Coney Island’s Historic Childs Restaurant Is Now Occupy Sandy’s Warehouse

Majestic, and incredibly helpful.
Majestic, and incredibly helpful. Photo: Jim.henderson/Wikipedia

To better expedite the ongoing relief efforts along the southern shores of Brooklyn and Queens, landlord Taconic Investment Partners is allowing the nonprofit Occupy Sandy to use the former Childs restaurant on the Coney Island boardwalk as a warehouse. The landmarked terracotta building, and the once-mighty Childs chain in general, has a storied history with the neighborhood. The disaster relief group started its residency by pumping thousands of gallons of floodwater from the building’s basement before hauling in rations and other supplies, and in case you wanted to know, no, they’re not open to the public. [OccupySandy/Twitter, ATZ]