Showing posts with label Social Tees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Tees. Show all posts

Thursday, January 23, 2020

A new East Village home for Social Tees



Social Tees Animal Rescue has secured a new space in the East Village — on Ninth Street just west of Avenue A.

Management of the 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue received the keys to their new home base last week.

Here's part of their message to us:

"We are so excited to make this a fun gathering spot for the community! It’s just an office so no animals will be onsite — all are in foster homes. We hope to do weekly and monthly events open to the public, and we’d love neighbors to stop in to say hi when we’re open."

No word on those office hours just yet.

Social Tees is also under new leadership: currently directors Samantha Brody and Marisa Adler with manager Julie Ainsbury.

They had been on the lookout for new space since moving out of their storefront on Fifth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue this past September.

Social Tees has had several storefronts in the East Village, including on Fourth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue and Second Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. They moved into the former Gimme Gimme Records space in early 2013.

Their new office is in one of Icon Realty's storefronts along 441-445 E. Ninth St. (aka 145 Avenue A), whose newish retail tenants mostly vacated last year.

Despite the retail turnover in Icon properties, Social Tees management said that they are "are in a much safer lease now," thanks to their team of pro-bono lawyers. Social Tees was previously in a challenging situation in a space taken over by Steve Croman.

Monday, September 30, 2019

The former Social Tees space on 5th Street is for rent


[Photo by Steven]

A few weeks back we mentioned that Social Tees is looking for a new home. The 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue has had several storefronts in the East Village, mostly recently at 325 E. Fifth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Meanwhile, that space, in a building owned by Steve Croman, is on the rental market. The for lease sign arrived late last week. In case you are wondering, the asking rent is $4,995 a month for 500 square feet.

As for Social Tees, you can follow them on Instagram for updates on a new space as well as pets for adoption.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Social Tees has closed for now while looking for a new home; 'don't freak out'



Social Tees Animal Rescue has moved out of its space on Fifth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue. (H/T Eden!)

For now, the 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue is on the lookout for a new home.

Per their Instagram account the other day:

OUR OFFICE IS MOVING!!!! We don't yet know where we're going tbh, but it won't be far, don't freak out. Just giving you all the heads up because we'll be in limbo for a little while, so please have patience if you are trying to reach us and we're a little slower than usual — we'll have a lot going on and a lot to coordinate, and we'll really appreciate your understanding!!! Since all of our critters are in foster homes anyway, business will mostly proceed as usual. We won't be able to accept material donations for a while, but there are plenty of other amazing rescue groups in the city who'd be more than happy to have your generosity in the meantime. This is super exciting for us and a little stressful, and we're so grateful you guys have our back through this process. We'll be making more announcements soon as things unfurl!!!!

Social Tees has had several storefronts in the East Village, including on Fourth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue and Second Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. They moved into the former Gimme Gimme Records space in early 2013.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Out and About with Robert Shapiro, founder and director of Social Tees

Friday, February 10, 2017

Take in a free reptile workshop at Social Tees


[EVG photo from Jan. 30]

The fine folks at Social Tees Animal Rescue on East Fifth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue are offering this workshop tomorrow (Saturday!) at 5 p.m. ...

So some cool news is: We are starting to host FREE REPTILE WORKSHOPS where beginners as well as seasoned "herpers" can come to learn and share info on snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, and more! (Fun fact: The first critters we rescued back in the day were reptiles, and that's how our whole rescue operation began!) The first official workshop will be THIS SATURDAY (February 11) at 5pm at Social Tees on 5th Street. Many reptile owners accidentally aren't giving their pets proper care because there is so much bunk advice out there in the pet industry, and we want to make sure your scaly beloveds are getting the right nutrition, lighting, etc. so they can thrive. COME ON DOWN for an hour of tips, suggestions, and important info! Kids are welcome (accompanied by an adult, of course). We'll have some really awesome live animals (including this one!) for demonstration. PLEASE EMAIL robert@socialteesnyc.org if you can make it, we are looking forward to having you! #reptile #tortoise #russiantortoise #reptilesofinstagram #animalrescue #nature #nycevent #workshop #education #raisingawareness #reptilerescue #beautiful #socialtees #socialteesnyc #straypride

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Previously on EV Grieve:
Out and About with Robert Shapiro, founder and director of Social Tees

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Checking in on Bolt, the dog abandoned Thursday morning in Tompkins Square Park


[Photo Thursday morning by Derek Berg]

On Thursday morning, someone abandoned the dog in the above photo in the Tompkins Square Park dog run...

Several residents called Social Tees on Fifth Street, and their director Samantha Brody was there within 10 minutes. Social Tees took the dog to the vet ... and had him groomed...

Social Tees provided an update on the dog, named Bolt...

Drumroll please... and TA DA!!!!! You know how we rescued a matted, gnarled, filthy mop of an abandoned dog in the dog run this morning and immediately whisked him away up to our vet and a groomer? HERE HE IS NOW!!! Bolt is in good health and aced his grooming session -- they specifically called to say how incredibly well behaved he was, despite the fact that he'd clearly never even had a bath his whole life let alone a nail trimming and full shave. Bolt is about 10 months old, very silly and energetic, and loves to play. We are so honored to have been able to rescue this boy. Stay tuned for more and thanks again to the amazing group of animal lovers who helped save him this morning! ❤️ #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog #shihtzu #shihtzusofinstagram #blackdog #blackshihtzu #thatfacetho #cute #adorable #newdo #gooddog #luckydog #neglecteddog #nycdog #halloween #teamwork #compassion #cooperation #socialtees #socialteesnyc #straypride

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Someone abandoned this dog in Tompkins Square Park this morning



EVG contributor Derek Berg reports that someone "dumped" this dog in the small dog run this morning ... Derek's photos are from around 9:30.

Residents called Social Tees on Fifth Street, and someone was there within 10 minutes. Social Tees is taking the dog to the vet for chip information and a check up. Derek guesses that the dog is between 1 and 2 years old...



Updated

Here's more ...

Meet our rescue of the morning!! Bolt was found abandoned in the rain in a nearby dog run, he is very sweet but underweight and so extremely dirty and matted, his knotted coat is pinching his skin with clumps of junk that are inches deep. Who could let this happen to such a lovely, happy soul? He's at the vet now and on his way to a grooming next. This boy is so hilarious, we can't wait to see him looking and feeling more comfortable. Stay tuned for updates, and huge thank you to @emmy_park | @stylepup and Whole Health Veterinary Hospital for helping us scoop this boy up and get him the care he desperately needs!! #rescuelife #animalrescue #rescuedog #neglecteddog #shihtzu #goodboy #gooddog #nycdog #teamwork #compassion #socialtees #socialteesnyc #straypride

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Updated 10/29

Find an update on Bolt here.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

These adorable cats and kittens need homes


[Benny]

The folks at Social Tees Animal Rescue on East Fifth Street shared some news of new arrivals...

We rescued 10 kittens and cats from the euthanasia list (at Animal Care & Control) a few nights ago, and half of them arrived Thursday night! More are set to arrive. THESE KITTIES NEED HOMES!!! We are also pretty desperate for foster homes for cats and kittens. Fostering lasts a week or two, and for every animal we place in a foster home we can take another out of the kill shelter.

325 East 5th Street
5-7 pm weekdays; 12-4 pm weekends

And Social Tees is doing an adoption event today with cats/kittens at the Petco in Union Square from noon to 4 p.m.

Among the new arrivals...


[Harmony]


[Julie, Jazmine and Jackie]

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Adorable cat alert! LIL BUB WAS IN THE EAST VILLAGE TODAY


[Photo by EVG regular Derek Berg]

Today at Social Tees on East Fifth Street, cat lovers lined up for the chance to meet and greet Lil BUB — "the most amazing creature on the planet.

The adorable Internet sensation/rescue kitty is in town for the premiere of the documentary "Lil BUB & Friendz" at the Tribeca Film Festival Thursday.

Sadly, Lil BUB was just there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to hobnob with feline fans who brought a donation of cat food, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, etc.

And here she is on the block.


[Via Social Tees Facebook]

Yes?


[Via Social Tees Facebook]

Monday, January 14, 2013

Social Tees has moved into the former Gimme Gimme Records space

[Bobby Williams]

As you may have noticed, Social Tees has a new home now over on East Fifth Street next door to the 9th Precinct ... in the former home of Gimme Gimme Records. Slum Goddess noted this move last week. (Read her post here.)

Social Tees had moved into an East Second Street storefront in December 2011. And that Second Street space is on the rental market. Per the Massey Knakal listing, "most uses considered." Rent for the 950-foor-square space is available upon request.

Gimme Gimme closed last fall after being Cromanized. The store, which had celebrated its 18th year here, has reopened in Los Angeles. If you happen to be in the area...

[Via Facebook]

Monday, December 5, 2011

Social Tees is on the move

Social Tees Animal Rescue is closing up its storefront on East Fourth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...


On Friday, workers began the move to Social Tees' new home... Bobby Williams was along for a few photos...




On Second Street just east off Avenue A...