South Street Seaport a 'ghost town' months after Sandy - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

South Street Seaport a 'ghost town' months after Sandy

Posted: Updated:

By MEGHAN BARR
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - The historic cobblestone streets and 19th-century mercantile buildings near the water's edge in lower Manhattan are eerily deserted. It's a neighborhood silenced by Superstorm Sandy.

Just blocks from the tall-masted ships that rise above South Street Seaport, the windows of narrow brick apartment buildings are still crisscrossed with masking tape left by their owners before the storm. Store interiors are stripped down to plywood and wiring. Restaurants are chained shut, frozen in time, saddled with electrical systems that were ruined by several feet of salt water that raced up from the East River and through their front doors.

Nearly four months after the storm, roughly 85% of small businesses near the South Street Seaport are still boarded up. It could be months before some reopen, while others may never return.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Houston-area traffic closures

    Houston-area traffic closures

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:37:09 GMT
    As you start to think about your weekend plans on this Friday-eve, make sure you consider how you're going to get to your destination...watch out for these scheduled closures!
    As you start to think about your weekend plans on this Friday-eve, make sure you consider how you're going to get to your destination...watch out for these scheduled closures!
  • What's going down H-town?

    What's going down H-town?

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:42:32 GMT
    OLD TOWN SPRING CRAWFISH FESTIVAL All weekend http://texascrawfishfestival.com/ 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine Food Affair Anson Aviation - Sugar Land Regional Airport http://www.sugarlandwineandfoodaffair.com/ Da Camera JAM Concerts at Discovery Green Discovery Green Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:15 PM http://www.discoverygreen.com/1011875 Chipotle Green Film Series Friday, April 25, 8:30 pm Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. www.discoverygreen.com http://www.discoverygreen.com...
    OLD TOWN SPRING CRAWFISH FESTIVAL All weekend http://texascrawfishfestival.com/ 11th Annual Sugar Land Wine Food Affair Anson Aviation - Sugar Land Regional Airport http://www.sugarlandwineandfoodaffair.com/ Da Camera JAM Concerts at Discovery Green Discovery Green Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 6:30 PM - 10:15 PM http://www.discoverygreen.com/1011875 Chipotle Green Film Series Friday, April 25, 8:30 pm Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. www.discoverygreen.com http://www.discoverygreen.com...
  • Texas Medical Center job search event focused on military veterans

    Texas Medical Center job search event focused on military veterans

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:51:01 GMT
    As part of an initiative to hire more military veterans, the Texas Medical Center and its member institutions will conduct a job fair for them and their widows/widowers on Thursday until 1 p.m.
    As part of an initiative to hire more military veterans, the Texas Medical Center and its member institutions will conduct a job fair for them and their widows/widowers on Thursday until 1 p.m.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices