Links and Resources

Financial & Business Resources

Local Historical Sites & Museums

Neighborhood Websites

Community Organizations

Community Calendar

Medieval Links and Resources

Finance and Business Resources

NYC Business Express NYC Business Express is the one-stop online tool for the license, permit, tax, incentive information and applications you need, for any business in NYC. The NYC Business Express Incentives Estimator can even provide a customized list of City, State, and Federal incentives for which your business may qualify.

The New York City Partnership: Small Business Development Center via the NY Public Library, this site is a good start for articles on effective business management, local event and lecture postings along with city and state funded grants available.

New York City Health Insurance Link was created to help New York City residents and small business owners find health insurance. New Yorkers can compare the costs and benefits of selected health plans, explore strategies to make coverage more affordable, and learn some “basics” about health insurance, such as definitions of the words insurers use and facts about consumer protections.

The New York State Empire State Development Corporation The main corporation that offers services, programs, counselors and help with running a business in NY. A very User Friendly site in everyday language.

The Small Business Administration A Federal Agency created to help business gain and utilize government aid. Good, easy to navigate, everyday language site most useful for those who have been running their business for a few years.

Workshops in Business Opportunties (WIBO) "WIBO helps small business owners and budding entrepreneurs in under-served communities obtain financial success in starting, operating, and building successful businesses that develop economic power, provide jobs, and improve communities"

SCORE "America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs."

BOC Network The Business Outreach Network (BOC) has offices in all 5 boros, and the greater Newark, NJ area. BOC assists miroentrepreneurs and small businesses with business development programs, including microloans.

NYC Department of Small Business Services "We can help you resolve issues with city agencies, obtain permits and licensing, access financing and incentives, bid on government contracts, hire and train your workforce, and take advantage of the benefits of being in New York City"

NYC Department of City Planning The Department of City Planning is responsible for the city's physical and socioeconomic planning, including land use and environmental review; preparation of plans and policies; and provision of technical assistance and planning information to government agencies, public officials, and community boards

-NYC Department of Consumer Affairs The Department of Consumer Affairs administers licenses to those businesses that require a license, as well as educating consumers and businesses about their rights and responsibilities.

-Mayor's Office, Community Assistance Unit The "eyes and ears" of the Mayor, the Community Assistance Unit serves as a liaison with the Mayor's office and other city agencies. The CAU also includes the Street Activity Permit Office, which administers permits for street festivals, fairs, and block parties.

Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Established in 1994 to encourage and nurture investment in Upper Manhattan.

Harlem CDC Harlem CDC's goal is to revitalize Upper Manhattan's economy and culture by attracting new attention to Harlem's underutilized commercial and residential spaces. Also provides information and technical assistance to entrepreneurs.

We are here to help simplify the day-to-day process of running your business, so you can get back to focusing on what you are passionate about.

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Local Historical Sites and Museums

This is just a sample of the many places Northern Manhattan has to offer. You can find links to more extensive directory listings under Neighborhood Websites.

Washington Heights Historian an excellent, brief biography section covering almost every historical site in the neighborhood.
Part of the (Hudson Heights Owners Coalition website)

The Morris-Jumel Mansion is the oldest house in Manhattan and is a museum highlighting 232 years of New York history, culture, and arts.

The Cloisters the medieval art branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (located in Fort Tryon Park)

The Little Red Lighthouse This Landmark has no website of it's own, however this page provides an indepth history of the lighthouse's past and present. The Jeffreys Hook Lighthouse served as a navigational aid before and after the George Washington Bridge was built. Today, Park Rangers conduct tours.

George Washington Bridge One of the most beautiful (and busiest!) bridges in the world, the GWB boasts gorgeous views of the Hudson River, the Palisades and Manhattan.(* Warning: Image Heavy site)

The American Academy of Arts and Letters
633 West 155th Street, Tel: (212) 368-5900
hosts exhibitions of art and manuscripts as well as readings and performances of new musicals.

The Hispanic Society of America is dedicated to the art and culture of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, with permenant display, exhibitions and lectures. One of the largest collections of important Goya's & Velasquez's paintings in the world.

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Community Organizations

A handful of the many organizations that aim to help beautify, protect and provide services to residents of Upper Manhattan. For an extensive directory go to the Neighborhood Websites section.

Friends of Fort Tryon Park, Inc., a non-profit community organization sponsoring the care and beautification of Fort Tryon Park.

New York City Services Provides information about city services, elected officals, download forms, and city publications.

Northern Manhattan Arts and Culture at

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Neighborhood Websites

Finding Arts, Culture and Unique Events in Washington Heights and Inwood

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Community Calendar

Many of the Historical Societies and Gardens listed above often maintain event listings and activities also.

The Hudson Heights Owners Coalition, maintains local calender of community and tenant meetings, parks and events.

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