While brokers say most buyers tear down Sandy-damaged homes to raise and rebuild, buyers from Ditmas Park opted to restore a house in Sea Gate,  an area hard hit by the storm.  (Photographs by Arman Dzidzovic for the New York Observer)
Real Estate

Climate Change Be Damned: Hurricane Fears Can’t Dampen the Ocean’s Allure

When Angela Sbano and her husband decided to sell their Queen Anne home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, this past spring to move to a large beachfront home in Sea Gate, they encountered a range of reactions. Naysayers questioned why they would ever want to live by the sea, considering the viciousness inflicted on so many coastline communities in the area by Hurricane Sandy, whose two-year anniversary is coming up in October.

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