The past year has been a challenging time for communities everywhere. Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, inflammatory and xenophobic remarks have increased the risk of violence and harm to Asian and AAPI individuals, communities, families, and businesses. During the past few months hate crimes have surged across United States and right here in New York City. We must do our part in proving support and solidarity to the Asian American community.
As New York City continues to respond to COVID-19, we at Village Alliance want to keep you updated with all the information on critical resources and New York City updates.
In the wake of the Black Live Matter movement and the disproportionate impact of Black-owned businesses due to historical discriminatory practices and COVID-19, multiple banks and foundations have created, Together We Thrive: Black Business Network.
Prominent New York City industry leaders in restaurants, nightlife, retail, and economic development have come together once more to advocate for a call to action for the survival of the city’s small business community.
Your one-stop shop for business resources, including government relief programs, private grant and loan programs, sources of legal and financial advice, guidance for best practices, recorded webinars and more.
As many Village merchants have to close their doors due to the COVID-19 crisis, show your support in donating to these crowdfunding initiatives.
As your local Business Improvement District, Village Alliance has composed a list of links that you may find helpful during these times of uncertainty.
Things have certainly not been business as usual in the month of March as COVID-19 has spread across the New York tri-state area, the country and the world. While we had more businesses open in the district from January to mid-March than usual, things ground to a near halt with the Governor's order to put the state on pause.
Our local businesses are what make our neighborhood a fun and exciting place to live, work and play. In this time of uncertainty, we are asking you to support your local Greenwich Village businesses.
As your local Business Improvement District, the Village Alliance would like to share pertinent business assistance information and neighborhood guidance about the COVID-19 virus.