Ravaged by Sandy, a close-knit beach community tries to hold on
(MCT) — NEW YORK — Bill Diffendale’s grandparents used to come here at the turn of the century, when the only access to Breezy Point was via boat and when most visitors pitched tents in the sand.
Diffendale’s father met his mother here in the 1950s. Years later, Diffendale met his wife here, and like earlier generations, he embraced the community of narrow lanes and bungalows painted the colors of the sea: green, blue and stormy gray.
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