Local Resources

We believe that development starts with community. We are here to provide information about the neighborhood and answer any general questions you might have about doing business here.

City & State Resources

Business Services

The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS). The agency can help businesses obtain permits and licensing, access financing and incentives, hire and train your workforce, and more. Visit www.nyc.gov/sbs or dial 311 for more information.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is responsible for promoting economic growth throughout the city. They can be a resource for information on real estate development, incentives and other business resources. Call 212.619.5000 or visit www.nycedc.com.

COVID-19 Resources

HEALTH

General Health
NewYork-Presbyterian – NYP has created a 24-hour public hotline for those with concerns about COVID-19 at 646.697.4000. The hotline will not to diagnose or treat the caller, but it was made to provide a reliable and trusted source of information to the public. To speak with a physician, we are encouraging our patients and friends to consider a virtual visit using the NYP OnDemand platform.

Northwell Health – Northwell Health has compiled a Digital Resource Center for expert advice, reliable information, news, and updates on the novel coronavirus and Northwell’s response within the communities we serve.
Students at NYU School of Medicine – COVID-19 New York Community Resources + Up-to-Date Health Information

Children’s Health
National Institute for Children’s Health Quality – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Children’s Health Advocates

Turnaround – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources for Children

Sinai Parenting Center – Resources for parents and healthcare workers that can be accessed remotely. Includes information on newborn care, healthy development, how to talk to your children about this situation, live classes, and additional tips.

Mental Health
NYCWell – 24/7 services available to speak with someone via call, chat or text during a time of crisis

Okayso – free support services around anxiety and stress related to COVID-19 through the okayso website or app (okayso)

NYC Mayor’s Office of ThriveNYC – Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home

DOMESTIC WORKERS

The National Domestic Workers’ Alliance  – list of tips for individuals and families who employ in-home care workers, nannies and house cleaners

ESLWorks – is offering businesses free COVID-19 training for essential workers here

UNEMPLOYMENT

NY State Department of Labor – How to file a claim for UI Benefits

HOMELESSNESS

National Alliance to End Homelessness – Coronavirus and Homelessness

Urban Institute – How Programs Addressing Homelessness Can Prepare for the Coronavirus

HOUSING

Center for NYC Neighborhoods – COVID-19 Outbreak: Homeowner Resources.

CASH ASSISTANCE/LOANS

SBA – SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Canary – Canary distributes emergency cash grants (which do not need to be repaid) to individuals in moments of financial hardship. Canary is deploying their solution with employers, in order to manage emergency grant funds provided by employers for employees. The platform could be a useful part of a COVID-19 response, helping other organizations to manage existing cash grants that they would like to make to individuals. Please reach out to Kimberly Gartner at kimberly@workwithcanary.com if you’d like to discuss how Canary can help you distribute emergency cash to your community members.

Propel – Propel has partnered with GiveDirectly to help FreshEBT users access cash. They are giving households $1,000. More information can be found here.

The Acceleration Project – TAP is offering the following free services to the small business community. Email support@theaccelerationproject.org to register for these free services (available on a first come, first-served basis):
Loan Application Assistance (up to 4 hours of support) – TAP consultants will help small businesses review loan options and apply for emergency working capital through the Small Business Administration (SBA) or other eligible programs.
Cash Flow Crisis Management (up to 4 hours of support) – TAP’s financial experts will analyze current business financials, help minimize cash-outflow and plan for an uncertain environment.

Metrocard Donations for Essential Workers – A crowdsourced listing of metrocards donated by individuals