FAB Biz Blast – Feb 2022

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 newsletters or email lists to connect with businesses.

Look for the campaign all over the City, on LinkNYC kiosks and social media, and follow the hashtag #SmallBusinessSweetie to learn about deals and specials from merchants all month long — and post some of your own!


Last weekend’s “bomb cyclone” nor’easter snowstorm hit the area hard, with several inches of snow compounded by freezing temps. Yet through it all, our FAB Maintenance Team was out working diligently to clear the plazas, sidewalks, and intersections, shoveling and spreading salt to prevent overnight ice formation. We are so grateful for their hard work to keep our corridor safe and passable in inclement weather!

When they’re not handling snow removal, our Maintenance Team also goes the extra mile to preserve the cleanliness of our neighborhood. A big part of keeping the area beautiful is the removal of graffiti. We are currently compiling a list of sites; if you would like to add places for graffiti removal (roll-down gates, sides of buildings, etc.), send us a quick email with details.


It’s shaping up to be a classic winter, and if more significant snowfall is on the horizon, you’ll need to remember the City’s policy on snow removal. According to the NYC Administrative Code, every owner, lessee, tenant, occupant, or other person having charge of any lot or building must clean snow and ice from the sidewalks adjacent to any part of their properties. Additionally, remember to:
• Make a path that’s at least 4 feet wide
• Clear paths to crosswalks and curb cuts
• Shovel out fire hydrants and bus stops
• Don’t shovel back into the roadway
Read more here.
Citizens Committee For New York City is awarding $10,000 grants that will help fill gaps in funding by prioritizing businesses owned by people of color, immigrants, and women.
Proposals that focus on both physical and human infrastructure will be prioritized (technical system upgrades, location alterations, hiring support, marketing, training, PPE, etc.).
They make grants to barber shops, restaurants, food carts, vegetable stands, eCommerce, and other small businesses. Unlike many financial opportunities currently available to small businesses, this program will provide grants rather than loans.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until summer 2022; early applications are encouraged. Click here for more information and to apply TODAY!
(Want even more grant funds info? Check out this fab guide from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce!)
Mark your calendars and plan to join Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez for a virtual meeting with the business members of the North Brooklyn business improvement districts. This online event is set for Thu., Feb. 17, from 11a to noon.
Bring your questions for the DA, who will most certainly share some of his plans to address important issues of crime and public safety. If you are interested in attending the Zoom meeting, register at this link by Feb. 15.

Save these dates for the next Build The Block Meetings with our Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) of the 88th precinct: Sector A (Classon to Clinton Aves) – Thu., March 3 at 7pm; and Sector D (Clinton to Flatbush Aves) – Thu., March 10. The events will be on Zoom; we’ll share links and additional info prior to the meetings.


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!