Chinatown’s Meat Boy doesn’t need much of an intro. He does an excellent job of explaining what he’s all about. This is the young member of a family-owned butcher shop in Manhattan’s Chinatown who became an internet sensation when his Reddit plea for help feeding neighbors – especially old people – went viral. Overlook the potty language to focus on the man’s fabulous concern for his community and I promise that your heart will be touched.
Not sure if this is allowed, but fuck it, we’re hurting and desperate times create desperate people who do desperate things.
Local butcher shop with cheap prices. Trying to keep afloat and keep folks fed. Address at bottom.
Sup ya’ll, it’s your favorite local meat boy (for those that don’t get it, here’s my first post: original NYC meat boy post).
Despite COVID cases in NYC having dropped a fair amount, a lot of businesses that have opened up aren’t doing so hot, and still some are not going to open up ever again. While there’s unemployment insurance for individuals, there really isn’t much for small local businesses. I also know that the pandemic boost for UI is about to run out end of month, so if you’re sweating about how you’re going to eat, I got you.
Most of America’s economy began to feel the effects of The Rona around March of this year, but businesses located in Chinatown were fucked as early as January. America’s reporting on COVID centered around China being the bad guy, which trends to loop all Asian Americans as “others” and “not really American.” Chinese businesses tanked and hate crimes shot up.
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Visit butcher shop: 47 Division Street Ground Floor, NYC NY 10002