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LIC Update: September 14, 2020

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LaGuardia AirTrain Public Hearings and Workshops

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed LaGuardia Airport Access Improvement Project (AirTrain). The proposed project would include passenger stations at LaGuardia Airport that would connect with the New York City subway system and the Long Island Railroad at Willets Point.
The FAA will host a number of virtual public hearings and workshops on this project over a 3-day period, from 9/22 – 9/24. For registration and event information, please see this link.

Have You Registered for our 15th Annual Real Estate Breakfast? Two Days Away!

Our 15th Annual Real Estate Breakfast is happening virtually this Wednesday at 9am!

Panelists include:

David Brause (Moderator), President,BID Chair, Brause Realty

Jordan Barowitz, Vice President of Public Affairs, The Durst Organization

Henry Goodfriend, Global Lead, Real Estate Transactions, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

ChiSum Ngai, Co-Founder

Coffee Project NY

Peter Papamichael, Principal

The Vorea Group

The Return of Indoor Dining: Key Workplace Considerations for Resuming Operations Webinar

Tuesday, September 15 3pm

Tomorrow at 3pm join the NYC Hospitality Alliance alongside Fox Rothschild LLP for a webinar on the return of indoor dining. Topics covered will include:

  • How to determine who to rehire
  • What steps need to be taken for returning employees from furlough
  • Updating employee handbooks
  • Drafting and implementing a COVID safety plan
  • Reviewing onboarding documents including I-9 and rate of pay forms
  • Auditing payroll and employment risk
  • Understanding the various COVID and other leave laws and policies
  • Leave obligations for employees with children who are remote learning
  • Pre-screening employees for COVID
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Dealing with employees afraid to return

Make Sure to Take the 2020 Census! Deadline Sept. 30

Completing the Census is one thing every New Yorker can do to make sure New York has the resources it needs and the representation we deserve for the next 10 years.

NYC’s uncounted households will begin to receive a knock on the door by Census Bureau enumerators.

LIC Springs Back! October 2-4, Call for Participants!

LIC Partnership’s 7th Annual LIC Springs is now LIC Springs Back! and will take place on Friday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 4th. Our goal for this community event will remain as it always has been; to showcase everything that LIC has to offer, not just today, but every day of the year.

By combining small in-person events throughout Long Island City with virtual offerings, over 3 days of fun, we will showcase #LICLocal businesses and organizations through their fun, creative, and innovative activities that can be experienced safely by groups of all ages. There are multiple ways to participate and we want to have as many businesses and organizations sign up as possible!

9/21 PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar – This webinar will be given by SBA on the PPP forgiveness program and will have additional commentary from professionals familiar with the process of filing forgiveness application. Both businesses and Non-profit borrowers are encouraged to join this webinar on September 21, 1pm – 2pm. For registration and event information, please visit this link.
Reopening Checklist – Our COVID-19: Reopening Checklist is a tool for businesses to use as NYC continues reopening.There are important forms to fill out prior to reopening and this checklist will help cover your bases. Click here to download the checklist.
Recovery Survey – We would like to remind you to please take COVID-19 Business Recovery Survey to help us get a further understanding of how your business or organization’s recovery efforts and the challenges you anticipate. Click here to fill out the survey.


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