Here's yet another sad example of the wreckage left behind by Hurricane Sandy: restaurant and coffee shop Legal Beans has been just destroyed in Hoboken, New Jersey. Located across the Hudson River from Manhattan, Hoboken has been crippled by this storm with heavy flooding requiring the presence of the National Guard and FEMA volunteers. Now that it's possible to survey the damage there, locals are mourning the loss of Legal Beans to a flood that exploded its windows and apparently carried its furniture down the block.
The restaurant's future is uncertain. France 24 has an interview today with Legal Beans cook Jojo Paloma, who explains, "Today, it's the first time that one could finally come back to start to clean. The owner has just left again, he's truly depressed. We haven't yet seen the least FEMA agent, only neighbors and friends have started to help us. I'm going to have to go down to the basement to see the scale of the damages, I'm afraid that it would in the future be infested with rats and cockroaches."
· National Guard Arrives in Hoboken to Help Thousands [Patch]
· Sandy: "Beaucoup de gens sont partis" [France 24]
· All Hurricane Sandy Coverage on Eater [-E-]