River Café Hopes to Reopen Within a Month

Coming back, soon.
Coming back, soon.Photo: Carmen Lopez and AJ Wilhelm

Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe is still finishing up his massive restoration of the River Café, which was damaged heavily during Hurricane Sandy last year. Ever the perfectionist, the Observer recently found him “showing his construction workers the correct way to shellac a wall.” The waterfront restaurant has not set a hard reopening date, but O’Keeffe says he wants to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Sandy in the renovated dining room. [NYO, Earlier]