11 CBOs receive nearly $9 million in grants from SBS to revitalize commercial corridors in New York City | 11 organisations reçoivent près de 9 millions de dollars en subventions de SBS pour revitaliser des couloirs commerciaux à travers New York

By Isseu Diouf Campbell

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New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced this week at A’Dar Lounge in Harlem during a press conference with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen that $9 million in public and private investments will be used to revitalize commercial corridors across the five boroughs.

The grants are awarded to eleven community-based organizations (CBOs) in six city neighborhoods, including East Harlem, Downtown Staten Island, East New York, Downtown Flushing, Inwood, and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx.

The awardees for each neighborhood are:

Downtown Flushing, Queens
• Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
• Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District
Total Grant Value: $1.55 million

Downtown Staten Island, Staten Island
• Staten Island Arts
• The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
Total Grant Value: $1.54 million

East Harlem, Manhattan
• Union Settlement Association
Total Grant Value: $1.49million

East New York, Brooklyn
• Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
• Local Development Corporation of East New York

Total Grant Value: $1.47 million

Inwood, Manhattan
• Washington Heights Business Improvement District
Total Grant Value: $1.23 million

Jerome Avenue, Bronx
• Davidson Community Center
• Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)
Total Grant Value: $918,000

Multi-Neighborhood
• Lower East Side Partnership – 100 Gates Project
Total Grant Value: $140,000

Program partner LISC NYC will provide additional funds and technical assistance for storefront and streetscape improvements and retail attraction or retention. The LISC NYC Commercial Corridor Challenge, funded by Citi Community Development and LISC, will allow awarded CBOs to make visible and meaningful change in their communities in a relatively short time period. Three awardees of additional resources through the LISC NYC Commercial Corridor Challenge Program were announced:

• Cypress Hills LDC: $50,000
• The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce: $50,000
• Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco): $50,000

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Le chef du département des petites et moyennes entreprises de la ville de New York (SBS) Gregg Bishop a annoncé, cette semaine à Dar Lounge à Harlem lors d’une conférence de presse avec la présidente du conseil municipal Melissa Mark-Viverito et l’adjointe au maire Alicia Glen, que 9 millions de dollars en investissements publics et privés seront utilisés pour revitaliser des couloirs commerciaux à travers les cinq arrondissements de New York.

Les subventions sont accordées à 11 organisations communautaires de base (OCB) dans six quartiers de la ville, y compris East Harlem, le centre-ville de Staten Island, East New York, le centre-ville de Flushing, Inwood, et Jerome Avenue dans le Bronx.

Les lauréats de chaque quartier sont :
Downtown Flushing, Queens
• Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
• Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District
Valeur totale de la subvention: $1.55 million

Downtown Staten Island, Staten Island
• Staten Island Arts
• The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
Valeur totale de la subvention: $1.54 million

East Harlem, Manhattan
• Union Settlement Association
Valeur totale de la subvention: $1.49million

East New York, Brooklyn
• Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation
• Local Development Corporation of East New York
Valeur totale de la subvention: $1.47 million

Inwood, Manhattan
• Washington Heights Business Improvement District
Valeur totale de la subvention: $1.23 million

Jerome Avenue, Bronx
• Davidson Community Center
• Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco)
Valeur totale de la subvention: $918,000

Multi-Neighborhood
• Lower East Side Partnership – 100 Gates Project
Valeur totale de la subvention: $140,000

Grand total: $8.34 millions

LISC NYC, partenaire du programme, fournira des fonds supplémentaires et l’assistance technique pour la réfection de vitrine et l’amélioration du paysage de rue et l’attraction ou la rétention de clients. Le Challenge LISC NYC corridor commercial, financé par Citi Community Development et LISC, permettra aux organisations communautaires sélectionnées d’apporter des changements visibles et significatifs dans leurs communautés dans un délai relativement court. Trois organisations recevant des ressources supplémentaires par le biais du programme Challenge LISC NYC corridor commercial ont été annoncées :

• Cypress Hills LDC: $50.000
• The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce: $50.000
• Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco): $50.000

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