Immigrants Strike Day Hits Brooklyn Businesses

Fort Green's La Pequena closed for the Day Without Immigrants strike. Photo by Steve Sherman

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    You may notice businesses shut today in support of the national “Day Without Immigrants” strike.

    La Pequeña, the Mexican restaurant at 86 South Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, is closed. A big banner over the windows announces “Un Dia Sin Immigrantes” with a raised fist symbol. A Brownstoner reader sent in the above photo.

    Dough Doughnuts announced its stores in Bed Stuy, at 448 Lafayette Avenue, and Manhattan will be closed today “in support of our staff.”

    Brooklyn Heights Italian restaurant Sociale is closed today and posted a photo of some of their staff standing in front of a flyer at the restaurant, at 72 Henry Street.

    Blue Ribbon posted on Instagram their freestanding New York City locations will be closed today, including Blue Ribbon at 280 5th Avenue in Park Slope.

    The strike follows earlier ones by New York City taxi drivers and Yemeni bodega owners over the Muslim ban. A general strike is planned for Friday, February 17, and a women’s strike, called “A Day Without A Woman” organized by the group behind the Women’s March on Washington, is planned for March 8.

    Have you seen other Brooklyn businesses close their doors for the strike?

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