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Crab House reopens after Sandy

Popular LIC restaurant bounces back after third catastrophe in two years

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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:48 am, Thu Feb 21, 2013.

The Waterfront Crab House weathered the storm and reopened post-Sandy on Feb. 12.

The neighborhood staple has served up steaming bowls of clam chouder and papered its walls with boxing memorbilia since it opened in 1977. During Sandy, the restaurant at 2-03 Borden Ave. filled with 7 feet of water. Without flood insurance, they have been paying for the remodelling of the establishment.

On Tuesday many of the restaurant’s patrons turned up to support the landmark and its owner, TonyMazzarella, who always good-heartedly refuses to have his picture taken.

This isn’t the first time they have faced disaster. Last year, a large fire ravaged it’s interior and Hurricane Irene flooded it.

“The Crab House is a landmark,”Community Board 2 Chairman Joe Conley said at the board’s monthly meeting.“We hope they bounce back.”

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