Amelia’sNovember 27, 2020Family-owned and operated diner Amelia’s has been in Hudson Square since 1965. In 1989 Niko Katehis bought the restaurant and joined the rest of his family, who are no strangers to serving Hudson Square. In 1983 he …
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AdafruitNovember 26, 2020Open-source hardware company, Adafruit designs, manufactures and sells a number of electronics products, electronics components, tools and accessories. However in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the business run by  Limor “Ladyada” Fried pivoted and began operating as an essential service …
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ArrojoNovember 25, 2020ARROJO NYC is an independent hairdressing business with 2 cosmetology schools and 3 hair salons located in Williamsburg, and Tribeca and Hudson Square. When New York City went on lockdown, Arrojo had to close one of its …
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Annual Meeting OverviewNovember 20, 2020Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our 11th Annual Meeting on November 18, 2020. It was a pleasure getting everyone together, albeit virtually, to discuss the Neighborhood, the past year, and the future of Hudson Square.
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Small Business Saturday in Hudson SquareNovember 19, 2020Hudson Square is a community full of small businesses that benefit from the support of their neighbors; and in 2020 more so than ever, these small businesses need our help. The Hudson Square BID has been participating …
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Election Day ResourcesNovember 2, 2020With Election Day upon us, we wanted to alert you to the possibility of gatherings and demonstrations of growing intensity on the Election Day on Tuesday, November 3rd and beyond.   We do not have any specific information …
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Open Storefronts AnnouncementOctober 28, 2020We are excited to report that Mayor de Blasio has just announced a plan for Open Storefronts! This is in response to the BID Association’s calls for such a program to help save small businesses, especially as …
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Voting Safely During COVID-19October 21, 2020With Election Day coming up on November 3rd, it is of utmost importance that voters be informed of the process and prepared to vote safely. NYC Health has released guidelines on the different ways to vote – …
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Open retailers in Hudson SquareOctober 15, 2020As of October 15, 2020 the following Hudson Square retailers are open and still providing services for the community. Please make sure to check their websites or social media accounts to confirm hours of operations as things …
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Google Provides E-Commerce Support for Small BusinessesSeptember 30, 2020Google’s MainStreet online provides small businesses and artists in the State of New York with free, hands-on support to start selling online. The program pairs small business owners with COOP students, who are trained in e-commerce and …
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Resources for RestaurantsSeptember 23, 2020As outdoor dining continues, and indoor dining begins again, The NYC Department of Small Business Services has released a list of resources that can be used for restaurants that are already open or plan on reopening upon …
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Hudson Square DiscountsSeptember 23, 2020Hudson Square – we are All In. Neighborhood restaurants, bars, salons and retailers are excited to welcome you back. Support your local retailer by shopping locally and taking advantage of a variety of deals and discounts, now through October 31st.
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Google Grants Available for Latino-owned Small and Medium BusinessesSeptember 17, 2020Latinos are 1.5 times more likely than the general population to start a business, yet as COVID-19 continues to disrupt the US economy, the impact on the Latino small business community is glaring. A recent study from the National …
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Care for Hudson Square Installation Winner AnnouncedSeptember 16, 2020The Hudson Square Business Improvement District is pleased to announce that WIP Collaborative is the winner of “Care for Hudson Square”, a partnership with Hudson Square Properties and the Urban Design Forum. After a two-round design competition …
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Interim Guidelines for Indoor DiningSeptember 14, 2020The Department of Health has released interim guidelines for when indoor dining returns on September 30, 2020. These guidelines include, but are not limited to the following: A maximum of 25% normal capacity A maximum of 10 …
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Parklets & Outside DiningAugust 26, 2020Parklets are curbside dining spaces that offer safe and attractive outdoor dining options. HSBID worked with local food and beverage merchants to provide, seating, planters, and colorful graphics to provide a creative identity throughout the neighborhood. Parklets …
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Outdoor SpacesAugust 26, 2020Now more than ever New Yorkers need open public spaces. HSBID has reconfigured our outdoor spaces by placing furniture at socially safe distances. We continue to maintain these spaces and hope you will take advantage of them …
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Open StreetsAugust 26, 2020As part of our recovery efforts, under City’s Open Streets initiative we are overseeing stretches of three streets in the district that have been closed to non-essential vehicles, allowing pedestrians and bicyclists to safely use the roadbeds …
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Parklets in the NewsAugust 21, 2020As Manhattan continues its recovery and residents and workers alike return to the city, restaurants have reopened. Rather than opening their doors; they have begun serving their customers outside on the sidewalk and in the roadbed. In …
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Outdoor Dining on Hudson Square Parklets Now Available!July 15, 2020As New York slowly begins to reopen, you may have seen more life on Manhattan streets. People are beginning to see family, go to work, and take mass transit. One way that New York City is carefully …
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Safety Improvements on Varick StreetJuly 2, 2020This month, DOT will be doing work in our neighborhood. The goal of the work will bring various benefits to the Hudson Square community, such as calmer traffic, the addition of protected bike lanes, as well as …
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Hudson Square Supports PrideJune 21, 2020Every June, New York City and the world come together to celebrate Pride. This year is the 50th anniversary of NYC Pride March. Due to COVID-19, rather than walking the Manhattan streets, we will be celebrating virtually. …
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Phase 2 Reopening – Open Restaurants InitiativeJune 18, 2020Mayor Bill de Blasio announced guidance for the City’s Open Restaurants program this morning. Qualifying restaurants and bars will be allowed to expand outdoor seating on sidewalks, curb lanes, backyards, patios, plazas, and (eventually) Open Streets as …
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PPE SuppliersJune 17, 2020As we continue to navigate a world with Covid-19, PPE has and will continue to be an important role in our daily lives.  The Hudson Square BID has been working with NYC Small Business Services, NYC Economic …
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