NEW YORK (July 29, 2014) Nicole Pagliaro's wedding dress was the only item that survived when Superstorm Sandy destroyed a New York City drying cleaning business, but she didn’t find out until this month.
Her name was lost to the owner, Hector Pacheco, who reopened after more than a year and in a new location.
Pagliaro took the dress to him after her wedding in 2012.
When the storm swamped and shuttered the Staten Island store, she assumed the dress was lost, but two weeks ago, she took a different route to work and spotted it in the window of Pacheco's new store.
She said she knew instantly it was her dress, and she even still had the ticket for it.
Pagliaro wants her daughter, who’s now 18 months old, to wear the dress on her wedding day.