Front Page 2020-05-17

Coop Board of Directors Nominations Are Due

Interested in serving on the Coop’s Board of Directors? Nominations are now open! OPENINGS There is one opening on the Board for a term of three years. CANDIDATE DEADLINE If you wish to submit your name for nomination, you must declare your candidacy by submitting a statement of up to 750 words to Candidates…

Lockdown Movies

Almost everybody, whether they’re feeling bored and restless, overworked and overwhelmed, or all of the above, is now spending more time at home. With the cinemas closed for the foreseeable future, it’s a good time to catch up on movies you’ve been planning to watch or revisit old favorites. Continue Reading →

Coop Strategizes to Stay Afloat

Board Convenes First Online GM By Hayley Gorenberg Illustration by Deborah Tint After pandemic precautions put in place this spring at the Coop, sales fell through the floor, with transactions dropping 79 percent and overall dollars spent down 37 percent for the week ending April 26. A typical week would have shown 17,000 transactions and…

Why Not Curbside Pickup?

By Louis Lavelle Photograph by Mia Tran I’ve been deeply impressed, and eternally grateful, for the hard work, dedication, and creative thinking that have gone into the Coop’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. We all owe the Coop leadership an enormous debt of gratitude. Continue Reading →



Had the Coop in its 47 or so years of operation thought to meet the needs of its senior and disabled members and had a shopping delivery program in place, instead of first floating a plan in late 2019, the Coop would be meeting the needs of those senior and disabled persons. Continue Reading →


I have a question that I haven’t seen addressed in any Coop communications, that I was hoping you could cover in an upcoming edition. Has the Coop considered online/email ordering with curbside pickup and payment? Continue Reading →

Coordinator’s Corner


We have heard these suggestions from many members, and in response, I’m taking this opportunity to share what the General Coordinators have learned after significant research and talking to other coops about their experiences. Continue Reading →


Sweet Treats

By Jennifer Perkin Home cooking is having a moment. Although many Gazette readers and PSFC members are of course already prolific home chefs, going by posts on the internet, a lot people are taking this time to really spread their culinary wings. We are all baking those sourdough loaves, fermenting that kimchi, and making pasta…

In Memoriam

Nathan Allman

By Thomas Rayfiel Nathan Allman, who became a Coop member relatively late in life but whose influence on the Coop began long before, died on March 22 of complications resulting from the coronavirus. He was 85. Nathan joined the Coop in 2007, when he married Ellen Krüger Allman, and retired in 2010, one of the…

Joe Hennessy

By Thomas Rayfiel Joe Hennessy, a longtime Coop member and beloved squad leader, died April 9 of complications related to the coronavirus. He was 82. Joe came to the United States from Ireland in 1957. After serving in the Army (with Elvis Presley!) he settled in Queens where he managed a taxi fleet and served…

This Issue Prepared By:

Editor (development)Ed Levy
ReportersJennifer Perkin
Art Director (development)Eva Schicker
IllustratorsDeborah Tint, Rod Morrison, Magdelene Carson,
Ethan Pettit
PhotographersBill Farrington, Johsua Kristal, Mia Tran
ThumbnailsMia Tran
PhotoshopAdam Segal-Isaacson
Art Director (production)Dilhan Kushan
Web PublishingHelena Boskovic, Erin Sparling
Editor (production)Nancy Rosenberg
Final ProofreaderLisa Schorr

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