The Times today reported that my favourite ever tea shop, Tea & Sympathy, may be forced to close. This has jolted me out of my blogging apathy for the first time in about a year.
Yes, that’s right. It’s been a year. A year of thinking, ‘Oh no, yet another month without posting any new content. My SEO must be rubbish’, yet failing to write anything. Well, not today.
I was literally making myself some tea and flicking through the paper when I saw the headline, ‘New York’s Little Britain Under Siege‘, and I recognised the shop in the photo. Loyal readers may remember that this tea shop quickly became an essential survival tool for my time in NYC. I still associate it with comfort and familiarity on days when expat parenting felt a little overwhelming. I’m pretty sure it was the first place I reviewed for this blog, here. With a fish & chip shop two doors down (marvellously called A Salt and Battery) and a tea room that stocked mince pies and Hula Hoops, it’s heaven to visit.
And now, according to The Times, ‘New York’s Little Britain is under threat. [The owner]… is fighting to keep her shops alive in the face of rising rents and a demand for back taxes from a new landlord.’
If any of you are in New York right now, are feeling a little cold, a little hungry, perhaps you could pop round to Tea & Sympathy for a cup of tea and a slice of cake? You’ll find it on Greenwich Avenue between Horatio Street and Jane Street. Thanks guys.
4 thoughts on “Save Tea & Sympathy!”
Will keep our fingers crossed for Tea & Sympathy. Much love xx
Hi Marie-Louise, thanks for the moral support. Alex xx
Nooooo! I haven’t anything about this. I’ll try to head there this week and if not definitely next. Been meaning to write as I’m finding your baby posts super helpful! Baby number 3 arrives in June – a boy this time too!
Hi Pippa, congratulations! That’s amazing news. Best of luck and enjoy a pot of tea for me at Tea & Sympathy. Alex x
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