Here’s a random spot check of what’s open, what’s closed, and what’s open but closing early in Brooklyn today due to preparations for Hurricane Irene. Please add to it in the comments. We’d love to hear what you know about your local restaurants, bars, gyms, wine stores, etc.:
By Brooklyn Fine Goods, 261 Smith St: Open, candy tasting 1-5pm
Chase Branches: Closing at 2 p.m.
C-Town, 9th Street and Fifth Avenue: Closing at 2 p.m.
C-Town, 710 Coney Island Ave between Avenue C and Cortelyou: Open all-day, weather permitting
Duane Reade, all locations: open normal hours, weather permitting.
Fairway: Closing at 10 a.m.
Foodtown, N. 3rd between Bedford Ave & Driggs Ave.: Open until midnight, weather permitting
Foodswings, 295 Grand St, Williamsburg: Open until 6pm.
Home Depot: Did not answer phone
Key Food, 130 Seventh Ave. at Carroll: Open until midnight, weather permitting
Key Food, 120 Fifth Ave. at Baltic: Open until 8 p.m., weather permitting
Key Food, 242 Bay Ridge Ave: Open until 10 p.m., weather permitting
Khim’s grocery store, Driggs and 11th: open 24/7 today & Sunday
Lowes, 118 2nd Ave. (between 10th St & 11th St): Did not answer phone
Park Slope Armory YMCA: Closed
Rite Aid, Fifth Avenue & 10th Street: Open for now
Target, Atlantic Center: Open till 4pm, closed Sunday
Trader Joe’s: Closing at 10 a.m.
Here’s a list from the Ditmas Park blog of restaurants that are open and closed in DP.