Posted on by Dawn Casale

Our neighborhood is so awesome. Having a BID would make it that much better for residents, visitors and business owners alike. Please support One Girl Cookies and our neighbors in an effort to bring a BID to Smith and Court Streets. Both small (and large!) donations as well as the completion of the survey are greatly appreciated. 

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,
There is a group of Court Street & Smith Street merchants working with property owners to put forth a BID (Business Improvement District) for both Court Street & Smith Street! A BID will strengthen the very core of our shopping/dining district along both Court & Smith Streets as well as provide an enormous amount of services and programs to support our community. It will also help preserve the mom-and-pop, individually-owned, small-business-model backdrop that has helped make this area so popular to live in... or even to open that small business you have long dreamt about. We don’t want these types of shops to be a thing of the past. Isn't it time we had a BID?!
This was a rough winter for many of us and with rents soaring overnight our district of mom and pops needs stability in order to survive. When our leases come up, wouldn’t you like us to renew?
We are asking for you support in two ways.  First, please fill out this survey.  The more information we have about the needs of merchants and residents the more quickly we can prioritize and address them.  Your voice matters!
Second, be vocal with your support of this BID through all social media channels. Get your friends and family on board and help spread the word in support of this BID. Once a BID is approved by the City Council, commercial property owners from Court & Smith Streets will fund it through a simple annual easement, but in the meantime we could also benefit from your help now to cover campaign costs including mailings, flyers, meeting notifications, etc.  One dollar is the requested contribution but feel free to give up to $5 or more! You can throw down here.  Your contribution shows your commitment to your community, THANK YOU!!
The history of New York is one of change that we see and feel every day right here in Brooklyn.  Let’s make a difference by strengthening the very core of our district of business and provide future generations the ability to walk into a unified and sustainable shopping area.
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Posted on by Dawn Casale | Posted in cobble hill

Dawn Casale

About Dawn Casale

Barneys New York was the place I called my second home for six years. It was the classroom in which I learned the importance of aesthetic, the power of creativity and the joy of indulgence. At a point in time which I cannot specifically put my finger on, I reflected on my career choices and decided to return to that which I really knew... food and humanity's love of it. I began to think about my childhood and how much of it had been happily spent in the kitchen. The memories of the aromas and flavors that came from my grandmother's kitchen were vivid and exhilarating. That is where I learned about the ritual and significance of food, the sense of happiness and comfort it brought, and the essential elements of quality and care that went into its preparation.

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