Hurricane Sandy Doesn’t Hamper This Brooklyn Hatter

Photograph by Nicholas Leiber

When New York City closed its public transportation system in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, millions who could stay home from work on Oct. 29 did just that. As rain and wind picked up on a gritty stretch not far from the purposely rusty facade of the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the restaurant equipment resellers, auto body shops, tire flat fixers, and oil change/car wash joints, stood silent.

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