Mary Ellen of Pier Glass in Red Hook, Brooklyn shares her story about how Hurricane Sandy gravely damaged her business and her home. Despite the property damage to the glass-blowing studio, she draws strength from the community that pitched in to help her and her colleagues clean up and rebuild the studio.
A Hurricane in Brooklyn is a video series that is part of Story of America: A Nation Divided. In this series, we explore how the Sandy recovery effort both exposed existing social divisions and also helped create a sense of community among the residents, business owners, and volunteers that poured in from all over the New York area.
Shot on November 13, 2012.
Filmmakers: Ben Wolf (Director of Photography), Bobby Wagnerman (Sound Mixer & Editor), Annabel Park (Director-Producer)
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