Monday, April 13, 2020

A list of East Village crowdfunding campaigns

In recent weeks, many East Village merchants — or their patrons — have established GoFundMe pages to help them stay in business or compensate employees during the COVID-19 crisis.

What follows is an alphabetical list of the crowdfunding campaigns that we've received. Let us know in either the comments or via email of other East Village businesses who are crowdsourcing right now...

Ace Bar

Amor Y Amargo; Honeybee's and Mother of Pearl

Anyway Cafe

Avant Garden

B&H Dairy Cafe

Barcade St. Mark's

Beauty Bar

Bibi Wine Bar

Big Bar


Black & White


Bowery Ballroom/Mercury Lounge

Brindle Room

Butter Lane Cupcakes

C&B Cafe

Cafe Mogador

Cooper Still


Dlala Salon

Death & Co.

Double Down Saloon

Dream Baby Dream

• Factory Tamal

• Gem Spa


Gray Mare

Holiday Cocktail Lounge

• The Izakaya NYC

Jane's Exchange


Josie’s, Mona's and Sophie’s



Khiladi (The Indian restaurant on 11th and B is collecting money to deliver meals to hospital workers.)

La Sirena Mexican folk art


The Library

• Limited to One Records (via Patreon)



Maiden Lane

Mary O's

Mimi Cheng's (specifically for their Dumpling for Doctors plan)


Niagara, Lovers Of Today, Tompkins Square bar, Cabin Down Below


Nowhere Bar


Otto's Shrunken Head

• Pangea

Paradise Hospitality (the parent company of East Village bars Boulton & Watt, Drexler's, Mister Paradise, Paper Daisy)

Parkside Lounge

The Phoenix

Pink Olive


Planet Rose



The Roost

787 Coffee

The Roost

Sake Bar Satsko



Sing Sing Avenue A

SOMA Cakes (for hospital workers)



Superiority Burger

Swift Hibernian Lounge

2A/Treehouse ... as well as Berlin Under A


Think Coffee

• Third Rail Coffee

Three Jewels

TIC Restaurant Group (includes Sobaya, Rai Rai Ken, Hi-Collar, Sakagura, Decibel, Curry-Ya, Otafuku, Shabu Tatsu, Hasaki, and Cha An)

Tile Bar (along with Magician)

Tompkins Square Bagels (All donations to this fund will be used to support the hospitals, first responders and homeless shelters in New York.)

• Tuome

Turntable Lab

Village Square Pizza

The Wayland (plus Goodnight Sonny, The Wild Son and Lost Lady)


BagelGuy said...

Hello Grieve. TSB has a Go Fund Me link and all the proceeds are going to feed COVID units at NYU Langone. We've completed to large jobs to date and hope to do more.

Grieve said...

Thanks BagelGuy! I added that to the post.

Anonymous said...

Support any of your favorite local businesses, people

Anonymous said...

This list is sad and overwhelming ..
the fact that in time of crisis these small business have to resort to crowdfunding rather than help from Federal government is shameful - 40 years of trickle down ecomonics has tattered our social safety net.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for this list :)
bibi wine bar on 4th also has an employee fund going

Grieve said...

Thanks! I added Bibi...

Johnny B said...

Lucky on Avenue B has a fundraiser for their staff as well:

Anonymous said...

Pinks has one too!

Grieve said...

Thanks — added Lucky and Pinks...

Anonymous said...

Also Standings:

Lee said...

C&B cafe --

Grieve said...

Thanks — added C&B and Standings...

Anonymous said...

Hi. Turntable Lab has one too. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Thank you for all the updates! Nomad also has a gofundme:

Anonymous said...

Clockwork and their sister bar Strangelove have a GoFundMe as well.

bacondevil said...

The Copper Still also has a gofundme going to help pay the employees.

Anonymous said...

Gray Mare =

lasirenanyc said...

Man, dont know how you do it, you are the bombshell of amazement E.V. Gracias for all you do for the community, it means a lot and makes a difference !!

Melissa said...

Planet Rose also has one!

Anonymous said...

Raclette's GoFundMe can be found here :

Please let us know if you need more info on the status of the restaurant, how many employees were affected, what the money is for, how many employees are from the EV, what the business has done to support the community in the past, etc.

Anonymous said...

Dlala salon (on Avenue B between 9th and 10th) has a go fund me.

Unknown said...

KGB Bar — a classic — has one as well!

Barcade Staff said...

Barcade on St Marks also has one... can you please add it to the list!

Camille Habacker said...

I'd like to also mention that the Slipper Room has a campaign going too. Here is the link: Fundraiser by JAMES HABACKER : The Slipper Room Fundraising Effort

Anonymous said...

Gomi Korean Wine Bar on Ave A is taking venmo contributions to send meals to hospital staff at Lenox Hill, Montefiore, NYU Langone, Mount Sinai UES, NY Presbyerian and a few others.

Eliza H said...

Thanks for compiling this list, EVG. Appreciate your effort!