Find Home Furnishings is a phenomenal home shop on 9th street in Brooklyn, located right on the Gowanus Canal. It’s a perfectly curated shop full of vintage furniture, custom upholstery and lovely home accessories. It flooded during Sandy, and opened on the 16th powered by generators.
Fort Defiance is closed to rebuild. Their basement was completely submerged in flood water, and much equipment and inventory was lost. To keep their business going, they’re offering junk bonds–not worth as much as you pay for them–but still a good value if you prioritize investing in local communities.
Sandy forced Pasanella and Sons to close for 21 days to completely rebuild their store and enoteca. If you’re looking for awesome gifts for the vinophile/liquorphile in your life, this is your place. They offer free delivery in their downtown Manhattan neighborhood, and ship to states where alcohol can be imported.
These designy temporary tattoos are a must-have for adults and kids alike. The brainchild of Tina Ross Eisenberg, this DUMBO business lost power for 10 days and had to delay shipments after Sandy. Shop early & often—this is one of our favorite small businesses to spring up in the last few years.
You probably know them from their “Container for One Thing”–a must-have in any modern home, but Perch! Modern Ceramics also offers planters, birdfeeders and gorgeous pendant lights. Perch was without power in their studio for weeks, suffered major flooding, and lost 3 electric kilns.
Another Red Hook mainstay, Baked’s basement was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. They’re known for their decadent brownies and cookies, and their cookbooks grace the shelves of many New York foodies. Support them by shopping for cookbooks, Baked mugs, totes, and tees, and, of course, their delicious baked goods.
The Brooklyn Slate Company was already preparing for the hectic holiday season when Hurricane Sandy struck. They faced a depleted staff, damaged inventory, and halted UPS shipments at the start of their busiest time of year. Their fantastic line of slate goods includes placemats, cheese boards, coasters, and stocking stuffers, and they’ve teamed up with(…)
Foxy & Winston is a Red Hook mainstay. Many of the Red Hook shops were underwater and lost power for more than a week. Shop their adorable printed textiles (like teatowels, aprons, and pillow covers), baby goods (adorable onesies), and screenprinted art. They also do custom letterpress and screenprinted art and invitations.
A one-stop grooming and pet supply shop, The Salty Paw was completely flooded during Hurricane Sandy. Though their storefront isn’t reopened for business yet, they’re continuing their grooming services at Seaport Animal Hospital (80 Beekman St).
A local coffee shop for many downtown residents, Jack’s Front Street location was completely flooded during Hurricane Sandy. If you’re near one of Jack’s 3 locations, stop in for a cup of coffee with Hudson Valley Fresh milk. If you’re not close by, lucky for you, Jack’s ships fair trade, shade grown coffee by the pound,(…)
This Brooklyn-based confectionary company lost power in their kitchen for one week during Hurricane Sandy. Serving up cookies, brownies, and their unbelievably delicious marshmallows, Whimsy & Spice is an institution at the Brooklyn Flea and at the where’s-where of artisanal food markets.
From the owners’ blog: “As some of you may already know, our lovely DUMBO store is not so lovely right now. Unfortunately, we were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and suffered some damage due to flooding. (Our block was under 4′ of water and power has not yet been restored.)