The transit halt at 7:00 p.m. last night in preparation for Hurricane Sandy has cut off transportation for millions of NYC workers unable to get to work.
In addition, Carlo A. Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, has warned those who live and operate businesses in low-lying areas of Brooklyn -- such as Red Hook, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, and Williamsburg -- to expect flooding, downed trees, and other storm-related damage.
The citywide transportation suspension, on top of low-lying flood threats, has shuttered many businesses across Brooklyn. In addition
However, there are a handful of businesses that will remain open across most of Central Brooklyn, and Patch has compiled a few for you:
If you do need to run out and make a quick run via car or on foot, you are in luck, as most cornerstore bodegas and gas stations will remain open. As for major hardware and appliances chains, supermarkets and fast food restaurants, the decision to remain open or closed is on a case-by-case basis.
Here’s a breakdown of the majors you may be wondering about:
Fulton Mall, 356 Fulton Street – CLOSED
Home Depot, 585 Dekalb Avenue—OPEN (tentatively until 10:00 p.m. until/unless storm becomes prohibitive)
Atlantic Terminal, 625 Atlantic Avenue, MOST STORES CLOSED (Target is closed; Pathmark will remain OPEN for 24 hours).
Costco, 976 3rd Avenue—CLOSED
Lowes, 118 2nd Avenue—OPEN (until midnight)
McDonald’s— Many of these individual franchises are CLOSED. But the Paulino Foods franchise locations will remain open, including
- 1883 Atlantic Avenue
- 1531 Fulton Street
- 1656 Utica Avenue
- 1275 Fulton Street
If there are other major business locations you are wondering about, the Brooklyn office of the NYC Business Solutions Center is open for business, or visit the Chamber of Commerce Business directory website ibrooklyn.com for a list of businesses.
"Brooklynites are tough,” said Scissura. “Once again, we will tough it out through another storm, and deal with the aftermath in the coming days.”