Nobody should be in Breezy now. It is a great place, a barrier beach locked community co-op with bungalows and a few sand streets between Manhattan and Long Island and the Atlantic - the “point” with riptides and great views to match. The cars are all kept in Parking lots farther in. There are no real big buildings, no real streets - you have to leave to go to high school, etc - It’s quite special.
I have a friend who lived there and visiting was really fun. Roll out of bed and go swimming in the ocean. At night, go out on the boardwalk and look at Coney Island, right there.
Breezy isn’t that big and a fire of 50 homes is devastating. They had a twister last year and that was quite strange. It’s expensive to get a place but you can’t just buy there - you have to be recommended by community folks.
Unfortunately, when the fire started they reported that the FDNY had to rescue at least 30 people, if not more who were in the path of the fire. Like so many on threads here at FR yesterday there are, unfortunately, too many who did not take the warnings seriously.
I’m going through video on the link that Beach Babe put up a little bit ago... It looks devastating in so many areas. And that’s before dawn.