Fab began at a restaurant table and performed its early operations in our CEO’s kitchen. We had a tiny slice of office after that, and then a slightly larger spot in Midtown, where we eventually sprawled out across two floors.
When Fab moved to the West Village, there was finally enough room for everyone to truly spread out in a big, beautiful space that reflects the aesthetic of our business. But soon enough, all empty desks were filled and we found ourselves—once again—in need of more square footage. The addition to the Fab office was nearly complete when Bad Sandy blew into town.
Early Tuesday morning, our CEO sent out an email to NYC employees in response to the storm. The subject line read “Team Togetherness.” What has followed over the last five days has been nothing short of inspirational. Hundreds of emails from our team across NYC metro, into New Jersey and Long Island, came pouring in: offers for shelter, transportation, food, support, and help in whatever way it was needed.
It’s easy to apply a certain triteness to the word family when you’re talking about something beyond your flesh and blood. But that’s not the case at Fab. Family is sticking together when times are tough. Family is keeping your commitments to one another. Family is togetherness. This week, we proved that the Fab team really is a family, and that it’ll take more than a hurricane to break us.
These photos were taken throughout the week in the homes of our Fab team members. Turns out, one of the things we love about work is the people we work with—and it’s way more fun to get the job done with them than without them. From Williamsburg to Hell’s Kitchen, Clinton Hill on up to Harlem, into New Jersey and Queens, we spent this week working together. And that’s how we weathered the storm.