A curse for most is always a boon for a few: Park Slope shops, cafes and bars did excellent business yesterday with so much of the neighborhood bucking work rather than facing a hellish commute. We entereda coffee shop on Fifth, to order a mug of hot cider. Out of cider, said the barista. No chai either. "No one went to work today," she explained. So you had a lot of customers? She gestured to the tables and chairs. "There was... More >>>
By photo: Steven Sunshine
Brooklyn resident Mike Tenerowicz discusses the strike.