• Indiana Koenig, 74, bought her house in Arverne, New York in 1975. Originally from Jamaica, Koenig was attracted to the Rockaways because of its proximity to the ocean. Indiana stayed in her home throughout the storm and its aftermath, surviving without heat through the long winter in Rockaway. In June 2013 a fire destroyed much of her home. She is living in temporary housing in Rockaway Beach on Beach 72nd street.