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 has stated that the previously permitted propane heaters were only meant to be temporary, as the order that covered them expired in May and was not extended.
STRAWS, STICKS & STIRRERS: NO PLASTIC, PLEASE!
Beginning November 1, 2021, New York City food service establishments may no longer provide single-use plastic beverage straws that are not compostable, except upon request.
Additionally, food service establishments may no longer provide single-use beverage splash sticks or stirrers made of plastic.
Brooklyn Alliance Capital, Inc. provides financing to under-served minority and immigrant entrepreneurs and low-income small business owners to increase financial stability and foster economic growth that will create jobs in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn EXCELerate program is a Social Justice Lending model available through the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. It’s for BIPOC-owned businesses impacted by COVID. No interest, no credit scores, no collateral, and no guarantors. It’s a good program for capital needs under $15K.
For more information, check out the details online or contact Stevenson Joseph at email@example.com
A FAB ASSIST!
We’re pleased to welcome a new intern this season, Sharrington Haynes, to our FAB team! You may have already met Sharrington working as a production assistant on some of our summer events, and she has recently executed PPE drop-offs throughout the district.
If you’re a certified minority- or woman-owned (M/WBE) business enterprise or a minority-owned business in NYC, you could be one of a few small businesses slated for a new development coming to 205 Park Avenue in Fort Greene.
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!