Checking In on Court Street Grocers and La Newyorkina’s Post-Sandy Plans

Lunchtime in Red Hook.
Lunchtime in Red Hook. Photo: Court Street Grocers

Chris Crowley of Serious Eats visits Fany Gerson of La New Yorkina and the guys from Court Street Grocers. Both small businesses have Red Hook operations that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, and because neither was selling directly to the public in the neighborhood — Court Street Grocers was setting up a commissary, and La Newyorkina had a production kitchen — the road to recovery has been made all the more difficult because they aren’t as visible as other businesses there. Gerson is unbowed by the storm surge and insurance adjustors, however, and still plans to open her brick-and-mortar shop by the end of the year, and Court Street Grocers’ Sullivan Street location, which will double as a takeout sandwich spot, will open on March 1. [Serious Eats NY, Earlier, Earlier]