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More than a dozen businesses in the 9-block section of Old Seaport in Lower Manhattan are partnering with Yelp for a week offering incentives and discounts to bring in new business. These establishments all suffered significant damage in Superstorm Sandy.

Dating back to the 1800s, the Paris Cafe is one of those original New York City establishments where history lives. Diarmuid Hackett, one of the owners, says the bar was the first in city to have electric lights. The latest chapter of the century old bar has been one of the most difficult.

Like many of the businesses in this stretch of South Street, the Paris Cafe was closed after Hurricane Sandy and re-opened just in time for one of the worst winters on record. The bar could use a good summer.

The Salty Paw, a boutique pet store, is among the other small businesses taking part. Like many here, the shop has rebuilt and is ready to move on.

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