Sandy victims in NJ take advantage of Black Friday - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Sandy victims take advantage of Black Friday

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

For some Hurricane Sandy victims they took advantage of the great deals on Black Friday to buy some essentials that were lost in the storm. 

You can hear it and see it- the holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing at the Newport Centre Mall in Jersey City. 

"Shop, shop, shop and shop," said shopper Anna Ayum. 

Anna and her mom got up before dawn to do their holiday shopping- and with coupons in hand- they joined other bargain hunters looking for deals in these crowded stores. And they wouldn't have it any other way. 

"It's Black Friday- we're looking for the deals and we don't want to wait until the last minute where we can't have anything on sale," said Anna. "And the excitement of it all, the rush of it all is mostly why we're in the stores that early." 

For the first time ever- the mall opened at midnight for shoppers. But that's not the only thing different this year. While some shoppers, of course, are looking to buy gifts -- others here are taking advantage of Black Friday sales to replace household items they lost because of Sandy. 

"We lost everything- everything destroyed- we buy a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher everything," Flood victim Teresa Pepe. 

Teresa came to Sears for new appliances. Her home in Hoboken was under water after Sandy hit - everything was damaged. 

"Black Friday we see in the paper - they have big sales so we come and pick it up," said Pepe. 

Teresa isn't even thinking about holiday shopping on this Black Friday. She's just trying to get her home and her life back to normal. So maybe this Italian Grandmother can do what she loves best for the holidays -- cook in her new oven. 

"Lasagna, cookies, everything, biscotti -- yeah it's going to be nice, yeah."

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:33:49 GMT
    The body of a missing New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week has been found. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., had been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest and the two became separated, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
    The body of a missing New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week has been found. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., had been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest and the two became separated, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
  • Bergen County sheriff delays deployment of military vehicles

    Bergen County sheriff delays deployment of military vehicles

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:22:51 GMT
    A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he is taking the action after the U.S. attorney general and state attorney general decided to review the program in the wake of police response to civil unrest that followed a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
    A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he is taking the action after the U.S. attorney general and state attorney general decided to review the program in the wake of police response to civil unrest that followed a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:42:49 GMT
    The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Some beaches were open to the public but closed to swimmers. The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
    The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Some beaches were open to the public but closed to swimmers. The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices