Small businesses want grants to aid Sandy recovery - Article Photos 1/3

In this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, photo, General Manager Ludmila Silva and proprietor Adam Weprin, of the Bridge Cafe, in New York's South Street Seaport, take down the restaurant's neon sign at the restaurant. Like many small business owners in the Northeast whose stores, restaurants, factories and offices were devastated or destroyed by the Oct. 29 storm, Weprin is hoping that federal, state and local officials will quickly come up with grants to help him rebuild and survive. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)