A complete makeover following Hurricane Sandy gave this waterfront restaurant and tiki bar a fresh look and a new start.
Two years ago, Hurricane Sandy blasted the East Coast, leaving devastation and tragic loss in its path. One of the most heartening survival and renovation stories has been that of Sam and Joy Corigliano, owners of the Marina Café, located on Great Kills Harbor on New York’s Staten Island.
“We knew a storm was coming, and we made some preparation to place furniture and equipment above the floor level,” says Sam Corigliano. “But we never expected that the storm surge would break the windows in the dining room and flood the restaurant with seven feet of water.”