Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Help Local Establishments Stay Afloat: Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Compile List Of Gowanus Businesses We Can All Support

photo credit: Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
The Gowanus Dredgers, everyone's favorite Superfund, super fun canoe club came up with a great way to steer people to local businesses that need help now. They have compiled a comprehensive list of Gowanus establishments, with contact information and current status as open or closed for business. Please support them as they are struggling through this hard time and let us sure they stay alive.

Below is a note from the Dredgers's Captain Brad Vogel:
"Last night, members of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club launched a new crowd-sourced list of local Gowanus businesses with ways people can help their favorite establishments try to stay afloat during the pandemic:

Catalyzed by board member Kelly Sanford, the list also contains a brief e-form that allows people to suggest status updates or add businesses to the list.
The Dredgers encourage community members to buy gift certificates and order out by phone or arrange pick up, as well as donate to employee relief funds and support food banks like CHiPS on Fourth Avenue.

For the past two days, a different member of the Club has gone out solo on the Gowanus Canal in a canoe each day with a sign encouraging people to support our distinctive local businesses (see attached) who are in dire straits.
For more, please feel free to contact me via this email or our Treasurer, Owen Foote, via"

In solidarity,
Brad Vogel
Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic initiative and great spirit all over from the Dredgers. Funny to see lines wrap around Whole Foods and Trader Joe's when so many local specialty stores are well stocked and need our business more than ever. If one can make the effort, it's important to help these stores stay open for us in trying times and... for when we try to get back to normal and back to our social fabric.

Local stores are not always more expensive, on the contrary (think the coffee at D'Amico, great deals on produce at KY or Mr. Beet) but one issue, is, of course, stopping at three or four different stores to get what you need as opposed to queuing at a supermarket and get it all at once. What is safest?