BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brooklyn's thriving Park Slope-Gowanus community, famous for its progressive Moms, green-leaning families and local artists, is also home to two iconic businesses. AllCar Rent-a-Car, www.allcarrentacar.com, a New York fixture for over 30 years, has a busy Park Slope branch. Rooftop Films, www.rooftopfilms.com, an established nonprofit bringing the work of emerging filmmakers to a wider audience, calls the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus home. A short walk from each other, their paths never crossed – until this spring.
"Dan Nuxoll, program director of Rooftop Films came to us with a need. A good part of his budget was taken up in truck and cargo van rentals to transport their equipment across New York City. The shows have free or low admission so cost is a big factor," says Gil Cygler, president of AllCar. Cygler is also a board member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
Nuxoll says, "As a mobile outdoor film festival that must transport our equipment and filmmakers all over the city, Rooftop Films makes use of vehicles of all shapes and sizes just about every day of the summer. That is why we are tremendously grateful for the support of AllCar and Carpingo. They have been wonderfully courteous, friendly and generous, and thanks to their help Rooftop Films can devote ever more resources to our core mission: bringing the best in new, independent films to audiences outdoors all across the city."
AllCar helps many local nonprofits and works in partnership with many Brooklyn businesses. They also have a history of servicing New York's movie industry. Rooftop Film fans can tweet #allcarlovesrooftopfilms to get 10% off their next rental.
"The imminent launch of our hourly car sharing brand, Carpingo, (www.carpingo.com), is synchronicity New York style, as the Rooftop filmgoer is environmentally conscious and appreciates the convenience of a swipe-and-go car," adds Cygler.
With locations across the five boroughs, including seven in Brooklyn, AllCar's rates undercut the national chains. Their fleet includes popular models like the new Fiat 500. AllCar's policies of accepting debit cards and even cash with proper identification make most hard working New Yorkers eligible for car rental.
SOURCE AllCar Rent-a-Car