South Brooklyn Unites

South Brooklyn Unites

Starting Saturday, November 3, South Brooklyn small businesses are coming together to support our fellow business owners hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in Red Hook.

Most of them lost everything including equipment and materials.  They can’t open.  Their staff can’t work.  We’re going to help.

10% to Red Hook Small Businesses

On Saturday, November 3, By Brooklyn will donate 10% of all sales (in store and on line) to support Red Hook small businesses.

Several of our makers were directly impacted by the storm surge in Red Hook including Live Poultry, The Jam Stand and Perch! The people are fine, their production facilities are not.

The following businesses are also participating, each with their own way of fundraising, and the list is GROWING:

Arthur on Smith
Bar Great Harry
Blue Balloon
Brooklyn Refinery
Brooklyn Social
Brooklyn Tattoo
Exit9 Emporium
Henry Public
Jolie Cantina
La Casita
Musicians General Store
The Painted Pot
Shelsky’s Smoked Fish
Smith & Vine
Stinky Bklyn
Upper 90
Van Horn

Check in with each business to learn more about their participation in this effort.

Thank you!!

Gaia DiLoreto


  1. November 3, 2012 Caitlin

    Hi Gaia,

    Is there a way to donate directly to small businesses in Red Hook?


  2. November 4, 2012 Josie

    For those looking to contribute directly to Red Hook small businesses, here’s the link:

  3. November 4, 2012 Oliver

    this is really a wonderful thing to see! I’m proud to be a resident of this neighborhood!!
    I just wanted to let you guys know that there are also a few small businesses over by the Gowanus Canal that have been severely affected by Sandy and could use some help. The Eastern Effects Inc. Building on Bond and Douglass has been shut down due to heavy contamination from the canal. It housed some 10 small businesses whom have all been displaced. Here is an article about the flooding that goes in to greater detail.

    I’m sure any help or words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated.