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    Posted November 16, 2012 by
    Belle Harbor, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

    beachtar and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Sandy's damage across the East Coast
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    Coney Island story


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     'What I found interesting was the kind of the juxtaposition of this site where people who need, who've had such tragendies and then there's this backdrop of Coney Island of these rides and it was a strange contrast,' says beachtar.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    In the shadow of Coney Island's iconic Parachute Jump, privately  charted semis, Red Cross mobile units and National Guard trucks  dispensed their goods and services. The site, a Municipal  Credit Union parking lot on Surf Avenue, has become one of New York  City's many hurricane relief distribution centers. Individuals and whole  families with their blue, red, green and even pink shopping carts  waited in line for hours on this otherwise beautiful mid-November day,  waiting to receive food, clothing, toilet paper and other essentials  that had been washed away by Hurricane Sandy.

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