GEM SPA, a historic New York City institution & Birthplace of the EGGCREAM is in dire straits and unless we raise $35,000 in the next 3 weeks, the store will be gone forever. The $35,000 is needed to make up for the $12,000 we were short for rent that was due March 15 and another $20,500 (combination of rent, taxes, monthly payment plan from a recent lawsuit settlement) due in 3 weeks (April 15th). And the other $2500 is needed for taxes. The lawsuit that we recently settled basically stipulates that the landlord can evict us if we are late twice on rent. We are already late for last week’s rent and if we are late one more time, we will be legally evicted when the moratorium is lifted. OUR RICH HISTORY: * Birthplace of the Eggcream (1927) * Where Madonna shot Desperately Sseeking Susan * Basquiat named a painting after Gem Spa in 1982 * New York Dolls shot the back of their 1st album cover at Gem Spa * Where Lou Reed, Patti Smith & Robert Mapelthorpe came for eggcreams * Allen Ginsberg & Ted Barrigan mention Gem Spa in their poems CELEB CUSTOMERS: Leo Di Caprio, Chris Rock, Drea DeMatteo, Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Sean Astin, Prabal Gurung, Wendy Williams & many more EGGCREAM ACCOLADES: * Rated Best Eggcream in New York on Legendary Eats - Food Insider * Named 1 of 11 Foods Only NYC Does Right - NYC GO * 1 of the 100 Most Important Foods in the History of NY - Thrillist.com GEM SPA WILL BE GONE FOREVER IF WE DON’T RAISE THIS MONEY IN THE NEXT 21 DAYS. #SAVENYC #NYC #GEMSPA #NEWYORK #NEWYORKDOLLS #BASQUIAT #MADONNA #SmallBusinessRelief

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Parul Patel
New York, NY

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