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Red Hook Community Struggles Four Months After Hurricane Sandy


Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 2, 2013 Last Updated: March 2, 2013
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NEW YORK—Brooklyn’s Red Hook sits on the water south of Williamsburg and was one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Many mom-and-pop stores have not reopened, and the community is still recovering, according to residents and business owners.

Please enjoy this slideshow showing part of the Red Hook community by photojournalist Deborah Yun, and read the accompanying article: “Choices Narrow for NYC Business Owners in Sandy-Hit Areas

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Red Hook construction continues on after Hurricane Sandy, Feb. 26, 2013

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Red Hook construction continues on after Hurricane Sandy, Feb. 26, 2013.

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Louis Sergi, president of Sergi’s Images Inc., speaks about the six-figure losses his business has experienced from Hurricane Sandy and the effects on current quarterly earnings, Feb. 26, 2013.

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Outside the storefront of Sergi’s Images Inc., after the two-month reconstruction post Hurricane Sandy, Feb. 26, 2013.

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Friends of Firefighters in Red Hook, N.Y., post Hurricane Sandy, Feb. 26, 2013.

(Deborah Yun/The Epoch Times)Tony Catapano and Bill Hodgens, retired firefighters, at the Friends of Firefighters community center in Red Hook, Feb. 26, 2013.

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As a tradition, firefighters from around the world who came to New York to volunteer during Hurricane Sandy left the shirts off their backs to the Friends of Firefighters. The bunk beds were anonymously donated for volunteers.

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Bill Hodgens, retired firefighter, speaks about how the the Friends of Firefighters community center has helped him through a dark time after Hurricane Sandy, Feb. 26, 2013.

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Louis Sergi, president of Sergi’s Images Inc., at his newly remodeled first-floor office after Hurricane Sandy, Feb. 26, 2013.

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Hopeful message, “Give it ur best, Sandy” displayed on a canopy in Red Hook, post Hurricane Sandy.

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