MI K’AMCHA YISROEL: Boro Park Business Owner Shares Store With Competitor Following Fire

On Sunday, February 3, Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein presented an official citation to Mr. Shea Langsam, owner of Fish to Dish, to commend him for his kindness in welcoming a competitor, Yossi’s Fish Market, into his store following a fire that destroyed the building that housed Yossi’s Fish Market. Following a destructive fire on Jan. 12, Yossi Heiman, owner of Yossi’s Fish Market locates at 13th Avenue and 54th Street in Borough Park, Brooklyn, was left without a location from which to operate his business. That night, Eichenstein coordinated short-term housing for the residents of the apartments above the store. At the same time, Shea Langsam, owner of Fish to Dish, immediately reached out to Mr. Heiman to generously offer that he operate his business from a section of Langsam’s store, Fish to Dish, located just a few blocks away at 1280 43rd Street, in Borough Park, Brooklyn. “While we are a community that is known for its chesed (kindness), the act of offering a direct competitor into your own storefront truly goes above and beyond,” said Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein. “Fish to Dish is setting a new bar for what it means to be a neighbor and business owner in our community.” “I want to express my deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Shea Langsam from Fish to Dish for what he’s done,” said Yossi Heimen, owner of Yossi’s Fish Market. “As soon as Shabbos was over, Mr. Langsam reached out to me to offer use of his store so that I could continue serving my customers. I also want to thank Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein for the work he’s done in helping his constituents affected by the fire.” “As soon as I heard after Shabbos that Mr. Heiman had a fire, I immediately called him and offered to help,” said Shea Langsam, owner of Fish to Dish. “When he said that he needs a facility to process and deliver orders for his customers, I said, ‘Why not join me in my store?’ As fellow community members we all try to help each other as much as we can.” Citation Transcript: New York State Assembly Citation is presented to Shea Langsam Fish to Dish in recognition of your kindness for opening your doors to a neighboring merchant, Yossi’s Fish Market, after a fire destroyed their location on January 12, 2019. This act of welcoming a competitor into your workplace goes beyond what is expected of a business person. This exemplifies what we should all strive to be like as New Yorkers. It is with great pride, as a Member of the Assembly from the 48th District, that I call attention to your kindness and thank you on behalf of the entire community. Simcha Eichenstein Member of Assembly (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)