FAB Biz Blast – Oct 2023

STAYING “TRASH COMPLIANT” Effective earlier this summer, all food-related businesses are required to use rigid containers for their trash bags. After Labor Day, the mandate was extended to include all businesses (not just food-related) with five or more locations. The next phase of the Adams administration’s war on rats will require ALL BUSINESSES to put […]

FAB Biz Blast – Sep 2023

NEW OUTDOOR DINING PROGRAM No longer just a pandemic-era outdoor dining solution: last month, the New York City Council passed legislation Mayor Adams signed into law that will create a system allowing businesses to set up dining sheds on city streets from April through November and to remove them in the winter months. The permanent […]

FAB Neighborhood News – July 2023

IT’S HEATING UP! Summer fun days (and nights) await you on FAB Fulton! There’s something for just about everyone. Look into these FAB happenings going on at our local merchants: Take in a good meal or a glass of wine, beer, or other beverage at one of the many fantastic outdoor settings in our district. […]

5X5 Block Party, 8/8/23: Event Info

Mayor Adams, ‘ITSALLBLACKMUSIC PRESENTS’ Announce Block Party Lineups and Conversations Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop New York City Mayor Eric Adams and ‘ITSALLBLACKMUSIC PRESENTS’ recently announced the lineups for the free “5X5 Block Party Series” and live conversations between leaders in hip hop. The Brooklyn event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 5, at Fulton Street and […]

FAB Biz Blast – Aug 2023

NEW MONTH, NEW LAWS No matter the time of year, a new month most often brings the official start of new City rules and regulations. Make sure you share these initiatives with your staff and crew to be sure you are compliant with City regulations. Effective July 31, the “Skip the Stuff“ legislation restricts food […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jul 2023

Fiery pizza oven

PIZZA UNDER FIRE?    A recent proposal calls for NYC pizza restaurants to evaluate their wood-burning ovens in order to reduce emissions that cause air pollution. CNN explained that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) drafted new standards that would require restaurants with wood- or coal-fired ovens installed prior to May 2016 […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jun 2023

photo of empty outdoor street seating at a restaurant

OUTDOOR DINING TO BECOME PERMANENT (EXCEPT WHEN YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT DOWN…) Last month, the Mayor’s administration and the NYC City Council came to an agreement on the permanent Open Restaurants program. The bill is currently aging and is expected to be passed in late June. Eater NY reports the bill is a version of the original […]

FAB Biz Blast – May 2023

Backyard patio with yellow sun umbrellas, tables and green plants

LET’S KICK OFF SUMMER TOGETHER!   Mark your calendars for the final Merchant Mixer of the fiscal year, and be ready to meet us outside! On Tuesday, June 27, we’ll swing back over to the Fort Greene end of the district and break bread in the amazing backyard space at Forma Pasta Factory (5 Greene). Join […]

FAB Biz Blast – Apr 2023

blue cleaning supplies

TIME TO TIDY UP! Make sure your spring cleaning goals include updating and cleaning up your social media this season! We’ve compiled a few quick tips for you to optimize your feeds for your followers, customers, and clients: Claim your business username on all social media even if you might not use it. In your […]

FAB Biz Blast – Mar 2023

IT’S A SPRING THING!   Our next Merchant Mixer hits the calendar at the start of the spring season! Make plans to join us on Tue., March 28 for another morning session, 8:30-10:30 am, when we’ll gather again for our first cups of joe for the day, and mingle among our neighbors. A Clinton Hill venue […]