Monday, January 31, 2022

A benefit for the Essex Card Shop

Art of the old Essex Card Shop storefront by Leah Tinari 

Goodnight Sonny is hosting a benefit tomorrow (Tuesday, Feb. 1) evening from 5-8 for the fire-damaged Essex Card Shop, 47 Avenue A. 

Local artist Leah Tinari is organizing the event. All proceeds (plus tips)  from the three hours will help rebuild the longtime Card Shop, which was destroyed in a fire on Jan. 10. (There is also a GoFundMe campaign to support the family-owned shop cover expenses and lost income.) 

As previously reported, a 13-year-old boy had been charged with second-degree arson. 

Goodnight Sonny is at 134 First Ave. on the NE corner at St. Mark's Place.


ck said...

how nice! great drawing of the card shop

Anonymous said...

Great idea!

Jose Garcia said...

Is anyone organizing something to help the boy and his family too?

Anonymous said...

@Jose Garcia - The card shop and its owners are the victims here, let them have this to themselves please.

Anonymous said...

I’m pretty sure it was a joke. I’d like to contribute to their apprehension in some way. Never too young to learn to face consequences for your actions.

ck said...

help the boy and his family? the elders in his family can do that if they have any sense