SPRUCING UP PUBLIC SPACES FOR SPRING
The 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 have access to green spaces. As a further public good, The Hort uses a workforce development model for service delivery, with vocational training and paid internships. The Hort has designed, installed, and maintained more than 2,000 gardens and green spaces throughout New York City.
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GREENEST BLOCK IN BROOKLYN
Do some gardening and landscaping of your storefront on your own, and you could win! Brooklyn Botanic Garden is once again holding the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest; commercial participants can enter here to compete for the title of “Greenest Storefront.” Think you have a shot? Submit your entry today!
TO-GO DRINKS ARE BACK!
On April 9, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that legislation allowing takeout drinks has become law as part of the FY23 State budget. To-go drinks were a critical revenue stream for New York’s bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping many small businesses across the state pay their rent or mortgages. For a period of three years, this legislation allows bars and restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages “to-go” for off-premises consumption under appropriate limitations. The new policy addresses the concerns of small business owners operating liquor stores by prohibiting bottle sales and requiring food orders and sealed containers. Read the “frequently asked questions” tip sheet from the State Liquor Authority (SLA) here.
GET COMPLIANT THIS SEASON!
Through the No-Penalty Business Accessory Sign Inspection Program and the No-Penalty Deck and Retaining Wall Inspection Program, homeowners and business owners can request a free, no-penalty visual inspection by a Department of Buildings (DOB) inspector of any accessory business sign, deck, porch, or retaining wall on their property — simply by calling 311 through May 31, 2022. If, after an inspection, these outdoor structures are found to be in an unsafe condition, but repairs are made promptly, no penalties will be issued. Learn more before you schedule your inspection here.
We are set to welcome Council Member Crystal Hudson and NYC Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim to our district for a walking tour on Tue., May 24 from 11a to 12:30p. If you have a specific question for them or would be available when they stop by your business location, please reach out to us in advance; send us a quick a email here.
ENTER THE 1010 WINS CHALLENGE TODAY!
If you need a helping hand to relaunch, rebuild, or expand your business, 1010 WINS and Dime Community Bank want to give you $10K to do just that! Enter for your chance to win through Sunday, May 8; click here to submit your entry.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ANNUAL SPRING EVENT
The date is set, the free activities are lined up and the artists are ready to do their thing (we just need the weather to cooperate 🤞)!
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!