers and friends of Tablet have volunteered to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. One writer, Clancy Nolan, went out to the Rockaways to help an elderly couple clean out their home, and found that the pairboth Jewish Democratswere concerned voting would be a 'disaster.' Below, Vox Tablet producer Julie Subrin takes us into the part of Coney Island most tourists never see.

It's a six-mile bike ride from my mid-Brooklyn neighborhood to Coney Island. On summer days, it's an easy trip along tree-lined Ocean Parkway: Hang a right on Neptune Ave, make a stop at Totonno's (old-school brick-oven pizza, no slices, so don't even ask), then pass through a few run-down residential blocks to Surf Avenue, and beyond it the boardwalk, loud rides, hot sand, and ocean.

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Author:Subrin, Julie
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 6, 2012
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