It may be 2013, but for those whose lives and businesses were devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, it’s anything but last year’s news. Many businesses still have not reopened, and Eater NY is following three of them, all restaurants, in a new video series called The Sandy Chronicles.

The series follows three New York City restaurants, Home/Made in Red Hook, Barbarini Alimentari in the Seaport, and Almondine in Dumbo, as they clean up, evaluate, and make decisions about reopening.

Here is the first episode, titled “The Road to Recovery.”

In the video, Home/Made mentioned they wanted to do a New Year’s Eve dinner. According to their Facebook page, they were able to open for brunch on New Year’s Day and hope to be fully operational by the end of January.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.