Hartsdale pastry shop owner spends thousands of dollars out of pocket to rebuild after Ida

While many Hudson Valley streets recovered after Ida caused major floods nearly one month ago, some businesses are still struggling to keep their doors open.

News 12 Staff

Sep 24, 2021, 9:35 PM

Updated 1,022 days ago

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While many Hudson Valley streets recovered after Ida caused major floods nearly one month ago, some businesses are still struggling to keep their doors open.
Joseph Floriano has been the owner of Enrico's Pastry Shop in Hartsdale for 15 years. Now he says his shop is teetering on the edge.
Floriano says the shop’s basement flooded from Ida's remnants a few weeks ago. He has been lucky enough to be able to begin reopening as other businesses on his street still remain closed.
However, Floriano says that luck has come at a steep price. He says he’s spent $35,000 to $40,000 out of his own pocket just to pay for the cleanup.
Floriano estimates he needs to replace another $150,000 in equipment from his flooded basement, like his bagel maker. With three kids, he keeps pushing to stay afloat.
Floriano says he’s been in touch with FEMA and his insurance company but hasn’t received any assistance yet.
“I'm at everyone's mercy....and some people will make it, some people won't,” he says.
Loyal customers of the shop are trying to keep the doors open with a GoFundMe page.
Floriano says all he wants is to revive his shop so he can get back to work.


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