Jessica Machado

It’s hard to imagine that just a few months ago, the Rockaway was bustling with 40-plus surfers vying for waves at a single peak on a Sunday morning. Today, the home to more than 115,000 people and the sanctuary to thousands of New York City surfers, looks like the ravages of a massive war-torn town. No one is in the water and no one will be for a long, long time. [click to continue]