December 2020 | Issue #5
Apple Bank and 5th Ave BID to Deliver Letters to Santa
In a partnership facilitated by the Bay Ridge 5th Ave BID, Apple Bank will be working with the North Pole Office of Community Relations to collect and deliver letters to Santa. Click here to read more about how to mail your wish list, and when Santa will be coming to the Ave to pick up your letters.
Meet the Artists of the Avenue
On Friday and Saturday December 18th -19th, Stand4 Gallery, Building Brooklyn Street Art, and the 5th Ave BID will be hosting, What Happened Here, a popup gallery event featuring artists from the BID's Arts on the Avenue project. Click here to learn more about artists and the upcoming showing at Stand4 Gallery (414 78th Street).
Bay Ridge Merchants and Shoppers, Show that You are All In On NYC!
All In NYC is a city initiative that aims to restore confidence and optimism in NYC by strengthening commitment from individuals, talent, and businesses.

Click here to read about how and where shoppers can find local deals, and how merchants can benefit from participating in this city-wide campaign.
Be sure to review updated regulations regarding roadway barrier construction and design. Winterizing requirements must be implemented by December 15th.

To help keep your business, employees and customers safe, refer to this city approved list of equipment vendors.
We assist in technology, real estate, legal and accounting services, procurement opportunities, marketing, sources of loans and grants, and more. Click here to learn more and connect with one of our Small Business Support Specialists.
The NYC LMI Storefront Loan is a interest-free loan up to $100,000 to help storefront businesses located in low-to-moderate income (LMI) areas of NYC restart or continue operations after experiencing challenges from COVID-19. Check eligibility and apply here.
Under local law 96, employers with 15 or more employees are required to conduct annual anti-sexual harassment training for all employees. NYS laws requires that employers with one or more employees conduct training. Click here for online training through the NYC Commission on Human Rights.

The BID has been hearing from many of our merchants about receiving fines, tickets and warnings from various city agencies. As if circumstances are not difficult enough, these additional challenges make doing business extremely burdensome. If you receive a fine, let the BID know. We are your advocate and will work to provide you with information on how to avoid fines and help you dispute fines that you think are unfair.

As a reminder, if you have not done so already, it is imperative that your business complete the NY Forward Safety Plan for your business. You can find a fillable template here. Again, if you need assistance, reach out to the BID.
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Join Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn and celebrate in the joyous spirit of the holidays season as we hold our Annual Holiday Tree Lighting for the community on Adelphi's spacious outside campus on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Click here for full event flyer and details. Learn how you can sponsor a tree for the event here,
In the spirit of the holiday season Adelphi Academy will be holding a special fundraising drive that will provide our families, friends and supporters an opportunity to sponsor a real holiday tree. All proceeds will benefit Adelphi's Project Succeed Program for College Bound Students with Special Needs. Click here to learn more and sponsor today.