It's been more than two months since Lower Manhattan was engulfed by flood waters from Superstorm Sandy and many merchants are still without the ability to accept credit and debit cards.

"It hurt business because some people don't carry cash," says Jack Azimi, owner of Rockwell's Restaurant, a downtown staple for 45 years. Until last week, "we didn't have a telephone, so we had no communication with the outside world. We couldn't take orders for pickups and deliveries."

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