Above Avenue B, Drinks For a Flooded Neighbor

In the weeks since Hurricane Sandy, downtowners have pitched in to help victims in harder-hit areas, and they’ve also continued to reach out to their closest neighbors. Last Thursday, Marissa Lippert of Nourish NYC and Allison Beale of George PR teamed up to raise $7,000 for the Red Hook Initiative and two of their favorite restaurants, Governor in Red Hook and the storm-battered Arcane on Avenue C. The Local spoke to organizers and attendees of the “FUNdraiser” at Pouring Ribbons, a cocktail den on Avenue B that escaped flooding because it was on the second floor and had no basement storage. Later, we caught up with Arcane’s owner, Ben Alter.