Articles on Sandy

Pier 17 Restaurant Holding Up Construction in FiDi

Pier 17 South Street Seaport

A year after Hurricane Sandy, and the South Street Seaport area of the Financial District still hangs in a state of uncertainty. For decades, the Pier 17 shopping mall was a tourist jackpot. It had everything—a prime downtown location, a variety of shops and restaurants, and fantastic waterfront views. Several local businesses benefited from increased foot traffic due to their proximity to Pier 17. Though many businesses were unable to open soon after Sandy, Pier 17 was able to reopen less than a month after the superstorm. The mall had plans to undergo a massive renovation prior to the storm, and continues with those plans today.

Sandy Battered Financial District Moves Toward Recovery

Hurricane Sandy Construction

Mayor Bloomberg has announced federal plans for a $1.8 billion Sandy relief fund to be allocated for New York City. While eligibility details will not be concrete until the U.S. Department of Housing approves the plan in April or May, this is a step in the right direction for hard hit neighborhoods, such as the Financial District.