On Monday December 17 the Brooklyn Nets, NBA basketball team joined forces with American Express and a local business owned and operated by a Brooklyn Jewish family to bring smiles to
75 children whose lives were shattered when Hurricane Sandy displaced them from their homes in Queens. Cookie Falick, the founder and owner of Cookies The Kids Department Stores was ecstatic to see the smiles on the faces of the children who were to be treated to meeting members of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets basketball team as well as to go on a shopping spree at Cookies downtown Brooklyn location, using a $250 credit provided by American Express. Cookie Falick and his family are residents of the Midwood section of Brooklyn and are members of Congregation Beth Torah, Brooklyn. When asked how he felt about this event Cookie Falick, standing with his grandson at his side, said that he was pleased to give back to a community that has been good to him and his family. Mr. Falick began in the department store business in 1972 on Flatbush Avenue In Brooklyn and two years later opened his first Cookies Kids Department Store in Jamaica, Queens, where his original Cookies flagship store still operates.
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