Preparing for Hurricane Sandy!

Apparently this rumored Frankenstorm is no joke! I decided its better to be safe so I raced out to Coney Island to batten down the hatches of my shops! We filled pink sandbags & tried to move merchandise up! I hope it is all needless like last year’s hurricane scare!

I have a couple of sandbag filling helpers! Charlie Denson, author of Coney Island Lost & Found & director of Coney Island History Project filling pink bags!

Thanks to my fabulous crew! Rachel, 10 year old Jessie & her mom! All customers who pitched in to help! — with Rachel Ayn Pickens.

Sand wall built on the Coney Island beach to protect my shop and the boardwalk. The reality of the threat really hit me when I saw this. Photo by — with Kim Löfgren.