After the Bronx, I moved around a few times but only with the most recent move that I was close to Sheepshead Bay, namely, Bath Beach, which is not to be confused with Bensonhurst. Still, I did not visit Sheepshead Bay area that often, if at all. Only last year when my son started to attend school at Bay Academy, right off the Bay itself, that I realized that there was an actual body of water called Sheepshead Bay. I guess I am too aware of land-fill and such, so that place names sometimes make no sense. Like how Bath Beach used to have a beach -- it is where the Belt Parkway now exists. Not so with Sheepshead Bay. There is still a bay there. And a lovely foot-bridge traversing it, too.
I recently came across an article at Sheepshead Bites, http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/11/in-aftermath-of-sandy-footbridge-gets-much-needed-repairs, and was saddened to see photos of the damage Hurricane Sandy did to the foot-bridge. I haven't been to the area since the hurricane's visit and made the trip this morning. I don't know if any repairs have been made but the bridge was still closed. There were at least two large gaps in the railing. I was short on time so I only took photos from the Bay Academy side and not from the Manhattan Beach side.
|There is a large gap on the western rail.|
|The bridge is not open to the public. Orange cones and yellow tape block off the ramp and there is a wooden wall, with a door for officials to go through.|
|A view of the foot-bridge from the eastern side, more missing railing. I may be wrong, but I think those horizontal beams close to the water was added after the hurricane.|
|This photo has little to do with the bay itself, other than name of the subway station, but it has much to do with a goal which, as a slow long-distance runner, I most likely will never achieve.|