To Small Businesses for Valentine’s Day
 Sweethearts Shop Local…Be a #SmallBusinessSweetie Forty Neighborhood Associations Band Together To 
New York City – February 1, 2021) In what may be a first, forty neighborhood organizations representing New York City’s five boroughs have joined forces to deliver messages
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Open Restaurants: Winter UPDATE

Now that the Open Restaurants program has been extended year-round, it’s important that we work together to make all roadway seating areas as safe as possible, especially to better withstand the stresses that winter may bring – such as slippery roads, snow removal operations, and snow piles pushing against barricades.
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Restaurants best practices for POST COVID world

This webinar helps restaurateurs understand new ASHRAE and CDC guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne pathogens. Viewers will learn the role of restaurant HVAC systems in managing proper ventilation and implementation strategies and technology options that provide a path to compliance. They will also discuss why COVID-compliant… Continue reading →


Restaurant owners must:

  • Create a protective barrier, such as planters or objects of similar size and weight, on all three sides of the seating perimeter that are in the roadway, to separate seating from the travel lane. Such barriers must be at least 18″ in width and 30-36″ in height (excluding plantings) on all three sides that are in the roadway, to preserve
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Our community is confronted by unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Queens Economic Development Corporation has asked expert speakers in the areas of Finance, Operations and Marketing to provide guidance as small businesses plan their reopening. Each webinar is designed to provide practical information you need, along with … Continue reading →

Programa de Protección de Nomina (PPP)

La solicitud abre viernes 3 de abril. Este programa federal tiene recursos limitados. Es importante enviar las solicitudes lo antes posible.


La Administración de Pequeñas de Empresas (SBA) ha creado el programa de préstamos (PPP) para ayudar a las empresas a mantener su fuerza laboral empleada durante la crisis del Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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82nd Street Business Hours as of 04/06/20

Duane Reade 37-66 82nd Street 9am-9pm 718-507-8056
La Vida Pharmacy 40-20 82nd Street CLOSED 718-426-2525
Nueva Vida 81-25 37th Avenue 9:30am-5pm Sunday Closed 718-899-0200
Rite Aid 82-13 37th Avenue 8am-10pm 718-565-1473
Western Drug 81-20 Roosevelt Avenue 9:30am-6pm 718-899-6520

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)  

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has created the PPP loan program to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
SBA will forgive the loan if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight (8) weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

Businesses with less

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