To Honor Son of Brooklyn Brewer, Bar Donates $3,500 to Bike-Friendly Streets
After hearing news that Sam Hindy, the son of Brooklyn Brewery founder, Steve Hindy, was killed while riding his bicycle home to Brooklyn on November 16, 2007, Bobby Gagnon, owner of the landmark Park Slope bar, The Gate, decided to pay his respects in a non-traditional way.
The Gate donated all of its profits from the sale of Brooklyn Brewery's Winter Ale from December 7th to January 17th to Transportation Alternatives, New York City's leading advocacy group for biking, walking and public transit. The donation totaled $3,500.
The Gate hosted a presentation made by Transportation Alternatives' Executive Director Paul Steely White, on what it will take to make NYC streets bike-friendly. Attended by Sam's family and friends, as well as a large audience of Brooklyn residents, the evening was testament to the unifying powers of good beer, good people and bike-friendly streets.
"I am touched by the generosity of Bobby Gagnon, and the Hindy family's unflinching commitment to safer streets," said Paul Steely White Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives. "There aren't words to heal the kind of pain the Hindy's know, but with time, effort and the generosity we've seen from this community, such tragedies can and will be prevented."