From DNA Info:
A major fire and a devastating flood weren't enough to keep the Waterfront Crab House down.
The landmark Long Island City eatery reopened this week after it was destroyed by several feet of water during Hurricane Sandy — the second major disaster in the last few years at the restaurant, which was shut down for five months in 2009 after a fire.
The restaurant, known for its seafood dishes and it's memorabilia-decked walls, has been almost entirely overhauled since the storm four months ago, with new floors, walls and a brand new bar.
Some of the restaurant's decor — the antiques and other collectibles that covered nearly every wall — had to be thrown out, but much of it was hung high enough during the storm that it was salvaged.