Supporting Small Businesses

Take Action

Urge City Officials to Support the Proposal for a Special District Limiting Chain Store Proliferation in the East Village

Take Action

Urge Sate Officials to Support Senate Bill S8865/Assembly Bill A10901 Regarding Rent Payments for Small Businesses Affected by COVID

Village Preservation works to support, promote, and protect small independent businesses in our neighborhoods. We do this through our Business of the Month Program and our Annual Village Awards. We have advocated for businesses facing unfair evictions or rent hikes. And we advocate for legislative measures that would help to maintain small businesses. This includes the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, which would require landlords to offer up to ten-year lease renewals to commercial tenants if mutually agreed upon or arbitrated terms can be reached, as well as zoning regulations that would restrict chain stores in certain locations.

Take Action

Write to city officials and urge them to support the Small Business Jobs Survival Act right away

Nominate a business for our “Business of the Month” program here, and spread the word about some great local businesses.

Village Preservations's Businesses of the Month

House of Oldies, 35 Carmine Street – December 2020

Divya’s Kitchen, 25 1st Avenue – November 2020

Music Inn, 169 West 4th Street – October 2020

Barnyard Cheese, Meats and Fine Foods, 168 Avenue B – September 2020

Namaste Bookshop, 2 West 14th Street – August 2020

Echelon Cycles, 51 8th Avenue – July 2020

New York City Pharmacy, 206 1st Avenue – June 2020

Newsbar Cafe, 107 University Place – May 2020

Sam’s Deli – April 2020

Casa Restaurant – March, 2020

Live Live & Organic – February, 2020

Mamoun’s Falafel – January, 2020

Madame Matovu – December 2019

Videogamesnewyork – November 2019

Heermance Farm Purveyors – October 2019

Greenwich Letterpress, 15 Christopher Street – September 2019

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, 199 Avenue A – August 2019

Three Lives & Company Books, 154 West 10th Street – July 2019

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, 61 Grove Street and 125 East 7th Street – June 2019

Elite Shoe Repair  – May 2019

Left Bank Books, 41 Perry St – April 2019

Dö Kham, 117 First Avenue – March 2019

Feast on Us – February 2019

Love Child – January 2019

M&D Shapiro Hardware – December 2018

Village Tannery – November 2018

East Village Vintage Collective – October 2018

Casa Magazines – September 2018

Thompson Alchemists – August 2018

Random Accessories – July 2018

Bus Stop Cafe – June 2018

Dual Specialty Store – May 2018

Hudson River Flowers – April 2018

The Original Sandwich Shoppe – March 2018

Russian & Turkish Baths – February 2018

Eva’s Kitchen – January 2018

Theatre 80 – December 2017

Village Music World – November 2017

The Inkpad – October 2017

Blaustein Paint & Hardware – September 2017

Flower Power Herbs & Roots – August 2017

Myers of Keswick – July 2017

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse – June 2017

La Sirena – May 2017

Whitney Chemists – April 2017

Walter’s Clock, Watch, and Jewelry Repair – March 2017

Dashwood Books – February 2017

Katinka – January 2017

The Hat Shop – December 2016

Jimmy’s No. 43 – November 2016

Chess Forum – October 2016

Astor Place Hairstylists – September 2016

Exit9 Gift Emporium – August 2016

Caffe Vivaldi – July 2016

Integral Yoga Institute – June 2016

Casa Adela – May 2016

The Silversmith – April 2016

Screaming Mimi’s – March 2016

St. Mark’s Books – February 2016

Matt Umanov Guitars
 – January 2016

Li-lac Chocolates – December 2015

Tea & Sympathy – November 2015

Fresco Gelateria – October 2015

Mercer Street Books – September 2015

Ray’s Candy Store – August 2015

Yakub Shoe Repair, July 2015

Cobblestones, June 2015

Greenwich Locksmiths, May 2015

B & H Dairy, April 2015

bookbook March 2015

La Bonbonniere, February 2015

Sullivan Street Tea & Spice, December 2014

Makari Japanese Antiques and Fine Art, November 2014

Updates

  • November 13, 2020

    Supporting Small Businesses

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  • September 25, 2020

    90% of Restaurants Can’t Pay Rent — Save Our Storefronts (SOS)!

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  • August 19, 2020

    Join Us: Support the ‘Save Our Storefronts’ Campaign and Legislation for Small Business Relief

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  • May 19, 2020

    Business of the Month: Newsbar Café, 107 University Place

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  • October 6, 2019

    Latest on restricting chain stores in the East Village

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  • September 1, 2019

    Village Preservation Update on CB3’s Resolution Supporting Special Retail District

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  • July 2, 2019

    Op-Ed: Small Businesses and Landmarking Can Help Each Other

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  • July 1, 2019

    News Update on Restricting Chain Stores in the East Village

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  • May 19, 2019

    Update on the proposal for an East Village Special Enhanced Commercial District that would restrict chain stores in our neighborhood

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  • April 19, 2019

    Small Stores Thrive in Landmark Districts

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  • April 15, 2019

    Study Finds Landmarked Sites Have Lower Retail Vacancy Rate

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  • January 16, 2019

    Village Preservation Update on CB3 Meeting on Special Retail District

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