George Floyd Protestors Shattered Windows of B&H Dairy on Second Avenue
An East Village favorite became the target of violence during a night of rage and protest on Saturday, in response to the controversial death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week.
B&H Dairy on Second Avenue had its front window smashed with a bottle. Another setback for a mom-and-pop business struggling to stay afloat in the time of coronavirus.
An update from Ola Smigielska, co-owner of the 81-year-old luncheonette:
Yesterday 10 pm I was in the restaurant. The protest came by and someone threw a big bottle in our window. They also broke the window at the bakery and set garbage on fire. I was scared. Fawzy ran to the restaurant and stayed until it was not so crazy. Rafael and Hugo stayed until midnight. Mike and Leo are there and everything is OK, but we won’t get the new windows util tomorrow, so Fawzy is spending the tonight in the restaurant.”
Another expense we can’t afford. Please donate to our ongoing GoFundMe campaign.
Thank you to everyone who has been asking if we are OK. We appreciate the love, from our B&H Family.