Business Resources & Relief from Hurricane Sandy
The NYC Hospitality Alliance has been monitoring Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath while assisting NYC hospitality businesses throughout the five boroughs. For regular alerts:
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The Alliance has collected the following tips and important resources that may be helpful to guide your business through the recovery period:
RBAT- One Stop Assistance
NYC Restoration Business Acceleration Team
Newly formed Restoration Business Acceleration Team (RBAT) will provide business owners with one point of contact as they understand and overcome obstacles to re-opening. The service navigates affected businesses through public utilities and 10 core government bodies
Two pages show resources available to business and steps to rebuild, recapitalize and reopen
Post Storm Rebuilding
Safety Tips for Damaged Buildings
Instructions on NYC Rapid Assessment Postings
Tips on Hiring Contractors for Repairs
Verify a Contractor is Licensed
Rebuilding Permits and Resources
Streamlined Boiler Regulations
Fee Relief for Business Recovery
RBAT Waiver Form
Pro-Cert Process to Speed Permitting
Information on Obtaining New Certificates of Occupancy
Post Storm Financing
Hurricane Sandy: Employment Issues for New York Employers
As a result of Hurricane Sandy a number of issues have arisen concerning the payment of wages. This document is a brief summary of the most frequently asked questions.
NYS Liquor Authority Approved Extensions
Current licensees in New York City, whose licenses are due for renewal in October or November, will automatically receive a 60 day grace period, after the expiration date, during which they may continue to operate.
Click the link below to read more about other SLA approved relief initiatives such as:
New Year’s Eve Permits
Free License Replacement
Extension of Retailers’ Time to Pay Distributors
And much more....
How You Can Help
Countless New Yorker's have been impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. It's no surprise that NYC restaurants and hospitality businesses have already stepped up to serve their neighborhoods by donating food and offering other support, even while many of them are rebuilding and seeking support themselves. If your business is interested and able to assist in any of the relief efforts please consider the following options:
The NYC Hospitality Alliance is supporting and promoting City Harvest's efforts to deliver food throughout the five boroughs to help our fellow New Yorkers in need during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. City Harvest is seeking donations of 200-400 portions of prepared food that can be delivered directly to their agencies. If your restaurant is interested and able to donate food, please contact Naomi Giges Downey at email@example.com . As a note, the food would need to be chilled before they can put it on the truck (it can be hot food that was properly chilled down).
The NYC Hospitality Alliance is assisting City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials coordinate food donations to feed hungry New Yorkers at City shelters who were displaced by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. If your restaurant or business is able to donate prepared foods or offer other assistance please contact Annie Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-325-0699.