This happened today out in Brooklyn.
NYC Parks Dept, Prospect Park Alliance & #Googamooga have canceled today's event in the interest of safety & prevention of damage to park
— Great GoogaMooga (@GoogaMooga) May 19, 2013
Several East Village restaurants were part of the food lineup... a little fall out so far...
In life, there are fiascos, and then there is @googamooga. #cursed
— Northern Spy Food Co (@northernspyfood) May 19, 2013
We checked in with Northern Spy co-owner Christophe Hille about GoogaMooga. He figures the restaurant on East 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B lost in the ballpark of $10,000 for the event. They prepped 3,200 sandwiches to sell at their stand. Given yesterday's crap weather and today's cancellation, they sold less than 800. (Based on last year's demand, GoogaMooga officials suggested prepping 4,000.)
If Park officials allow trucks onto the soggy fields today, then City Harvest may take some of the unused food. Hille also plans on providing some of the leftovers to Trinity Church's Services and Food for the Homeless (SAFH) at East 9th Street and Avenue B. (He is a SAFH board member.)
"All vendors are in the same boat, so I'm not feeling any worse about [this] than everyone is," he said via Twitter.
After Sandy, Hille and his staff cooked up all their remaining food and gave it away to neighbors on East 12th Street.
Meanwhile, Luke's Lobster on East 7th Street is offering this deal...
$2 OFF lobster rolls TODAY in all NYC stores! @googamooga canceled today so we have a ton of extra beautiful lobster. Go! #BESTRAINYDAYEVER
— Luke's Lobster (@LukesLobster) May 19, 2013