Community Alerts

Community Alerts 1.11.22

Jan 11, 2022
Community Alerts 1.11.22

Welcome SBS Commissioner Kim

Attention Businesses! The NYC Department of Small Business Services has a new Commissioner, Kevin D. Kim. Commissioner Kim was recently appointed by Mayor Adams to lead SBS, which is the City agency charged with connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building a thriving economy in neighborhoods across the five boroughs. The Lincoln Square BID welcomes Commissioner Kim and looks forward to working with the Commissioner and his team at SBS as we move through COVID recovery.
Commissioner Kim has already hit the ground running with Mayor Adams' Executive Order 2, “Small Business Forward: Review and Reform of Compliance Costs on Businesses,” which is designed to help businesses with City agency reforms that will reduce fine schedules and allow for warnings for first-time violations. Click here for more information on Executive Order 2. We recently had the opportunity to meet with Commissioner Kim, who talked about this among other things. In light of these proposed reforms, we want to hear from you regarding the most challenging City agency regulations and hurdles that you face. Email us at to let us know what you think about the order and how it might impact your business.

Alternate Side Parking Suspended 1.17.22

Alternate Side Parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended on Monday January 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday. Meters will remain in effect. Click here to download the NYCASP calendar.

FDNY Safety: Space Heaters

Following the apartment fire in the Bronx, the FDNY has issued space heater safety guidance. View it here. And click here to read a New York Times article on how to help those affected by the Bronx fire.

2022 Street Fair Schedule

On Tuesday, January 4, Community Board 7 held its first meeting of the year over Zoom. This included a full board vote which approved multi-block street fairs to take place between April and October. Click here to view the lineup.

FAIRER Program Extended to 3.20.22

The NYC Department of Finance has extended its temporary program allowing businesses to pay a reduced amount for eligible Environmental Control Board (ECB) judgments, including those issued by the Sanitation, Fire, and Buildings departments. You can save up to 75% with the FAIRER Program (Fine and Interest Reduction Enabling Recovery). To find out if your judgements are eligible, visit or call 311. The extended deadline to apply is Sunday, March 20.