Mayor de Blasio Expands Open Streets, Restaurants, Announces More Locations For Outdoor Dining And Recreation

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced four more locations for car-free outdoor dining on weekends, expanding the popular Open Streets: Restaurants program to 89 streets citywide.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Open Storefronts Program From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the Open Storefronts program, permitting storefront businesses to use a portion of their sidewalk to display merchandise, sell goods, complete transactions, and provide queuing Continue Reading →

Harlem Restaurant Week Starts As NY’s Only Neighborhood Program During The Pandemic

As restaurants came out of the mandatory COVID lockdown, Harlem’s hospitality landscape, while badly shaken, was largely standing.

Tren’ness Woods-Black And Others Help NYC’s Immigrant-And Minority-Owned Small Businesses Recover

In recent months, CUF has shined a light on the disproportionate damage done by the pandemic to the city’s immigrant- and minority-owned small businesses, while elevating solutions to help cushion Continue Reading →