Our Sunday was so crazy that we weren't able to get up our 4th Day of Sandy Xmas post so we're going to do two in one day. The first featured business is One Girl Cookies whose new DUMBO location was badly damaged by Sandy's crushing tides. Walls needed to be replaced and all the equipment in the shop needed to be replaced as well. Plus, as is the common refrain with all of these small businesses, the damage was not covered by their insurance. Dawn Casale and Dave Crofton had just expanded from their very successful location in Cobble Hill to the new location at Dumbo. Thankfully their kitchen remained in Cobble Hill so they were able to get back in business relatively quickly and we were able to have access to their delicious tea cookies and whoopie pies! So please help them cover the costs of their extensive repairs in Dumbo so that they can continue to grow and thrive and bring their tasty treats to these wonderful Brooklyn neighborhoods. We are contributing to the Go Fund Me campaign and we invite you to join us.
For the 5th day of Sandy Christmas we are giving to Jack From Brooklyn. Recently there has been a boom in the craft distilling movement and Brooklyn is ground zero for this national trend. Hand crafted rum, vodka, whiskey, and liqueurs are now being produced at more than 10 micro distilleries. Of those though, no one was hit worse by the storm than Jack From Brooklyn which produces a delicious Hibiscus liqueur called Sorel. This kind of artisanal manufacturing is part of the new economic engine propelling NYC, creating jobs and investment in areas like Red Hook where Jack is based. They are difficult businesses to start with high up front capital costs and and the return is a long time coming back. Tack on damage from a storm like this and you can imagine how difficult it can be. So grab a bottle of Sorel for your holiday dinner and join us in contributing to Jack from Brooklyn's Go Fund Me campaign.