Tribeca fared better but Manhattan Youth heavily damaged

The Downtown Community Center was heavily damaged by the storm.

BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Most buildings in Tribeca survived the record-breaking Superstorm Sandy that ravaged the area — with the exception of Downtown’s largest youth community center.

The Manhattan Youth Downtown Community Center was completely submerged in water in the hours after the storm passed through the city, rendering its space kaput, according to executive director Bob Townley. Rebuilding the center will likely take months and cost several million dollars.

Following the peak of the storm at around dawn on Tuesday, Townley wrote an e-mail describing the scene at Manhattan Youth. The exterior and interior of 120 Warren St. had been heavily damaged from 15 to 20 feet of floods.