"This is by the Exit 4 ramp off of the Belt Parkway. About a dozen people were standing and watching the water level and the waves rise, flooding the land. The individual in the photo was sitting on the pedestrian path railing while I was standing on the hill, facing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. He sat on the railing for some time watching the water rise. The waves completely covered him multiple times. Eventually he left...."The New York Times interactive.