Tony Mazzarella, who founded the famed eatery in 1977, estimated the damage from the monster storm at about $150,000, but the extent of the destruction remains unknown.
“We can’t even begin to assess the damage of any equipment because we have no power,” said Mazzarella’s daughter, Chris.
Ever since the hurricane, which flooded the Borden Avenue restaurant with 6 feet of water, they have been working from dawn to nightfall, she said: “just scrubbing and cleaning.”
With no working computer and with communication difficult because of her cellphone’s dropped calls, she said it is impossible to even fill out an application for help.
On Monday, she was among the dozens of business owners and residents who came to a meeting organized in Hunters Point by Congresswoman