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 and get boosted.
New York City continues to strongly urge private employers to put in place their own vaccine mandates, as the city will continue implementation of the city worker vaccination mandate for its own employees. Read more here.
SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE OFFICE HOURS
NYC Small Business Services (SBS) is now hosting Small Business Advocate office hours at the Business Solutions Centers in October. Businesses can make an appointment or drop in to speak with an Advocate, who can help business owners to:
LEARN HOW TO GET A SMALL BUSINESS GRANT
CitizensNYC awards micro-grants to everyday New Yorkers to help them improve the quality of life for their neighbors through an annual grant cycle. If you are a New York City small business trying to serve your neighborhood, you’ll want to learn more about the Neighborhood Business Grant program. Join this virtual session, co-hosted by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, on Thu., Oct. 13; RSVP here!
WE NEED MORE HAPPY HOUR POWER!
A FABulous “thank you” goes out to Ojalá Authentic Mexican for hosting our merchant mixer last month, and another special shout out to the few businesses that did stop by during happy hour to chat and enjoy DELICIOUS, fresh Mexican fare! We wish MORE Fulton Street-area small businesses would attend the gatherings meant for you to get to know each other better and create connections, but we won’t give up! An event in Fort Greene is next; stay tuned for details!
NYC HEALTH’S RAT ACADEMY RETURNS
Join a free, in-person training session to learn about rat prevention methods. This session is perfect for building supers and staff, homeowners and tenants, and property management companies. RVSP for the event at Restoration Plaza, Fri., Oct. 7.
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY SAFETY TIPS
Most e-bikes and e-scooters use powerful batteries that can cause fires, even explosions, and serious injury or death if they aren’t handled correctly.
Use these tips shared by New York Attorney General Letitia James to protect yourself and your delivery staff.
- Buy your e-bike and battery from a trusted manufacturer
- Maintain your battery by carefully checking it from time to time
- Store your battery in a safe place
- Charge your battery using only the cord and power adapter provided by the manufacturer
- Dispose of your battery at a battery-recycling location
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!