Hurricane Sandy Hits New York Music Organisation

Vintage synthesisers destroyed by floodwaters at the New Amsterdam offices in Brooklyn, New York.

Hurricane Sandy Hits New York Music Organisation

The New York based music organisation and record label New Amsterdam suffered horrific damages to its new Brooklyn premises as a result of flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Their recently acquired 3,000 square foot headquarters, in the badly hit Red Hook area, was flooded with four feet of polluted sea water.

Among the casualties was much of the organisation’s record label stock, vintage synthesisers, furniture and there was significant damage to the building’s fittings such as doors and plumbing. The organisation’s entire financial records were lost, as well as their back-up hard drive. 

New Amsterdam, a non-profit organisation, believe they need to install industrial dehumidifiers to combat toxic mould, and have launched an online appeal for donations to help them restore the building to a functioning office and performance space.

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Published on 2 November 2012

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