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Open Thread: Celebrate 2013 With Local Businesses!


Ah, finally, 2012 comes to a close, and 2013 kicks off.

For many of us, especially those ravaged by Superstorm Sandy, 2012 couldn’t come to an end fast enough. We all look to a bright, new start in 2013. And for the dozens of business hard-hit by the waters, your help is required to get that start.

While many businesses still struggle, most of the restaurants have reopened – Wheeler’s, Tete a Tete, Randazzo’s Clam Bar, Masal Cafe, Yiassou Estiatorio, Jimmy’s Famous Heros, Il Fornetto, and on and on – but they’re going to need your help. So today, tomorrow and throughout 2013, make a point of patronizing these local businesses, and show some support for your neighbors. After all, they support you; without exception, every one of the restaurants named above regularly gives donations and goods to community and cultural organizations, sports leagues and civic groups (not to mention, many of them support your humble local news publication, Sheepshead Bites).

So go and spend $5 or $10 where you wouldn’t otherwise, and help kickstart our own little Sandy relief effort – and brighten up this New Year for everyone.

And, of course, have a safe, healthy and happy New Year. We’ll see you in 2013!

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  1. …a nice message to us all from a community booster.

    Good idea.

    Happy New Year to all.

    May the cliff we’re about to fall over not hurt too much.

  2. I visited my old stopping grounds this past Saturday,the Bay. My sister’s house got pretty much destroyed on the first level. It was very misleading driving around and seeing things look like everything was normal when so many people are still homeless trying to put their lives back together. My heart goes out to all of you in this position.

    I really hope that 2013 Will bring you a light at the end of the tunnel.

  3. Person Struck By Train
    EMS transporting aided. Reporting alert & oriented times 3. No apparent head injury. Aided is currently stable.
    Avenue U & East 15th Street
    Brooklyn, NY
    12/31/2012 10:49 p.m.

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