Root Hill Cafe posted the above picture of a VERY flooded Fourth Avenue (at the intersection of Carroll Street) on their Twitter account yesterday morning at around 8:05am following the intense thunderstorm that rolled through the NYC area this morning. Gowanus Your Face Off called Root Hill and spoke with Maria, who verified that the cafe is open for business today with no significant damage.
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It’s been a full month and a half since Hurricane Sandy came in and sucker punched New York in the face. All over New York people are still sorting out the giant mess that the water made. To help understand the scope of destruction a local group that supports the local Community Board called Friend’s of Community Board 6 are mapping out the places effected by the Storm in the South Brooklyn area. The group has created a public google map for people to mark the location of hurricane damage in the South Brooklyn area.
At the time of this post there are 11 places marked on the map. We are sure there is much much more.
Were you effected? well, the Friend’s of Community Board 6 want to know. You can and should put your info down if your place received damage from the storm. This information will be extremely valuable for research being done in the area.
For specific questions on how your info will be used, you can send a note to: email@example.com
This video features Mary Ellen Buxton of Pier Glass in Red Hook talking about the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. Despite unbelievable damage Mary Ellen and her team have been cleaning and rebuilding their studio.
This video is from Story of America: A Nation Divided a doc web series meant to explore unity, democracy and prosperity in America.