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 protected]
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.
Earlier this week, FEMA posted flyers on car windshields throughout Gowanus with detailed instructions about how to apply for Hurricane Sandy disaster assistance for those who sustained losses or property damage. A scan of that flyer is posted above.
The flyer instructs those in need to apply at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA. When you apply for disaster assistance, please have the following available:
A couple of weeks ago we reported that Translator Audio Studios in Gowanus — owned by producer Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Made out of Babies, Converge, Keelhaul, etc) and Candiria’s John LaMacchia — was destroyed when Hurricane Sandy’s floodwaters broached the banks of the nearby Gowanus Canal. The loss was complete, as 100% of the gear that Schneider had collected for the past two decades was destroyed.
A little bit of good news: Translator Audio and its partners The South Sound and Civil Defense Studios have begun accepting donations to help the studios get back on their feet. Those wishing to contribute to the relief effort can do so here.