Thursday, December 16, 2010, PM | Leave Comment
Ideas can turn out great when practiced correctly, especially when it’s about the folks who have lost their jobs. You probably can find many businesses that were based on seemingly bad ideas but still when put in practice, they have turned into successful ventures.
However, a good idea ought to succeed when folks put their hearts and minds in it. It’s more for the better when it’s done for the unemployed.
New York City is no stranger to culinary places. There are hundreds and thousands of restaurants that cater to the millions of residents and visitors on a daily basis.
Need, Ambition and Nostalgia
On a block in Long Island City, Queens, just over Queensboro Bridge from Manhattan (see map), there is a building, probably a warehouse that is a seven-day-a-week, 24-hour revolving-door operation built on need, ambition and nostalgia.
It’s a huge kitchen – 5,500-square-foot work space – and is both a refuge for dreamers and a life preserver for the jobless.
The kitchen, rare in its approach, solves many problems. It offers cooks space they do not have at home, is fully equipped and complies with the city’s health code.
The place has also fostered an informal network, where cooks combine purchasing orders for things like butter and olive oil to save money, or rely on one another as taste testers.
At the kitchen, space is rented by the shift. The most expensive is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., which costs $231, and the cheapest is from 1 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., which costs $154. It’s the city that never sleeps so the early shift is not that bad for the price.
In a Nutshell
I hope this idea spreads to other major cities. If it’s done for the unemployed, it’s for the better. For folks who have been cooking and selling their dishes while unemployed is probably one of the better ideas that has come into practice.
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A Kitchen-for-Rent Is a Lifeline for the Laid-Off. I didn’t find an address or phone number for the place. I am sure if someone is interested in it for a small business in culinary venture can find the address and phone number.Facebook.com/doable.finance