The Official Site of Businesses of
Arthur Avenue Known As LITTLE ITALY IN THE BRONX ™

Bronx Little Italy

Business Guide Updates During COVID-19

 The health and safety of our visitors, customers, residents, employees and larger community comes first and foremost. Please be safe and diligently follow health guidelines recommended by officials. During this time, our individual merchants have enhanced their cleaning protocols, as has the BIDs private sanitation team who are providing increased cleaning services throughout the neighborhood.

 Little Italy in the Bronx is an open-air shopping venue, that provides plenty of space for social distancing on our streets and sidewalks. 

Please see below for a business guide of our essential businesses, and important information for businesses and visitors regarding COVID-19. 

Business Guide

General Information & Resources

Information for Businesses

  • Re-opening Information
  • Financial Assistance
    • NYC Employee Retention Grant Program & NYC Small Business Continuity Fund. More information here.
    • The federal government has authorized the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for businesses impacted by COVID-19. More information here. PPP Forgiveness Application here.
    • The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting  small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they proceed to reopen. More information here.
    • The NYC Comptroller’s Office has compiled a list of private loans for small businesses.
    • The Empire State Development Corporation has put together a list of grants and funding resources for small businesses to apply to.
    • The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation has a Bronx Business Continuity Loan available. Please contact Rafael Roger, Loan Officer for more information. 347-524-4739 / rroger@boedc.org
    • The Bronx Community Relief Effort is offering grant assistance for Bronx small businesses.
  • Legal Assistance
    • The City Bar Justice Center is offering pro bono legal consultations to help small businesses with topics like loans, employment law matters, leasing issues and insurance matters. To request a remote appointment, click here.
    • Brooklyn Legal Services, and their pro bono partners, provide a range of legal assistance including navigating commercial leases and loans and grants. Kenrick Ross, Program Manager, may be contacted for more information, 718-487-2361 / kross@bka.org

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 580-203
Mt. Carmel Station
Bronx, NY 10458
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