New York's oldest bar, Bridge Cafe, has been closed since Hurricane Sandy's floodwaters caused significant damage to the dining room. According to the restaurant's fundraising page, the Bridge Cafe team had to replace all the kitchen equipment, plus 85 percent of the wood frame in the basement. But now, the owners offer a few shots of the renovation on Bridge Cafe's Facebook page, plus an encouraging note that it should reopen in May or June.
An Eater tipster also sends word that the storied Paris Cafe, which also took on significant flooding during Sandy, is now expected reopen in May, hopefully before Memorial Day. Word on the street is that the owners are moving the bar back to its original position, so that the space will look as it did in the late 1800s. Good news, all around.
If you have any other tips about progress in the Seaport or any other areas that were affected by Hurricane Sandy, let us know.
· All Coverage of Bridge Cafe [~ENY~]
· All Coverage of Paris Cafe [~ENY~]