Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City, leaving 44 residents dead and causing billions of dollars in damages, NY1 Political Anchor Errol Louis tours one Queens neighborhood that is on its way to recovery after the storm.
Over two nights, Louis visits three businesses that are focal points to the Rockaway Beach community and then holds a roundtable discussion with their owners at the Bungalow Bar, a popular neighborhood restaurant that was badly damaged in the storm.
The tour looks at how Rockaway Beach reacted to the storm and how it has struggled to recover over the last year. Louis also asks about what the federal, state, and city governments have done right in the aftermath of Sandy – and where they dropped the ball. Louis also talks about the challenges facing the next mayor when it comes to Rockaway’s recovery.
The panel’s participants are the co-owner of the largest employer on the Rockaway Peninsula, Madelaine Chocolate’s Jorge Farber; Kevin Boyle, the editor-in-chief of Rockaway’s weekly newspaper, The Wave; Bungalow Bar co-owner Terence Tubridy; and NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt, a Rockaway Beach resident.
The two-part tour and discussion begins tonight on “The Road to City Hall” at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and concludes with tomorrow night’s program.