Although things may seem back to normal if you're lucky enough to be at a working office today, much of New York is in rebuilding mode. But if this city can survive the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, it can survive Sandy. Here's a list of quick ways you can help get people back on their feet, just through eating, drinking, and dancing in the afternoon
Grab one of these two tees inspired by the NYC subway map and the I [Heart] NY classic, which have been dip-dyed to represent the high water mark still lingering in unfortunate Chelsea galleries.
If you love beer and Alphabet City, you can help crazily flooded Alphabet City Beer Co. rebuild by donating here, or just stopping by for some brews and a serious cheese plate.
Through November 12th, The Beagle will be donating $1 for every cocktail sold.
Just do whatever the hell they tell you to after signing up at NYCService.org.
Carmine's will donate $1 to the Red Cross for every "Carmine's Cares" cocktail sold through Nov 13th, then match that number.
On Monday the 12th and Tuesday the 13th, noted Camaro owner Guy Fieri will be on hand at Guy's American Kitchen to donate 50% of all tabs to the Red Cross.
Simultaneously doing good and testing the waters for his upcoming restaurant, Ramen master Ivan Orkin will be at Smorgasburg slinging noodles with all proceeds going to relief.
And if you know any out-of-towners who want to help, The James Hotel is doing a package that includes a $50 daily credit towards room service, with 20% of that going to the Red Cross.
Boqueria has created the "Big Apple" apple tart with a pay-what-you-like ($10 minimum) price tag, and it all goes to Project Hospitality to aid their efforts in Staten Island. Give $100 or more and you also get a bottle of cava.
Bistro La Promenade will be offering a special prix-fixe menu for $40 through Thanksgiving, then donate to the Hudson Guild to help rebuild the Chelsea.
If you bring food or other supplies to Beaumarchais in Meatpacking, they'll give you a free glass of wine.
ESquared Hospitality's BLT Bar & Grill, BLT FISH, BLT Burger, and Cassa Nonna are donating 5% of sales up to $50,000 to victims of the hurricane with 50% of that going to City Meals on Wheels and City Harvest.
On Monday Nov 12th Havana Central will give 10% of all their sales to the Red Cross's Sand Relief Fund
20% of all sales of Pig & Khao's Clinton St Cooler will be donated to the Red Cross through November
More drinking for charity from Fatty Cue - 20% of all sales of their Dark & Stormy will get donated to the Red Cross through November
For every Chili Crab you get in November at Fatty Crab they'll give $5 to the Red Cross
100% of the price tag of your Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio and Koi Fusion Shot at Koi in Bryant Park or Soho will go to the Red Cross
Bowlmor is offering up $1 per person per game through November 16th to the Red Cross, so it's the perfect time for your party of a million
Head over to the All Five Boroughs NY Cares Relief Drive at the Penny Farthing on November 13th to give supplies and a $20 suggested donation, then enjoy happy hour specials and music by The Most Definitely
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