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Say Hello to Chinatown NYC
Happy Easter! We're excited to introduce our new website, Chinatown NYC ( www.chinatown.nyc), where you can find the following:

  • Latest COVID-19 updates from New York City
  • Local neighborhood relief resources including food access and fundraisers
  • Daily updated directory of open eateries, supermarkets and pharmacies
  • Financial assistance from NYC Small Business Services and Small Business Administration, including the latest Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
  • Latest news articles
  • Calendar of neighborhood and related events

We would like to thank Pace University and its student volunteers who assisted our team with the website. Please note that we'll be gradually integrating our other websites with Chinatown NYC over the next few months, so stay tuned, stay healthy, and enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend!
Online Workshops on Business Relief Programs
Virtual Town Hall: Small Business Relief During COVID-19
April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in a virtual discussion on resources and relief opportunities for small businesses hurting due to COVID-19.
Panelists Include:

  • Quenia Abreu, President & CEO, The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Gregg Bishop, NYC Dept of Small Business Services
  • Andrew Rigie, NYC Hospitality Alliance
  • Kaaryn Simmons, Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center
  • Jessica Walker, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Moderated by:
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
中華公所4月16日(週四)舉行網上講座並協助商家及民眾申請各項政府補助金 (CCBA Zoom Meeting on Relief Programs)
April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

(紐約訊)目前全美新冠疫情仍然嚴峻,聯邦政府、紐約州、市府各自推出多個經濟援助計劃幫助當地中小企業渡過難關。很多企業有意申請但因對細節條件了解不足,加上複雜的申請過程又未能有詳細的解釋,中華公所在了解到企業申請政府援助時遇到的困難現決定與市議員陳倩雯辦公室、關懷下東城組織(Lower East Side Cares Inc.)、華埠共同發展機構、及Chinatown CLT四個機構合辦此次活動,並邀請聯邦小商業署(SBA)紐約經濟發展專員郭曼麗、紐約市小商業服務局(SBS)代表及關懷下東城組織CHI LAU就多個計劃的細節進行講解。

中華公所提醒小商家及業主盡快著手申請,以免經費搶空。為協助商家民眾審理文件,提高申請成功機會,中華公所特別與多個機構攜手,將於下週四(4月16日)下午1時邀請講者舉行網上講座,以中文介紹細節及回答問題,並預約由雙語義工進行一對一協助。

這些補助金計劃包括SBA薪資保護計劃(Paycheck Protection Program)、經濟災難貸款優先補助金(Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance)、SBA特別過渡貸款(Express Bridge Loan)、SBA債務減免(SBA Debt Relief)、聯邦學生貸款減免(Federal Student Loan Relief)、房利美和房地美抵押貸款寬容計劃(Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Mortgage Loan Forbearance)、紐約州抵押貸款寬容計劃(State Mandated Mortgage Forbearance)、紐約市房客救濟計劃(NYC Tenant Relief Program)、紐約有薪休假法、紐約市僱員權利包括無證移民。

商家、業主、民眾可於當天上網登入ZOOM(必須事先免費下載登記一個ZOOM帳戶)視訊會議網頁:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/773003562,如若民眾未能夠使用ZOOM,也可於當天致電646-876-9923並輸入會議號碼773003562,也能夠以電話形式聆聽內容及提出問題。

講座過後,如有人士想進行一對一的協助,包括諮詢內容及核對文件,可電郵中華公所ccbastaffs@gmail.com或致電917-999-8225與義工劉先生聯絡。之後可以進行之後可以進行電話諮詢或由義工安排預約在華埠勿街62號中華公所進行一對一的協助,全力幫助商家及民眾申請經濟援助渡過今次疫情。特別感謝此次活動之消毒及口罩由萬有護理公司贊助。

Chen warns the road to recovery for these small businesses will be long, and once they return, they will need more support than ever. But for now, he likens the needs of mom-and-pop Chinese restaurants to a ventilator, except everyone can chip in. “A pair of socks might not mean much to a person, but if you are a person who is homeless, it means the world,” he explains. “So that’s why I say even if it’s a $12 gift certificate, it will be meaningful for somebody.”

随着新冠疫情在美扩大,很多小商业受到了很大的影响,尤其是纽约、新泽西、加州等疫情相对比较严重的州,小商业都在各地“居家令”的要求下关门停业,不少业主和员工的生活难以维系。联邦小商业署SBA从疫情开始后就逐步鼓励和帮助小商业进行贷款、急救金等多个项目,希望能够帮助小商家度过难关。4月8日SBA经济发展专员郭曼丽通过网络教学,给希望能申请SBA援助的华人民众上了一堂中文课程。

From Flushing Hospital to Elmhurst, from local police precincts to post offices, many local front line workers are wearing face masks thanks to donations made by a group of local Asian American business owners and non-profit groups.

The groups and business owners from the New York City area came together even before the government pleaded for help, to help make a difference.

In New York City, the de Blasio administration will continue to make sure hate and discrimination have no place in our diverse city, investigating every incident reported to both 911 and 311. The New York City Commission on Human Rights, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes are in constant contact with impacted communities and their leaders to determine what services are needed and how to best support them during this difficult time.
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The Brooklyn Bridge is one of New York’s most recognizable landmarks, and holds a special place in our collective imagination. But that iconic status comes at a cost. At peak hours, the promenade is crammed, uncomfortable, and sometimes unsafe. Thousands of pedestrians and cyclists cross the bridge every day.

In response to these conditions, the New York City Council and Van Alen Institute have launched Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure.

Submissions now open! Proposals due by April 19, 2020.