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Sandy in the South Bronx; Model Units Revealed at 225 Rector

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SOUTH BRONX?Throughout the extensive news coverage of Hurricane Sandy's destruction, the South Bronx has barely been mentioned. But a tipster sent the above photo, showing that the area clearly suffered serious flooding at the height of the storm. Our tipster writes:

The photo was taken about 8:30pm on Monday, as we were reaching high tide. I live in the Clocktower Building on the corner of Bruckner Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, and we came very close to the first floor flooding. Luckily, you have to go up three steps to get to the main level. Those who have basement duplexes did experience flooding, as well as local businesses. As the high tide passed, the water started to recede. NYPD and FDNY did block off the streets and the entrance to the Third Ave Bridge during the evening on Monday night. [...] Now, it seems as everything is back to normal, save for the line of cars waiting for gas from the Hess station on Bruckner. It has been that way since Thursday. Friday it hit its peak as the line stretched from Bruckner and Brown Place all the way back to Lincoln and 138th. It was quite the line – apparently 4+ hours. [CurbedWire Inbox] BATTERY PARK CITY?Related Companies unveiled new model units by Interior designer Jonathan Adler at 225 Rector Place. The designs "bring 'cinematic twinkle' and 'colorful optimism'" to the units, a 938-square-foot, 2BR/2BA and a one-bedroom.

[CurbedWire Inbox; official]

225 Rector Place

225 Rector Place, New York, NY 10006