Fort Defiance in Red Hook stayed open deep into Hurricane Sandy – and was seriously battered. St. John Frizell, the owner, is beginning rebuild efforts, and Pizza Moto will park its mobile wood-fired oven truck out front on Van Brunt Street to serve pizza to...

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Generally, if Con Edison causes losses of perishable items due to a service problem, claims can be submitted within 30 days for up to $9,000 worth of damages. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, when ConEd turned off much of the power to affected areas...

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We were in Zone A, the LES and other blacked out parts of New York City, visiting bars and restaurants who were affected, and it appears that the Department of Health and other agencies were doing the same thing and writing violations. With operations back...

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Contact NYC Restaurant attorneys to set up a free review of your lease for casualty, loss, damage and other clauses that may allow your restaurant or bar not to pay rent for the time you were closed  until the landlord makes repairs to damages caused...

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Landlord Tenant Cases Expected to Rise After Sandy Nearly every restaurant below 34 Street in Manhattan, as well as in DUMBO, Red Hook and southern Brooklyn; and the Rockaways in Queens, has been severely affected economically by Hurricane Sandy – but this does not mean...

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A common question this week has been whether hourly employees who did not work while the restaurant is closed for Sandy should be paid projected salaries. This is a tricky question, especially since most restaurants were hurt economically by Sandy and may not even be...

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New York is an “at will” employment state, so anyone not under a contract can be fired or may quit for any reason that is not illegal. That does not prevent employees who are terminated or quit from filing federal cases and complaints with the Equal...

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Sandy was terrible for NYC restaurant businesses, but it also shuttered the Department of Health, Environmental Control Board (ECB), court system and other Federal and State agencies where violations or hearings need to be dealt with. If you missed a date for a hearing or...

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and its effects on the restaurant and bar industry in NYC, the Department of Health and State Liquor Authority are faced with many restaurants that cannot open again or that will need to relocate temporarily or permanently. As NYC...

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Top Chefs Unite for Sandy Relief Monday, November 5, 2012, Chefs Jen Carroll, Angelo Sosa, Kevin Sbaga and Dale Talde will put on a mini-Top Chef All Stars during two seatings at Sosa’s Anejo restaurant in midtown to benefit the Red Cross. Reservations can be...

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