New homes rising from Sandy devastation in Sheepshead Bay

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Some Brooklyn waterfront communities like Sheepshead Bay are still rebuilding six years after Superstorm Sandy.

Sandy left Melissa Haggerty's home underwater and her life upside-down.

"We didn't have a sewer system, so what happened was it was like a bathtub where the water came," she recalls. "It filled up 8 feet but didn't go back out with the outgoing tide."

But now six years later, her new home is taking shape as the city's Build It Back program puts the finishing touches on 19 new homes at Stanton Court. They feature elevated foundations and a modern drainage system.

It's one of several Sandy-rebuilding projects in Sheepshead Bay funded by federal recovery grants.

Haggerty says she can't wait to move into her new home by the end of the year.

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