In 2010 we created an alliance of NYC bars, restaurants, venues and cafes working to navigate the needs of our industry & advocate for better policies. Our network of local owners & operators help each other with the day- to-day issues of running their business. Our group also brings the industry together for advocacy and meaningful local charitable giving. Together, we have gained representation on local community boards and convened with city agencies and elected officials whose decisions impact our businesses.
Since 2010, our group also brings the industry together for advocacy and meaningful local charitable giving. Together, we have gained representation on local community boards and convened with city agencies and elected officials whose decisions impact our businesses.
Bar & Restaurants owner & Babar co-founder, David Rosen started OutSmartNYC which is a collective of industry staff,patrons,educators, & activists organizing to prevent & end sexual violence in bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.
We want everyone to have the best possible night out!
Daily News Article on OutSmartLGBTQ:
DNA Info Article on OutSmartBK
Wall Street Journal article on OutSmartB
The North Brooklyn Angels is a 501©-tax-exempt nonprofit organization formed in December 2016. The Angelmobile, is a 40ft mobile soup kitchen vehicle, which started serving meals on the streets of Brooklyn on June 19, 2017. The organization is based on the idea that the neighborhood is filled with people who want to work together to fight hunger, food insecurity, and poverty. We believe direct action by neighbors is an important resource in building an equitable and diverse neighborhood . On January 2, 2018, they opened a community kitchen, cooking all the meals with volunteers. After two years of operation, their 650 + volunteers cooked and served over 110,000 meals & delivered over 15,000lbs of Fresh Vegetable and Fruits to food deserts. Leading members of Babar have helped with the success of the NBA, including Felice Kirby & Josh Cohen.
Thanks to donations and loans, we built our community kitchen in the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Elaine & Norm Brodsky, Msgr. Jamie Gigantiello, and local restaurateur Josh Cohen, & Donna Sinetar, the North Brooklyn Angels began cooking in a brand new, licensed commercial kitchen.
By donating money and sponsoring a meal, you embody our central mission of neighbors helping neighbors. Their grassroots mission is to serve 1,000 meals a week. For as little as $4, the can feed one person a healthy, hot meal. $20 feeds them hot meals all week. $80 provides a week of lunches for a family of 4. $800 provides lunch for 200, an entire meal service. $4,000 equals a week of meals. $16,000 provides a whole month of weekday meals. Give a meal in honor of a loved one, give to help a hungry neighbor, donate because North Brooklyn is a community that strives to take care of its own and together we can work on addressing this basic issue of inequality.