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 […]

FAB Biz Blast – Nov 2021

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 […]

FAB Biz Blast – Oct 2021

block of apartments with FAB FULTON banner in foreground on Fulton Street

FAB FULTON ANNUAL MEETING: OCTOBER 14 Join us at our 2021 Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 14, at 5 pm. This meeting will now be an online event, via Zoom. If you are a property owner, commercial tenant, business, or resident within the boundaries of the FAB Alliance Business Improvement District, that makes you a […]

FAB Biz Blast – Sep 2021

MORE INFORMATION ON KEY TO NYC  The mandate that was announced last month that now requires proof of vaccination for indoor guests and staff of certain businesses, will be fully enforced beginning the week of September 13. In the FAB FULTON area, businesses have already received complaints about violations of the mandate, so we must […]

FAB Biz Blast – Aug 2021

Covid Vaccination card

VAX PASS FOR INDOOR ACCESS In an effort to drive more vaccinations, Mayor de Blasio recently announced that proof of vaccination will now be required for indoor dining, indoor gyms, and indoor concerts and performances in New York City, making it the first U.S. city to mandate vaccination proof. This requirement also applies to workers at these places. […]