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 will help inform the future design rules for the permanent Open Restaurants program. A short guide outlining the coming citywide program is available here.
Current and future Open Restaurants participants and all New Yorkers: share your thoughts and take THIS SURVEY
on the DOT’s website by December 31st!
URGE YOUR CUSTOMERS AND CLIENTS TO KEEP COVERED!
This week, the NYC Commissioner of Health issued an advisory strongly recommending that all New Yorkers, regardless of vaccination status or past COVID-19 infection, should always wear a face-covering when indoors and in a public setting, such as in grocery stores, building lobbies, offices, and retail stores.
Masks are still required for everyone in public transit, healthcare settings, schools, and congregate settings. Higher-quality masks, like KN95s or KF94s, can offer an additional layer of protection.
This advisory applies to all individuals in New York City over the age of two years who are able to medically tolerate wearing a mask.
NEW VARIANT, MORE PPE
Thanks to City agencies like NYC Small Business Services
and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
, as well as FAB FULTON sponsor, St. Joseph’s College
, we have been able to continue providing our businesses with PPE supplies for their staff and employees during the pandemic. We anticipate receiving more masks
in the coming weeks; if you would like to get a supply delivered to your location
, please contact the FAB office. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
JUST THREE WEEKS LEFT TO SAVE ON UNPAID ECB JUDGMENTS
Time is running out to save on your unpaid Environmental Control Board (ECB) judgments with the FAIRER Program! New York City is offering a temporary program allowing for the payment of a reduced amount for eligible ECB judgments. Depending upon whether you had a hearing and whether the judgment was entered during the COVID-19 pandemic, your savings can be up to 75%. This savings includes the abatement of any interest associated with your judgments.
The FAIRER Program will end on December 20, 2021. To participate and save
on your unpaid ECB judgments, visit www.nyc.gov/mysummons.
(Please note that if you do not have any unpaid ECB judgments, you do not need to take any action.)
To learn more about the FAIRER Program
, including eligibility criteria and other important information, visit www.nyc.gov/fairer
. If you have questions, please reach out online or call 311.
NYC RESTAURANT WEEK IS BACK FOR THE WINTER
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, NYC Restaurant Week
invites all NYC-area eateries to participate by offering a prix-fixe menu
for diners. A Monday through Friday program from January 18 – February 13, 2022
, lunch (2-course minimum), or dinner (3-course minimum) can be offered at either $29, $39, or $59
, and restaurants can participate for all four weeks of the campaign if they want, or even just one. The sign-up deadline has been extended through December 6
; get more info here
for this NYC tradition and drive traffic to your restaurants in the post-holiday period!
NYPD NCO VISITS
It was a long summer of lots of change, and it’s time once again for updates to your emergency contact information. We’ll be out in the district over the next few weeks, dropping by with your NYPD 88th precinct Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs). We look forward to connecting with you, meeting some of the new business owners for the first time, and sharing updates on activity in the area.
ABOUT FAB FULTON
The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB FULTON) is 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 and partnerships for initiatives that enhance and promote the district.
This post contains links to the articles and information referenced in our latest FAB BIZ BLAST email communication. You can subscribe to future newsletters; sign up here for the FAB FULTON BIZ BLAST to get the latest information and resources for FAB FULTON Businesses!