FAB Biz Blast – Sep 2022

Animated graphic featuring NYC Cannabis Resource logo

IS CANNABIZ FOR YOU? Are you a budding cannabis entrepreneur or know someone who is? New York State began accepting applications for the state’s first retail cannabis dispensaries on August 25. New Yorkers who were impacted by criminalization will be chosen first so they can benefit from this opportunity. Interested? Use the recently launched Cannabis NYC resource at […]

FAB Biz Blast – Aug 2022

Crime Stoppers still from video showing assailant ready to attack grocery worker on sidewalk

RECOGNIZE THIS MAN? A disturbing incident occurred in our area on Wednesday, July 27, as reported by Patch: A Fort Greene grocery worker was stabbed in the back with a screwdriver in an unprovoked, broad daylight attack, police said. The 33-year-old man was restocking fruit at Mr. Mango Fruit & Vegetables on Lafayette Avenue and Fulton […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jul 2022

SBS reps talking to a visitor to their mobile unit table on Fulton St.

SBS SENDS BIZ SUPPORT WITH “MOBIE” Last month, the NYC Small Business Services (SBS) Mobile Unit (“Mobie”) parked in the FAB FULTON district to share free resources with area small business owners, property owners, landlords, and anyone who asked! Mobie got a great spot near a busy intersection in Clinton Hill, and the friendly SBS staff […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jun 2022

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 […]

FAB Biz Blast – May 2022

Horticulture staff working in the tree pits at Jitu Weusi Plaza

SPRUCING UP PUBLIC SPACES FOR SPRINGThe public plazas are once again open, and we have a great team of knowledgeable landscapers with green thumbs to help us get our spaces looking FAB! The Horticultural Society of NY (affectionately known as “The Hort”) provides low-cost garden design, installation, and maintenance services to ensure that all NYC residents […]

FAB Biz Blast – Apr 2022

BMS ED, BID EDs and BK DA Eric Gonzalez

BROOKLYN DA GONZALEZ MEETS WITH BIDSIn an effort to address growing community safety concerns and support local economic growth, three of North Brooklyn’s BIDs (FAB Fulton, North Flatbush, and Myrtle Avenue) invited Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez to meet with business owners, property owners, and community partners. It was a small crowd at Brooklyn Music […]

FAB Biz Blast – Mar 2022

Face Covering signage in a window while a patron is in the background

MASK AND VAX MANDATES SET TO BE LIFTED Right as students prepared to return from Winter Break, with the outdoor mask requirement dropped, a barrage of changes from both the City and State were announced. During the last weekend of February, statewide COVID-19 cases declined by 98% since the Omicron peak. There was also updated CDC […]

FAB Biz Blast – Feb 2022

Heart with borough map and Spread Love Shop Local

#SMALLBUSINESSSWEETIE IS BACK!We’ll be joining dozens of other BIDs and merchant associations across the City this month in another Small Business Sweetie campaign! All during February, we ask that local residents “spread the love” and support small businesses through various positive actions like leaving great reviews, posting shout-outs on social media, or signing up for […]

FAB Biz Blast – Jan 2022

Gavel and legal book with "2022" on the front

NEW YEAR, NEW LAWSThe top of a new year always brings the enactment of new legislation, on both the city and state levels. This year, there are a number of new laws that involve the workplace, like the requirement to include minimum and maximum starting salaries in New York City job postings. New York State […]

FAB Biz Blast – Dec 2021

Drawing by NYC DOT of FUture Open Restaurants Example

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 […]