Superstorm Sandy aftermath felt in Red Hook 6 months later

It took months for many hard-hit businesses to

It took months for many hard-hit businesses to reopen, and some are still closed.

BROOKLYN - While most stores along Van Brunt Street in Red Hook are open for business, some are still closed on the six-month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy due to severe damage.

Ben Schneider, co-owner of the Good Fork restaurant, says that the storm wiped out expensive equipment and damaged the building. He says he took the time the restaurant was closed as an opportunity to come back stronger.

"We took it as an opportunity after being open for a number of years to fix some things that we always wanted to," said Schneider. "We are really a better restaurant than we were before."

A neighboring restaurant, Homemade, has not yet been able to fully open up after floodwaters caused massive damage to its first floor.

For an extended interview on recovering in Red Hook, watch the clips to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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