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At least he builds it back

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Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:40 am, Thu May 8, 2014.

After hearing news of what he termed “the tremendous selfless efforts of a small business helping local residents get back on their feet after Superstorm Sandy,” Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder this week awarded Jeff Bershad, left, owner of J & B Home Improvement in Ozone Park, with April’s Small Business of the Month award.

Bershad stepped up to rebuild the Iroquois Yacht Club in Broad Channel, a key meeting place for fishermen and other area residents, after it was trashed by the tempest. A staple since 1906, the club is set to reopen in July thanks to his efforts.

Noting that Bershad’s own Howard Beach home also was damaged in the storm, Goldfeder said, “J & B is the true embodiment of a community business. Their selfless dedication to the community in the aftermath of Sandy deserves to be commended.”

To nominate a business for the honor, email goldfederp@assembly.state.ny.us.

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