NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Businesses on and around Second Avenue have taken a financial hit following the East Village explosion and building collapses late last month.
Now, in an effort to combat the slump in sales, what’s being called a “small business crawl” is taking place. The event was organized by the group Save NYC.
Photos: East Village Explosion
Bar Virage’s floor manager Melanie Micheline told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller she anxiously remembers having a meeting on March 26.
“The first side of the restaurant and the apartment on the first floor blew across the street, along with three people,” she said.
The bar and restaurant on 7th Street and Second Avenue was shut down for a week, which had a huge impact on workers who depend on tips.
“Nobody had money for a week,” Micheline said.