October 28, 2012
Dear NYC Business Owners:
In preparing your business against damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, please review the guidance below. These recommendations will help you protect your business by providing ways for you to limit risks associated with damaged property, equipment, or information. It also offers guidance to help you better deal with the aftermath of severe weather.
Preparing against potential damage / disruption to businesses due to Hurricane Sandy:
* Have lists of all employees, key customers and clients, suppliers, shippers, and vendors - along with their phone numbers, email addresses and physical addresses
* Secure insurance policies, agent contact information, vital business records such as bank account and tax records in a waterproof, fireproof, portable container
* Back up computerized records and protect the backup copy / ensure the electronic data back-up is on a portable hard-drive or stored at a remote location
* Take equipment, computer software / hardware, and furniture inventories
* Relocate expensive equipment to floors 3-7 where possible or move it to the most heavily constructed interior area of the facility - in areas which could be subject to surge flooding, move equipment to floors above the possible surge level
* Cover vulnerable equipment which cannot be moved with plastic sheeting to minimize damage in the event of roof leaks or broken windows
* Move all merchandise, equipment, stock, etc. that is on floors that could flood to pallets or shelves, to protect them from flooding
* Compile a list of emergency vendors, such as plumbers and restoration contractors
* Make copies of essential business policies, plans, and agreements READ
October 19, 2012
We have been advised by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) that the contractor working on the new sewer pipeline on Columbus Avenue from West 63rd Street to West 64th Street will begin working on Saturdays starting tomorrow, October 20, 2012, from 8:00am to 4:00pm for approximately four weeks.
It is our understanding that this change in schedule will speed up the work and is necessary to expedite construction before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Work will be restricted to Columbus Avenue, from West 63rd Street to West 64th Street and will include trench excavation, removal of existing sewer pipe, and the construction of an entirely new sewer line down the center of Columbus Avenue. This work will be maintained within the current construction safety barriers already in place.
Please note this information is subject to change. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to be added to the weekly construction bulletin, please call Ms. Sanchi Malhotra, NYCDDC's Community Construction Liaison, at 646.738.4894 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. During non-constructions hours, please call 311.
October 18, 2012
The October2012 edition of our email newsletter, LINKS, is now online. CLICK HERE for the latest news, including: Winter's Eve is less than 40 Days Away, Fall Plantings in Lincoln Square, On the Culinary Front, Do You Deliver?, Century 21 Celebrates One Year, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, Macaulay Author Series, Lincoln Center's Posters and Prints READ
September 17, 2012
The September 2012 edition of our email newsletter, LINKS, is now online. CLICK HERE for the latest news, including: Fashion Plate Recap; On the Retail Front; Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus; Service Among the Royals ; A New Season at Lincoln Center; Film Society Celebrates Fifty Years ; Winter's Eve is Coming!; New Exhibits at American Folk Art Museum; and Health Insurance Survey. READ
September 14, 2012
The Public Art Fund invites you to experience New York City's iconic statue of Christopher Columbus as never before. A new public artwork opening this September in Columbus Circle allows visitors to get face-to-face with the statue, more than 70 feet above the ground, in a contemporary living room designed by the Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi.