The Coney Island community sustained enormous damage from Hurricane Sandy, but after months of diligent work, the businesses of America’s original amusement district will open this weekend for business.
NYC Department of Small Business Services and NYCEDC announced more than $11 million in loans approved for small businesses through the City’s Emergency Loan Fund, which was made available just days after Hurricane Sandy.
Superstorm Sandy has greatly affected many New Yorkers across the City, including small businesses—new and old. Over the past month, we’ve interviewed small business owners across Lower Manhattan, Coney Island, Far Rockaway, and Red Hook who wanted to share their stories of reopening or begin the process of reopening.
On Monday, January 21, SeaStreak will operate the normal Rockaway Ferry service with one slight change: The ferries that usually provide the connecting free transfer between Pier 11 and East 34th Street will be running on a modified schedule and therefore not timed to the Rockaway vessels. In order to provide this connection for the Rockaway riders, SeaStreak will be providing a free connecting shuttle bus between Pier 11 and East 34th Street.
Solar technology is helping New Yorkers recover from the unprecedented power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy. With several of the City’s hardest hit areas still without power, businesses, nonprofits and volunteers have come together to install mobile solar generators where they are needed most.
The listing of generously donated supplies currently includes baked goods for food banks, storage containers for donated items, software, and more. View the list to find contact information for the donated supplies.
Find services offered by local companies free of charge to business impacted by Hurricane Sandy, including administrative help, clean up, storage, moving support, IT and communications assistance, and more.