After the storm of a century left the Village without power for several days, some merchants opened immediately and even offered free food (Argo Tea, Bamboo Tori, Lenny's, Sticky's FInger Joint)
Others, including Agata & Valentina, C. O. Bigelow's, Lifethyme Foods, University Deli, Gray's Papaya, Stromboli Pizza, Tortaria and The Nut Box operated without power or purchased generators in order to serve the community. Saigon Market even let neighbors charge cell phones! Thanks to all for helping us get back on track with much-needed provisions.
A special note of gratitude to Terri Howell, our Business & Community Services Manager, who patrolled the streets every day last week after the hurricane, making sure businesses knew how and where to get help.
We would also like to commend four members of the Village Alliance Clean Team, Miguel Quiridumbay, Jose Lliguschia, Momar Ndiaye and Alain Mvongo, who trekked hours to work on Wednesday in the absence of subway service to single-handedly clean debris and three days of garbage from every one of our 44 blocks. Bravo for your dedication-- the neighborhood truly appreciates your service!
Beginning November 10
Volunteer in NYC Parks (Post-Hurricane Repairs)
The NYC Parks Department and Hudson River Park
are looking for volunteers to restore damaged parks.
Knife Sharpening to Benefit City Harvest
5:00 PM, Broadway Panhandler
65 East 8th St. (btw Broadway and Mercer St.)
Small Business Saturday
Multiple locations: stay tuned for details.
Neighbor's Night Out for Hurricane Relief
5:00 to 11:00 PM, Multiple Village locations
Food & drink specials to benefit.hurricane victims