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August 4, 2020
This East Village Bar Is Making Pay-What-You-Want Curry Bowls To Feed Unemployed New Yorkers
Short Stories on Bowery says, “We’ll take care of each other if government won’t.”

August 4th, 2020

Last week, the $600 supplement to unemployment benefits under the CARES Act reached its end. Without the additional $600 aid, unemployed restaurant workers are now making around $400-$450 per week. And if you’re currently paying rent in NYC (no matter the borough), you know that’s not enough to live on.

In “wow-that’s-wonderful-even-though-everything-is-terrible” news this week: Short Stories on Bowery announced a new initiative to feed unemployed workers now that money is even tighter. This bar on Bowery is making big bowls of vegan curry every Wednesday from 5-10pm that are available on a pay-what-you-want basis. In an Instagram post about the project, Short Stories also said that they packed up curry bowls last week to feed protestors marching against white supremacy.

Looking for ways to support Short Stories while they support New Yorkers in need? In addition to Wednesday’s pay-what-you-want vegan curry bowls, Short Stories is open for outdoor service on weekdays from 5pm to 11pm, and 3pm to 11pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. You can stop by and try a bunch of dishes that go nicely with a breeze under umbrella, like a cherry tart with black sesame crust, tempura squash blossoms, as well as a regularly changing list of natural wine.

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