SPRING STROLLS IN THE FAB DISTRICT
It’s FAB when our local officials visit the business district and engage small businesses, and that’s exactly what NYC Small Business Commissioner Kevin Kim and District 35 Council Member Crystal Hudson did last month! Touching down in Fort Greene, the two of them joined FAB FULTON Executive Director Christina Chavez for quick check-ins at various businesses and to share how the city is addressing the reduction of fines, violations, and citations through the new Small Business Forward plan. The Executive Order signed by Mayor Adams at the top of the year is aimed at reforms to cut red tape and reduce burdensome regulations to save NYC’s small businesses approximately $8.9 million.
NEED MORE PPE?
We still have a small supply of KN95 masks and hand sanitizer if you need more PPE for your staff. Send us an email to request and we’ll drop some off for you!
Last month, the New York State Senate passed the “Boozy Brunch Bill,” which would allow wine and liquor stores to open even earlier on Sundays. Most merchants open at noon on Sunday; this bill would allow sales as early as 10 am.
APPLY FOR AN ALFRESCO GRANT!
The Alfresco NYC coalition, which is made up of public space, planning, and transportation organizations all working together to ensure that Open Restaurants and Open Streets programs are accessible to all New Yorkers, has a great opportunity for NYC’s small businesses!
There is still time to perform or host your own musical concert for the city-wide celebration of Make Music New York (MMNY) on the summer solstice, Tue., June 21. Register at the MMNY site, and you can list your venue or search for musicians. Visit here for more details!
FAB FLICKS IS BACK!
The summer’s just heating up… and we’ve got cool movies on deck! We’ve partnered once again with BAM for a FREE, outdoor film series in spaces along our corridor. The quarter of features will be split between The Backlot at Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center (650 Fulton) in Fort Greene and Jitu Weusi Plaza in Clinton Hill.
FAB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHAVEZ STEPPING DOWN
In case you missed the email blast of last month: FAB FULTON Executive Director Christina Chavez will be stepping down and leaving the BID (and NYC) in July.
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!