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November 20, 2017 NYC Ferry

The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching and many are taking stock and counting their blessings. Some are also looking forward to a busy shopping weekend after the eating and camaraderie have subsided. This Saturday, November 25th there’s a great opportunity to shop small and support local businesses. We’ve compiled a list of businesses, markets, and makers who are local and easily accessible via NYC Ferry. #SmallBiz #ShopSmall #LoveYourLocalNYC


Pier 6/Atlantic Ave

The Montague Street BID is offering specials, discounts, and promotions for participating businesses in Brooklyn Heights, near our Pier 6 Landing. You can also forget about the line for Santa and get a Selfie with an Elf instead! You can see a list of participating businesses here.

DUMBO/Brooklyn Bridge Park

You can explore DUMBO and shop small with this handy-dandy list of deals from different businesses as part of the DUMBO BID. They’ve also made your holiday shopping super easy with this nifty gift guide, all local to DUMBO.

Hunters Point South & Long Island City

When you get off the ferry this Saturday at either the Hunters Point South or Long Island City stops, you may see some volunteers from the LIC Partnership who will be giving away #ShopSmall swag from American Express. They’ll encourage you to #LoveYourLocalNYC at these great Long Island City businesses.


  1. You can take the Astoria route and hop off at the end of the line (or first stop, depending on how you look at it) to #ShopSmallAstoria at these participating businesses offering deals in the neighborhood. Want to shop all weekend? You can take advantage of this Shop Small Astoria Retail Crawl from Friday until Sunday.
  2. Take a stroll from the Astoria ferry and visit QED’s Holiday Bazaar with locally-crafted gifts from 25 of the neighborhood’s foremost creative makers.


If you find yourself along Grand Street in Williamsburg, upload a selfie to Instagram while shopping at any business on Grand Street between Union and Bushwick Aves and use the hashtags #ShopSmall and #LifeIsGrand for a chance to win $50.

Sunset Park

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Sunset Park with the Sunset Park BID’s annual holiday trolley which will take you to participating Shope Small businesses in Sunset Park from 38th St to 64th St. The trolley will run from 1 – 5 PM, starting from 51st St.





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