North Flatbush Business Improvement District – Your Connection
The North Flatbush Avenue BID is working with NYC Small Business Services and the offices of NYC Mayor Bloomberg, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the office of Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz to help our businesses and property owners recover any damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy.
Our office is here to help you, please feel free to stop by or call us anytime.
HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE SO FAR.
o Emergency loans of up to $25,000 for small and mid-sized businesses that have been interrupted as a result of the storm.
o For larger businesses that were damaged, temporary City and State sales tax deferment on materials needed for rebuilding.
o For businesses displaced from their locations, we’re offering temporary office space free of charge at the Brooklyn Army Terminal for the next 30 days.
o EDC has about 40,000 square feet of space at the Terminal that is now available for this use.
o Loans up to $2 million are also available for business property losses not fully covered by insurance – and for businesses that have had cash flow problems caused by the storm and need funds to get back on their feet.
§ That applies to small businesses, agricultural co-ops, and most nonprofits, regardless of size.
· TO GET INFORMATION CONTACT NYC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS BY CALLING 311 OR GOING TO NYC.GOV .
FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE:
· Anyone affected by Sandy – homeowners, renters, and businesses – can apply for federal disaster assistance.
· They can register at DisasterAssistance.gov  or by calling the Federal Emergency Management agency at 1-800-621-3362.
DISASTER RELIEF FROM THE BOROUGH PRESIDENTS OFFICE
The Office of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is here to assist you and your business in this time of need. If your business has sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy, there are multiple programs and assistance packages from several different government and non-profit organizations that might be available to assist you in recovery.
For more information please go to http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/business.htm
All MTA busses and subways will stop at 7pm today, Sunday, October 28th. All PATH trains will discontinue at midnight.
Alternate Side Parking and meters are suspended on Monday, October 29th.
There will be wide power outages throughout our area. The NYPD and NYFD strongly advise against using candles. Please obtain batteries and flashlights.
The North Flatbush Avenue BID will update everyone on Hurrican Sandy as news continues over on our Facebook page and Twitter feeds. Please follow us there. Click on the icons on the sidebar of our website.
NOTICE: The North Flatbush Avenue BID will be surveying our district for downed trees and damages on Monday and Tuesday, however if you see any downed trees along North Flatbush Avenue please advise 311 immediately or contact our offices at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Our offices will be closed on Monday, but we are on the Avenue!
Read our latest newsletter regarding Hurrican Sandy Advisory HERE.
CONCEPTUAL DRAWINGS OF THE NEW NECKDOWNS ALONG NORTH FLATBUSH AVENUE
The North Flatbush Avenue BID is working in concert with the NYC Department of Transportation as part of our Capital Street scape Project to include neckdowns (or curbouts) on busy intersections along North Flatbush Avenue. This new initiative along North Flatbush Avenue will shorten the time to cross North Flatbush and widen the turning point for cars – all part of our traffic calming and pedestrian safety measures.
To view the entire PDF file from NYCDOT, please click on the link below.