FAB Biz Blast – Mar 2023

IT’S A SPRING THING!   Our next Merchant Mixer hits the calendar at the start of the spring season! Make plans to join us on Tue., March 28 for another morning session, 8:30-10:30 am, when we’ll gather again for our first cups of joe for the day, and mingle among our neighbors. A Clinton Hill venue […]

FAB Biz Blast – Feb 2023

FAB MIXED IT UP!   We put our “morning-person” hats on and welcomed over 20 guests for a recent Merchant Mixer on the Fort Greene side of the FAB Fulton district! The informal gathering at Fancy Free gave us all a chance to catch up and meet with our neighbors, learn about small business mentorship from […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jan 2023

NEW YEAR, NEW LAWS   There are a number of employment laws and other ordinances set to take effect in New York in 2023, including changes in the minimum wage and paid leave. You should familiarize yourself with the laws and prepare for compliance with your professional teams. Look at this summary of new laws, here.    […]

FAB Biz Blast – Dec 2022

WHAT DOES THE COMMUNITY NEED?   The NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) is conducting a citywide Community Needs Assessment (CNA), to hear from New Yorkers about their highest needs and priorities for their communities. This data will help inform how DYCD directs funding, designs its programs, assesses program success, and gain insight as […]

FAB Biz Blast – Nov 2022

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TWO NEW LAWS TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR NYC SMALL BUSINESSES  Last week, Mayor Eric Adams signed into law two bills designed to help boost the revival of small businesses throughout the city. One piece of legislation would require the NYC Department of Small Business Services (“SBS”) to create a “One-Stop Shop NYC Business Portal,” through which […]

FAB Biz Blast – Oct 2022

PRIVATE-SECTOR VACCINE REQUIREMENTS SOON TO BE OPTIONAL On September 20, Mayor Eric Adams announced that the private-sector vaccine mandate will become optional on November 1. While this additional flexibility returns the choice to individuals and their employers, the City reiterates that the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones is to get vaccinated […]

Job Posting: FAB Streetscape Operations Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION: Streetscape Operations Manager Background The FAB FULTON Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in 2009 as a non-profit organization that advocates for and collaborates with small businesses and property owners along Fulton Street in Brooklyn’s neighborhoods of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, to maintain a safe, clean, and welcoming community while securing resources […]

FAB Biz Blast – Sep 2022

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IS CANNABIZ FOR YOU? Are you a budding cannabis entrepreneur or know someone who is? New York State began accepting applications for the state’s first retail cannabis dispensaries on August 25. New Yorkers who were impacted by criminalization will be chosen first so they can benefit from this opportunity. Interested? Use the recently launched Cannabis NYC resource at […]

FAB Biz Blast – Aug 2022

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RECOGNIZE THIS MAN? A disturbing incident occurred in our area on Wednesday, July 27, as reported by Patch: A Fort Greene grocery worker was stabbed in the back with a screwdriver in an unprovoked, broad daylight attack, police said. The 33-year-old man was restocking fruit at Mr. Mango Fruit & Vegetables on Lafayette Avenue and Fulton […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jul 2022

SBS reps talking to a visitor to their mobile unit table on Fulton St.

SBS SENDS BIZ SUPPORT WITH “MOBIE” Last month, the NYC Small Business Services (SBS) Mobile Unit (“Mobie”) parked in the FAB FULTON district to share free resources with area small business owners, property owners, landlords, and anyone who asked! Mobie got a great spot near a busy intersection in Clinton Hill, and the friendly SBS staff […]