NYC Restos Assess Damage After Hurricane Sandy

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NEW YORK — Many New York City-area restaurants — including the landmark River Café — have sustained losses, following the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy.

According to the Huffington Post, the River Café, located on the East River just beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, was severely damaged.

“I built this place. I’sve been here since the beginning in 1977,” Michael O’Keefe, the restaurant’s owner was quoted as saying by The Huffington Post. “I’ve seen lots of storms — but there’s never been anything like this.”

Other restaurateurs affected by the storm include Joe Bastianich, who co-owns eight New York restaurants with Mario Batali, such as Del Posto, Eataly and Babbo.

David Chang’s Momofuku in New York was forced to close following Monday service but fared better as the ingredients were moved to a location across the river, which did not lose power.

The storm caused power outages to 930,000 customers.

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