One Year After Sandy
Bronx Lawmakers Celebrate Re-Opening of Tony’s Pier
Standing at the far end of City Island this past Tues., Oct. 29th, elected officials, members of the City Island business community and the owners of Tony’s Pier came together to celebrate its re-opening a year after a fire consumed the entire restaurant during the height of Superstorm Sandy.
At the press conference, Senator Jeff Klein, joined by Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., Assemblyman Mike Benedetto and members of the City Island Chamber of Commerce highlighted the progress made following Superstorm Sandy, while noting there is more work to be done. “Exactly one year ago, Tony’s Pier caught fire in the heart of Superstorm Sandy. As flames consumed the restaurant, decades of hard work and history were at stake,” said State Senator Jeff Klein. “In the past year, we worked hard to help rebuild Tony’s Pier – from expediting building permits to getting the lights turned on, and all that comes in between, my office worked with the owners and planners every step of the day. Today isn’t only a time to reflect on the hardships Sandy caused. It is also a day to celebrate the hard work and resilience of our community.”