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March 1, 2021 Danielle Vito

Support Woman-Owned Businesses Along NYC Ferry Routes

This week kicks off the beginning of Women’s History Month, a month dedicated to spotlighting the accomplishments of women. To celebrate, we’ve selected some of our favorite woman-owned businesses along NYC Ferry routes that you can support not only this month but all year long! Throughout March, we’ll be honoring Women’s History Month on our social media channels, so be sure to give NYC Ferry a follow.

The Sill
 Corlears Hook

The Sill’s mission is to make the experience of discovering the perfect potted plants as beautiful as the plants themselves. Bridging the gap between plants and people, The Sill offers products and services that fit with your personal style, lifestyle, and budget. The Sill first launched exclusively as an online business but quickly expanded to brick-and-mortar storefronts in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The Sill has three locations in NYC, including the Hester Street location which is just a short walk from NYC Ferry’s Corlears Hook landing.

The shop offers an escape from the concrete jungle with impressive plant displays and weekly workshops. Currently, The Sill is hosting workshops online with a variety of different topics to choose from like Soil 101 and Intro to Plant Parenting. 


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The Sill — 84 Hester St, New York, NY 10002

Cuisine by Claudette

Moroccan-born, French-Israeli chef Claudette Flatow brings a vast array of food options to the Rockaway Peninsula in a collection of local restaurants. Claudette’s restaurants have healthy offerings like Mediterranean pitas, bowls, and customizable plates. For a quick pick-me-up, order a drink off of the fresh juice bar menu. We recommend the Cranky Crocodile — a blend of matcha, avocado, banana, dates, coconut, and almond milk.

Ride to Rockaway with NYC Ferry to support Cuisine by Claudette!

Cuisine by Claudette — 143 Beach 116th St, Queens, NY 11694

La Newyorkina
 Red Hook

Born and raised in Mexico, Frany Gerson grew up with a passion for food and a love for sweets. She attended a cooking school in Mexico for two years before studying at the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America. She later returned to Mexico to research and write her first book “My Sweet Mexico.” Today, the James Beard-nominated chef shares her sweet Mexican creations out of her shop, La Newyorkina, in Red Hook. 

Ride NYC Ferry to Red Hook and try a signature sundae. You can’t go wrong with the fana banan, made with Mexican vanilla ice cream, caramelized cajeta, fresh whipped cream, and goat’s milk caramel.


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La Newyorkina — 61 Commerce Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

 Corlears Hook

Founded by Sabrina De Sousa and Alissa Wagner in 2013, Dimes is a women-owned business with two locations in Lower Manhattan. Dimes restaurant is located on Canal Street, just a short walk from the Dimes Deli and Market on Division Street. The restaurant serves up a variety of healthy dishes like Acai bowls, sandwiches, and salads alongside a menu of wine, cocktails, and wellness-focused teas. Stop into the Dimes Deli and Market and check out the wide selection of fruits, veggies, and pantry staples. The market features products created by a number of small businesses — including many from New York!


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Dimes — 49 Canal Street, New York, NY 10002

Sayra’s Wine Bar

Sayra’s Wine Bar features seasonal vino from hang-ten regions around the world: chardonnay from California’s Sonoma Coast, sauvignon blanc from New Zealand’s Sandy Cove, and Cava from Catalonia, Spain. Whether you’re team red or white, the outdoor garden is a perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine and catch up with friends. The easy-going ambiance, flavorful food, and friendly customer service are what make Sayra’s Wine Bar one of our favorite hidden gems in Rockaway. 

Sayra’s Wine Bar — 91-11 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11693

Pies ‘n’ Thighs
 South Williamsburg

Pies ‘n’ Thighs owners Sarah Sanneh and Carolyn Bane believe that comfort food speaks to everyone. The restaurant has been serving up classic Southern cuisine in South Williamsburg since 2006. Pies ‘n’ Thighs is known for its award-winning dishes, earning titles including the Best Donut in New York by New York Magazine, Best Biscuits in New York by the New York Daily News, and the Best Apple Pie and Best Fried Chicken in national surveys by Food & Wine and Bon Appétit. With delectable options perfect for brunch, lunch, or dessert, you’re sure to leave with a happy (and full) belly.

Luckily, you don’t need to hop on a south-bound flight to indulge in this comfort food. Simply sail down the East River on NYC Ferry to the South Williamsburg landing.


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Pies ‘n’ Thighs — 166 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

Mimi Cheng’s
 Corlears Hook

When Hannah and Marian Cheng weren’t able to find homestyle cooking quite like their Mom’s, they set out to launch a Taiwanese restaurant of their own. The sister duo opened the first Mimi Cheng’s in the summer of 2014 and have since expanded to three locations across New York City. Mimi Cheng’s is famous for its handmade dumplings which are prepared fresh every day. In addition to traditional Taiwanese flavors, the shop offers an innovative dumpling special each month. Past dumpling specials include unique flavors like buffalo chicken and caccio e pepe!

Join us aboard, and sail to the NYC Ferry Corlears Hook landing to give Mimi Cheng’s a try!


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Mimi Cheng’s — 380 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

 North Williamsburg

Australian-born Scosha Woolridge sold her very first piece of handmade jewelry at a local craft market in Jericoacoara, Brazil. Throughout the years, she’s traveled across the globe drawing inspiration for her jewelry. Fortunately, you won’t need a passport to get your hands on a piece of Scosha’s work. Her shop in South Williamsburg features a wide selection of jewelry for women and men. In addition to jewelry, her shop also carries candles, beauty products, ceramics crafted by independent artists, and other great gifts.

Ride NYC Ferry to South Williamsburg and take a look for yourself!


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SCOSHA — 64 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11249

 North Williamsburg

Inspired by their love of the environment and obsession with all things clean, Celsious was founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. The Williams sisters strive to have the most energy-efficient and eco-friendly laundromat in the city — what they like to call a “cleaner-clean”. The Williamsburg laundromat features a hygienic and inviting space equipped with energy-efficient washers and dryers. Celsious uses eco-friendly unscented laundry powder made from baking soda, washing soda, and organic castile soap.

Support this women-owned business (and the environment) by dropping off your laundry at Celsious!


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Celsious — 115 North 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249

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