“You have to pace yourself.” At Pig Island, that’s easier said than done.
Tag: Hurricane Sandy
More than three decades ago and long before Brooklyn was a culinary destination, The River Café ushered in a new movement in dining: local food. Now, having suffered millions of dollars in damage during Hurricane Sandy, the restaurant’s owner, Michael “Buzzy” O’Keeffe, vows he will rebuild.
Four months after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in Red Hook, destroying businesses and homes with its surges, employees put the finishing touches on the gutted and entirely renovated Fairway Market, which opened last Friday.
The impact of Hurricane Sandy was measured in many ways: feet of water, billions of dollars, days of school closures. At Added Value, the Red Hook community farm fueled by the work of youth volunteers, it was measured in pounds of sweet potatoes.
Hungry? Our events calendar is packed full of Edible events around the city, like Food Karma Project’s Meat Week, a carnivorous celebration of sustainability featuring tastings, parties, butchering and cooking demos, market tours, and panels (proceeds of the events will go to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts). Here’s what’s happening this week.
Everywhere we look it seems people are pitching in–helping neighbors throw out damaged furniture and scour their floors, donating clothes and homemade meals, or fundraising to buy the newly homeless undies and blankets. If you’re looking for more ways to help our neighbors in need after Hurricane Sandy, here are some worthy (and delicious) options.
When Hurricane Sandy’s surge waters attacked the Brooklyn water front, they didn’t just threaten human lives. More than a dozen hives on a pier in the Navy Yard served as the home base for NYC’s largest commercial apiary, the result of years of effort and a successful $22,000 Kickstarter project by Brooklyn Grange. By the time Sandy’s waters had receded, only a few of the hives remained. Most had floated away.
The folks at The Brooklyn Kitchen and The Meat Hook have put out a call to help our neighbors out in the Rockaways. “The boardwalk is gone. 111 homes in Breezy Point are gone. The people there need our help,” they write.