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Carroll Gardens Residents Flock to Stores in Anticipation of Sandy

Long lines and bare shelves were reported at multiple markets by mid-afternoon on Sunday


Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill neighbors headed to area markets in droves on Sunday afternoon, after state officials urged residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and stock up on provisions.

"Warren Street Rite Aid was out of bottled water," Donald Ivanoff wrote on the Carroll Gardens Patch Facebook page around 2 p.m. "Met Food on Smith Street is virtually out of anything that looks like bread. Eggs, hummus, onions, bottled water and ice all in very short supply unless they have more in the basement. Long line but moving well."

Long lines were also snaking around the block at Trader Joe's on Court Street, shared @CarrollGPatch follower Emma Hamilton.

"Union Market is open and mobbed but the line moved fast," reported resident Rose Gordon Sala. "Not a great canned good selection of course but they do have dried meats, pasta, milk still."

Louise Franqui told Patch that, "Met Food on Henry was jammed packed."

While supermarkets and bodegas saw a surge in customers, restaurants in the neighborhood were split between those that chose to remain open and others closing up shop for the next two days.

Battersby, Building on Bond and SottoCasa Pizzeria were among many that said they would be serving dinner as regularly shceduled.

"I recommend coming in for our homemade pastrami with mustard, cabbage and apples," tweeted owners at Battersby.

Meanwhile Pok Pok NY and Brooklyn Crab, both located much closer to the water, was shutting down operations. Pok Pok NY hoped to reopen on Tuesday, while Brooklyn Crab said they would be back to normal on Wednesday.

Do you feel properly prepared with provisions? What is your storm snack of choice?

Valerie Chisholm November 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Brooklyn Crab will be open today for it's very first day of business since Sandy. 5% of re-opening weekend will be going to http://restoreredhook.org/ please check out that site, donate, and then come shop, eat, and drink in Red Hook!

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