Sandy Hits as Fire Island Reconstructs

Bay Walk and Bayberry Walk (via the Ocean Beach Village Police Facebook page)

Fire Island Pines, the development on Fire Island that was gutted by a November 2011 fire, was slated to reopen in time for summer 2013. We wondered whether Sandy would affect the ongoing construction–a question that will only become clear once the hurricane recedes.

Andrew Kirtzman, one of three co-owners, is in the city but directed The Observer via email to the Facebook page for the Ocean Beach Village Police, where photos of the flooding have already been published.

“Crossing my fingers,” he wrote.