Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney met with business and community leaders during a survey of damages at Long Island City / Hunters Point locations November 1, 2012. She was accompanied by her Chief of Staff Shelby Garner; and, Arthur Rosenfield, President of the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to finding specific damage to businesses in the area, and offering suggestions for help, the Congresswoman identifed environmental and health concerns needing attention of the EPA, FEMA, and other agencies of Federal Government.
Noteably, the Congresswoman was impressed by the resiliance of the community, and also the fact that there were many anecdotal stories about people in the community helping eachother in dramatic and important ways.
OurLIC is processing full video coverage of the Congresswoman's "feet on the ground" survey and conversations with business owners. Video segments will be posted here as soon as it is possible to load them. This article is work-in-progress.
During visit to the site, (L) Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney indicates where the waterline was from flooding that damaged The Waterfront Crabhouse. Tony Mazzarella, Owner (R)
Congresswoman Maloney meets with Plaxall owners Matt Quigley (R) and Andrew Kirby (L)