6 Months – Jay

6 months - Jay

Outside the CVS on Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Jay stands proudly in front on his 12-seater van. He is one of the many Dollar Van drivers who transport residents of Far Rockaway up and down the peninsula.

The Dollar Vans are an integral part of Far Rockaway’s lifeline. Although they are an underground part of the community, these drivers and their vans became indispensable in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. They transported thousands of people during a two week gas shortage and the many months when the A train was out of service.

Kisha Bari is an Australian photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her ongoing work in the Rockaways post Sandy can be seen on her blog www.howsandyhitrockaway.tumblr.com You can see her commercial work at www.kishabari.com