The residents and business owners in the Hunters Point South neighborhood of Long Island City, where Borden Avenue meets the East River, are slowly picking up the pieces in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
This low-lying swath of Western Queens suffered the most damage in the area.
The Waterfront Crab House at 2-03 Borden Ave., which serves up inexpensive and delicious bowls of clam chowder and has papered its walls with boxing memorabilia, filled with about 5 feet of water when the storm hit. Unfortunately the restaurant is no stranger to disaster; it was flooded during Hurricane Irene and hit by a major fire in 2009.
This time thanks to Sandy, “The Crab House is totally devastated,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens, Manhattan) said.
A worker at the establishment pointed to the waterline on Monday afternoon,