How Cedric Vongerichten Put Perry Street Back Together

Now serving.
Now serving. Photo: Shanna Ravindra

Six feet of water in the kitchen and a dining room flooded with storm surge left almost every fixture and piece of equipment at Perry Street damaged or destroyed. It took almost four months and half a million dollars to reopen. Architectural Digest gets into the details of the renovation, painstakingly carried out to restore everything pretty much to its gleaming, pre-Sandy state. There’s also an intense photo of the flood waters rushing down the stairs into the restaurant’s basement. [Architectural Digest, Earlier]