Six months after Sandy ravaged the city, parks and beaches have still not fully recovered.
Workers are rushing to assemble about 500 picnic tables by Memorial Day -- about twice as many as they normally set up. Hundreds were wrecked.
Also destroyed or washed away by the October storm were lifeguard stands.
The city's Department of Parks and Recreation tells The New York Times that extra carpenters were hired and more table saws and other equipment purchased to get the job done.
One good thing has come of the disaster: the replacement tables and other equipment will all be new--set up in popular outdoors spots like Orchard Beach and Pelham Bay Park, both in the Bronx.