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Housing Works Announces By Appointment Only Bridal Shopping

Housing Works  Announces By Appointment Only Bridal Shopping

Natalie Gruppuso and Ryan Vernon

Housing Works’ array of wedding services are in greater demand than ever, which is why, just in time for summer wedding season, we are announcing two exciting new developments:

— We now offer by-appointment-only bridal shopping at our Gramercy Thrift Shop 157 East 23rd Street. Budget-conscious brides can privately shop our stock of gorgeous, deeply discounted designer wedding dresses, including dresses from Gucci, Richard Tyler Bride, Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Yoo, Giovanni Ravello, Angel Sanchez and many more. Most dresses are discounted more than 70% off of retail. Prices range from $100 to $1,000. To set up an appointment, e-mail or call Dan Moore at 212-529-5955 extension 1.

— Housing Works’ catering company The Works Catering has a new executive chef! Chef Michael Sherman has 20 years of culinary experience at New York’s most acclaimed restaurants, among them Aureole, Bouley, Lespinasse, La Grenouille and the Soho Grand Hotel. Under Sherman’s guidance, The Works will offer delicious, seasonal custom menus that reflect couples’ tastes and personalities. To contact The Works, email or call Matt Nasser at or (212) 780-1942.

—Don’t forget that our acclaimed Bookstore Café is available for rental for wedding ceremonies and receptions. We provide flexible, competitive packages that combine the Bookstore Café and The Works. To contact the Bookstore Café for bookings, email or call 212-966-0466 ext.1112.

Housing Works is the only full-service weddings expert in New York City that donates all of its profits to help needy New Yorkers. All profits from our wedding-related businesses go to Housing Works Inc., which provides lifesaving services such as medical care, meals, and job training too poor and homeless New Yorkers living with HIV and AIDS. For more information, about Housing Works visit

Couples who choose Housing Works wedding services are sure to have an unforgettable wedding experience while experiencing the joy of helping others. “We wanted to be able to give back—that was a big part for us, knowing a portion of our expenses would go to a community that needs support,” recalls Maddy Neely, 30, who married Dave Neely at the Bookstore Café and used The Works catering. “We got so many compliments from our guests on the food and the venue. It was compeletely the wedding of our dreams.”

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm