Post-Sandy, Sunburnt Cow Still Not Back On All Fours

IMG_9965Samantha Balaban

Three months after Sandy struck, The Sunburnt Cow still hasn’t restarted its dinner service, and is offering only weekend brunch. Its manager, Matilda Boland, told The Local she hopes the Australian spot will be fully operational “by the time it’s warm out.”

While most of its neighbors on Avenue C are back up to full capacity, the Cow was forced to shut its doors for a month when Con Edison turned off its gas because of safety concerns, said Ms. Boland. Then it had to rewire its building, which is over 100 years old. It’s still in the process of replacing damaged equipment.

Meanwhile, state senator Daniel Squadron has urged the quick passage of the NYC Hurricane Sandy Assessment Act, a bill initiated by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The act, if passed, would provide property tax reduction to home and business owners commensurate to the damage done during Sandy.

“Around our city, New Yorkers are still struggling to rebuild their homes and businesses in the wake of Sandy’s catastrophic damage,” said Senator Squadron in a press release. “By providing tax relief to New Yorkers whose property was severely impacted by Sandy, our bill will allow them — and our city — to rebuild and again thrive.”

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