FLORAL PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The day after a devastating fire ripped through a row of stores on Long Island the neighborhood started coming together.
Residents and business owners were brainstorming ways to rebuild, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported Monday.
They say bad news travels fast. But in Floral Park, restaurant owner Paul Capoziello is finding out that kindness travels further.
“After a devastation or a tragedy like this, you really see how important you are to people when you don’t realize it,” Capoziello said.
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For 12 years, Capoziello’s restaurant, Capo, has faithfully served families, supported fundraisers, and most recently fed COVID-19 first responders.
His restaurant along with 10 other damaged or destroyed storefronts make up the popular and extremely beloved hub on Covert Avenue.
Nancy Millus, who has memories patronizing each one like so many other