ExploreChinatown Newsletter
Getting businesses around the neighborhood
ready for Small Business Saturday (Nov 22, 2021)
Shop Small in Chinatown (11/27/21)
This holiday season let small businesses in Chinatown, Little Italy, the Bowery and Lower East Side know how much you appreciate them – be sure to #ShopSmall. Because the holidays are happier together. Visit ShopSmall.com to learn more.
Resources for Businesses
Plastic Straw, Stirrers, and Splash Sticks Ban
Beginning November 1, 2021, New York City food service establishments may no longer provide single-use plastic beverage straws that are not compostable, except upon request. Additionally, food service establishments may no longer provide single-use beverage splash sticks or stirrers made of plastic. 

Affected businesses, agencies, and nonprofits will have a one-year warning period lasting through October 31, 2022. For more information on this law, the exceptions, and to download a sample sign, please visit nyc.gov/straws
Owe City-Issued Fines? Get Them Reduced
DOF is offering a 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. Save up to 75% with the FAIRER Program (Fine and Interest Reduction Enabling Recovery). To find out if your judgements are eligible, visit nyc.gov/fairer or call 311. Deadline to apply is Dec 20, 2021. 
Financial Assistance for Businesses

Resources to Understand Current Regulations

Business Class: The Series
Taking you across markets and industries for real-life lessons from real-life entrepreneurs. View videos.
News Headlines
Upcoming Events
November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm