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Surveying Sandy's Damage to Red Hook Restaurants

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Red Hook suffered a lot of flooding during Hurricane Sandy. Yesterday afternoon, Eater co-founder Lockhart Steele took a walk through the neighborhood from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., surveying the scene up and down Van Brunt Street. Here's a look at the cleanup underway in the #ZoneA afflicted Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook:

1) Basement pumping and cleanup underway at the bar Red Hook Bait & Tackle on Van Brunt Street. Similar scene next door at the bar Brooklyn Ice House.

2) Inside Hope & Anchor at Van Brunt and Wolcott. Here, the basement flooded but the dining room came out unscathed.

3) A bit further down Van Brunt towards the harbor at Dikeman St., Fort Defiance's dining room is relatively unscathed, but significant basement flooding occurred. (NB the wonderful bakery Baked in Red Hook, across the street, also experience basement flooding.)

4) Just one more block towards harbor, here's the scene outside Eater 38 member The Good Fork. (Note the storm's high water line in the bricks at waist level.) Very determined cleanup work underway when Eater inspected it Wednesday afternoon.

5) Even closer to the water, Brooklyn Crab's perch allowed it to avoid serious damage, suggesting that there is indeed no God.

6) The scene outside legendary Red Hook bar Sunny's, which also took on several feet of seawater.

7) A look inside Sunny's, where the waterline at full surge is evidenced by the salt line on the bar.

8) Signage in the window at Home/Made on Van Brunt.

9) Finally, in this single image, the Wednesday mood in Red Hook.

· All Coverage of Hurricane Sandy [~ENY~]


293 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 347-223-4135

The Good Fork

391 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (718) 643-6636 Visit Website

Brooklyn Crab

24 Reed Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (718) 643-2722 Visit Website

Sunny's Bar

253 Conover St., Brooklyn, NY