FAB Biz Blast – Jan 2022

Gavel and legal book with "2022" on the front

NEW YEAR, NEW LAWSThe top of a new year always brings the enactment of new legislation, on both the city and state levels. This year, there are a number of new laws that involve the workplace, like the requirement to include minimum and maximum starting salaries in New York City job postings. New York State […]

FAB Biz Blast – Dec 2021

Drawing by NYC DOT of FUture Open Restaurants Example

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON A PERMANENT OPEN STREETS PROGRAM The City recently released the next steps for the public to engage in the creation of the permanent Open Restaurants program. This public engagement process is a collaboration between the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of City Planning (DCP). The collaboration and engagement process […]

FAB Biz Blast – Nov 2021

CITY SAYS “NO” TO PROPANE HEAT THIS YEAR Although an emergency executive order allowed the use of propane heaters in outdoor restaurant spaces last winter during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has now banned them. Eater NY reports that citing safety concerns of both usage and storage of the flammable material, the de Blasio administration […]

FAB Biz Blast – Oct 2021

block of apartments with FAB FULTON banner in foreground on Fulton Street

FAB FULTON ANNUAL MEETING: OCTOBER 14 Join us at our 2021 Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 14, at 5 pm. This meeting will now be an online event, via Zoom. If you are a property owner, commercial tenant, business, or resident within the boundaries of the FAB Alliance Business Improvement District, that makes you a […]

FAB Biz Blast – Sep 2021

MORE INFORMATION ON KEY TO NYC  The mandate that was announced last month that now requires proof of vaccination for indoor guests and staff of certain businesses, will be fully enforced beginning the week of September 13. In the FAB FULTON area, businesses have already received complaints about violations of the mandate, so we must […]

FAB Biz Blast – Aug 2021

Covid Vaccination card

VAX PASS FOR INDOOR ACCESS In an effort to drive more vaccinations, Mayor de Blasio recently announced that proof of vaccination will now be required for indoor dining, indoor gyms, and indoor concerts and performances in New York City, making it the first U.S. city to mandate vaccination proof. This requirement also applies to workers at these places. […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jul 2021

Colorful straws stacked in a bunch

PLASTIC STRAW BAN IN EFFECT FOR FALL On June 12, City Council legislation was enacted to restrict the use of plastics straws at restaurants and bars in New York City. The law takes effect on November 1, 2021 and warnings will be issued for any first violation that occurs before November 1, 2022, an entire […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jun 2021

Woman using typewriter at Street Lab desk on Fulton Street

SHOWERS DIDN’T STOP OUR SHINE! ART 360 / FORT GREENE is done and in the books! And, despite the grey day and sporadic showers, it was a fun spring ritual, enjoyed by many. See highlights from the day’s happenings here! We’re thankful for so many merchants, organizations, artists, and neighbors who came together to make it all happen; […]

FAB Biz Blast – May 2021

SBA Logo

MORE RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSESThe Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Grant program is now OPEN for applications. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is awarding funding to restaurants, bars, and other similar establishments that serve food and drink. The program aims to provide support to eligible businesses that suffered revenue losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. SBA may provide funding of […]

FAB Biz Blast – Apr 2021

Finger on a computer keyboard, pressing "Apply Now"

EXTENSIONS AND INCREASES: MONEY MOVESLast week, President Biden signed the PPP Extension Act, which extended the original PPP deadline through May 31. Originally set to end on March 31, the act provides an additional 60 days for small businesses to file applications for Paycheck Protection Program loans, and more time for banks to process those […]