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Brooklyn businesses offer specials to gov’t workers affected by shutdown

January 17, 2019 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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As the U.S. government shutdown heads into its fourth week, some Brooklyn businesses are offering free services for federal workers.

Massage Williamsburg, Massage Greenpoint and Massage Outpost in DUMBO are offering free one-hour massages, which would otherwise cost $120, for federal government employees, according to Bklyner. Workers can schedule appointments on the businesses’ respective websites. The offer is available until Jan. 20.

BAM Rose Cinemas is also offering free tickets to government workers, Bklyner reported. Federal employees must show their IDs at the box office, and the offer is only good for first screenings, which start between 4 and 4:45 p.m.

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Masbia Flatbush and Masbia Boro Park, both of them part of a kosher food pantry organization, are extending their hours for federal employees. Executive Director Alexander Rapaport and staffers visited LaGuardia Airport and passed out flyers to Transportation Safety Administration workers, said Bklyner.

Finally, Rocco’s Tacos in Downtown Brooklyn is giving federal employees a one-time credit of $20. The offer ends on Jan. 20 and doesn’t include purchases on Tacos Tuesday or alcoholic beverages.

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