On Friday October 25, 2013, President Obama visited Brooklyn and called it cool. But one New York bar and restaurant is a shining example of why New York City and New Yorkers in general are cool.
Meade’s was almost destroyed, alon with eighty percent of the businesses in the area. But with a year of dedication from the owner, Lee Holin, and his employees, the restaurant is open. It hasn’t been an easy year to reopen after Superstorm Sandy, as there was no electricity or hot water. They did everything by candlelight until the electricity could be turned back on. Three weeks later, they reopened, still bruised but not broken. It has only been up ever since.
This Tuesday October 29, 2013, Meade’s is celebrating its ability to overcome Superstorm Sandy, and the public is invited. From 5 p.m. – midnight, the bar will reenact and remember the event, and the rest will be a party. There will be free food and $3 beers. Meade’s is located at 22 Peck Slip at the South Street Seaport, so come out and celebrate!