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#LoveLocal: Time Out New York celebrates local shops, food and culture

In tough times, we’re backing the independent businesses that represent the soul of the city

By Will Gleason

Hello, New York!

The end of 2020 is almost here—and what a year it's been! With the city facing growing restrictions as we enter the winter, a lot remains unclear about what the future holds. However, one thing’s for sure: social distancing is here to stay for quite some time. And while that may continue to be an inconvenience for most of us, it’s potentially disastrous for many of the businesses, people and industries that make New York a place worth living.

Time Out editors have been seeking out the best of the city since 1968. We know that New York is nothing without its restaurants, bars, theaters, music venues, nightclubs, cinemas, art galleries—and all the other local independently run places where people come together to eat, drink, laugh, think and come together.

If we don’t take action right now, countless venues will close forever. Many places, already struggling to pay their sky-high New York rents, are now dealing with months of lost revenue. On top of that, thousands of bartenders, waiters, cooks, artists, musicians, actors, filmmakers, designers and other creatives have been left unable to earn a living.

We’re determined to help. That's why we've launched our Love Local campaign to support local food, drink, culture and entertainment in New York. We're using this space to tell their stories and share their shoppable wares so that you can pitch in and lend a hend.

You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram to hear more about our ongoing campaign. As New York adjusts to its new reality, we’ll continue to support local independent venues, and the people that bring them to life. Keep scrolling to see Time Out's Love Local campaign in action and consider supporting a New York business today.

Will Gleason
Time Out New York


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