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 […]

FAB Biz Blast – Mar 2021

colorful illustration of women of all ethnicities

LADIES FIRSTMarch is Women’s History Month! Since 1987, this month has been set aside to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions women continue to make in history, culture, and society while recognizing the continuing struggle for women’s equality.  FAB FULTON is home to over 25 woman-owned businesses that are excelling in bringing great products and customer service to the […]

FAB Biz Blast – Feb 2021

Footage of thief outside Mac Shack storefront

STAY ALERT, FAB!There has been a disturbing uptick in thefts and burglaries in the district, including a particularly brazen incident at Mac Shack in Clinton Hill in late January. The thief pitched a brick into the storefront glass window, crawled through, and stole the cash drawer. (See more here.) Following this recent incident, NYPD’s 88th […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jan 2021

Fulton Street holiday lights snowflake at night

HAPPY NEW YEAR, FAB BUSINESSES! Welcome to 2021. It’s been a shocking, difficult, and unprecedented journey, but we’ve made it to the new year! Although we lost a few of our neighbors on the corridor, we will try our best to honor them and the spirit of the neighborhood by looking ahead and marching forward. […]

FAB Biz Blast – Dec 2020

A scene of a woman typing on laptop with a writing pad nearby.

LOOKING AHEAD: PPP, FORGIVENESS AND TAXES The end of this long, very different year is coming to a close, and there have been several months of confusion regarding the federal emergency funds that were made available to business owners at the onset of the pandemic. Now, many people’s thoughts are turning to taxes and how to reconcile their […]