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LIC Update: June 25, 2020
Stop By and Eat Outside to #SupportLICLocal As We Reopen!
Businesses: Make sure we have any updated hours or if you have started offering outdoor dining listed! If you have any updates to your business listing, please reach out to us directly by clicking here .
COVID-19: New Updates
New Tri-State Travel Advisory - New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, alo ngside New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, has announced joint travel advisory requiring all visitors from states with significant community spread to quarantine themselves for 14 days upon arrival. Click here for more information and the list of states this applies to.

Sales Tax Remittance Abatement Extended - NYS has extended the sales tax remittance abatement until July 21st.  Those seeking this relief must apply here.

Extension of Off-Premise Service and Consumption of Alcohol - Off-premise service and consumption of alcoholic beverages and take out/delivery being allowed for entities with a liquor license has been extended until July 18th. Read more here. 

Expansion of Open Streets Program - New York City has announced that they are expanding the Open Streets Program to add 23 more miles of open space in the areas hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for more information.

Virtual Q&A with NYC DOT - On Tuesday we held a virtual Q&A session with NYC Department of Transportation to answer questions on the Open Restaurants program that began with Phase 2 of reopening in NYC. Here is a great list of resource links provided in the presentation that may be able to assist with your questions.

Residential Street Cleanings - This week Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia have announced the end of twice-weekly street cleanings. Beginning Monday, June 29, the City will resume ASP regulations for one week. Going forward, residential streets will be cleaned no more than once per week. Click here to read the full release.

Community Tow n Hall with Mount Sinai Queens Tonight - Join LICP Member Mount Sinai Queens tonight at 6:30pm live on their YouTube channel for a Community Town Hall where you will hear more from experts on the risks of delaying your care and how they are ensuring your safety. Click here to watch their live at 6:30pm.

Reopening Checklist - This week we launched our new COVID-19: Reopening Checklist as a tool for businesses to use as NYC moves towards reopening. This list is helpful for businesses opening today as a start of Phase 2 as well as businesses prepping for their reopening in a future phase. There are important forms to fill out prior to reopening and this checklist will help cover your bases. Click here to download the checklist.

Recovery Survey - We would like to remind you to please take COVID-19 Business Recovery Survey to help us get a further understanding of how your business or organization’s recovery efforts and the challenges you anticipate facing as we begin to reopen LIC. Click here to fill out the survey.
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Reminder: Complete the 2020 Census
The  2020 Census  is of critical importance to New York, as tens of billions of dollars come to our neighborhoods based on how many people are living in our communities. 
We strongly encourage you to take 10 minutes of your time today to fill out the 2020 Census.

"Marketing Secrets of Top Brands" with Spectrum Reach
On Tuesday, June 30th at 2pm, join LICP Member Spec trum Reach for their webinar which aims to will guide local businesses to rise above the noise with creative marketing campaigns that reach the right audience.

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