Massage Outpost, a clinical massage therapy studio with locations in Greenpoint, Williamsburg and DUMBO, was among several organizations honored last week at Borough Hall.
The business was honored for providing free one-hour massages to government workers out of a paycheck during the partial government shutdown.
Three other nonprofits were recognized for their contributions as well, including Masbia, a kosher soup kitchen network, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, and Sweet Chick, a chicken and waffles restaurant in Prospect Heights and Williamsburg.
Sweet Chick, which is co-owned by the rapper Nas, cooked free meals for those government workers as well.
Here’s the statement from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams about their work:
“The federal shutdown had a deep impact on so many Brooklynites, from residents of NYCHA to food stamp recipients, and it disrupted everything from air travel to tax collection. Thankfully, a number of groups stepped in with acts of kindness, both big and small, that really helped to fill the gap and restore workers’ dignity.”Borough President Eric Adams