NEW YORK (AP) — Manager Ash Mohamed reopened his Manhattan sandwich place after losing two days of business after the storm.
However, only four of his eight employees were able to make it to work at the Fresco Cafe on 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue.
Mohamed, who arrives at work at 5 a.m., says it usually takes him 20 minutes from his Harrison, N.J. home. On Wednesday it took 90 minutes. Heavy traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel and a power outage in his home town made going slow.
He was busy making coffee and toasting bagels but said scheduling deliveries and getting employees to report to work has been difficult.
Before the storm, when he would hear about people losing power he didn't really care. Now, he says, "I know what it's like."