Flickinger Glassworks January Newsletter
As we wade into 2020, we are keeping our resolution of bringing you a brief monthly newsletter about Red Hook, Brooklyn and other people, places & things that we think you should know about. Please pass this along if you like.
Our Neighborhood Coffee Collective
Two doors down from Flickinger Glassworks you’ll find Pulley Collective . Pulley is a coffee roasting collective that makes it possible for small businesses and startups to roast their own quality coffee in a low cost way. Members of the collective have access to equipment, resources and knowledge usually limited to large roasting operations. 

The founder, Steve Mierisch, who hails from Nicaragua, is shown here discussing how his family's long history with coffee farming inspired him to help others fulfill their dreams. 

If you wish to join their collective, you can view their membership info here
Grand Central Terminal Clock Renovation
Flickinger Glassworks can precisely replicate any piece of missing or broken bent (curved) glass. We have restored bent glass elements in state capitols, museums, train stations, churches, historical homes and elsewhere. One project that we are especially proud of is our restoration of the glass-face of the iconic clock in Grand Central Terminal. In the video to the left, Charles Flickinger discusses that project. You can see in the photo below what the clock looked like before it was restored.
Photo Credit: George Ermel
The Cornerstones of New York
If you’re from NYC, you know the importance of your local bodega (mini grocery store). From eggs to espresso, they’ve got you covered. Bodegas are institutions you can count on almost any hour of the day. 

Kimo Elsayed is the owner of Red Hook’s bodega, Mini Mart, located on the corner of Pioneer and Van Brunt Streets. He works tirelessly to provide goods for the community and opportunities for his sons Mohammed and Omar. It’s paid off: Omar began working full-time for Morgan Stanley this week and Mohammad, who is fluent in Japanese, is currently traveling across Japan. 

We had fun making this short video of Kimo. If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to swing by Mini Mart and say hello. He also makes a very good cup of coffee.
Pictured: Mini Mart (left); Mohammed and Omar Elsayed (right)