To mark the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Eater NY filmed interviews with a diverse set of restaurateurs whose businessness were hit by the storm. Michael O'Keeffe (The Water Club, The River Cafe), Noah Bernamoff (Mile End Delicatessen), Joshua Russ Tupper (Russ & Daughters), Christophe Hille (Northern Spy Food Co.), and Ben Schneider and Sohui Kim (The Good Fork).
Tupper talks about staying open to provide a sense of normalcy after the storm; Hille describes serving free food to lines of hungry people. Meanwhile, Bernamoff describes the re-building: "While I could sit here and talk about the physical rebuilding, the financial costs, I would be doing a disservice to what I think is really the most important thing that I came across in the last 11 months down here," he says, "which was selflessness, charity, and just a general sense of community well-being." Go, watch:
Video: Restaurateurs Look Back at Sandy, One Year Later
· Restaurateurs Look Back at Sandy, One Year Later [Eater NY]
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