View this email in your browser
March 24th, 2021
The NoHo BID Stands in Support with Our AAPI Community 

In light of recent hate crimes directed towards Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, including in our own neighborhood, we stand in support with our AAPI community and against hate. The BID is distributing Hate Has No Business Here collateral to businesses in the neighborhood, if you'd like some, please reach out to us and let us know.
Get to Know the Women of NoHo - Part Three

This March is Women's History Month, and we're joining over 30 other neighborhoods from around NYC in the #SmallBusinessWonderWoman Campaign to highlight our City's women-owned and operated businesses. We'll be updating our social media feeds regularly and showing off the women of NoHo, so make sure to follow us.

We asked these #SmallBusinessWonderWomen what sets them apart  and why NoHo. Click on their photos to learn more
Fatima Al-Saladin of M & D Shapiro Hardware

"What makes me a #SmallBusinessWonderWomen is that I'm the glue of the community. I was open all during COVID, watching the neighborhood and sharing what I knew with people who stopped by. My customers drop by just to check-in on me and get to know me and I love getting to know them. It's amazing. Those little conversations of just a sentence or two can totally change somebody's day, and I've formed so many beautiful relationships since the
pandemic started. Some of these relationships will go on to be for forever - I love that. A customer I've known for years, just stopped by and told me she wanted to brighten my day so she brought me an orchid for the store. You can't find a community like this just anywhere."
Dawn Fichot of Racked Stretch

"I would have to say it’s my focus on people. Our business is very small, but we outperform our size because we take time to understand our clients as individuals and we love making those personal connections. The two most difficult things about being closed this past year have been worrying about how to best support our team, and then I REALLY miss the passing conversations I have with people in the hallways of our space. Those 
conversations have led to real friendships, business opportunities and very loyal clients." 

I LOVE NoHo. I was lucky enough to live in the neighborhood when I was in my 20s and it felt like a quaint village community with everything I needed on my doorstep. Now that I’m running a local business in the neighborhood I think that’s an even more appropriate description. Our neighbors (businesses & residents) are so friendly and supportive and it’s still one of the most charming areas in the city." 
Siria Morselli of Misirrizi

"In 2017 we opened under the name Misirizzi. We chose this name because of the humor and metaphoric meaning it encapsulates. Misirizzi is a round-bottomed doll that always rights itself when pushed over. We knew that opening a restaurant would require us to embody the same qualities, and that is what makes me a #SmallBusinessWonderWomen.
While we were well aware opening a restaurant would present many 
challenges, we didn’t anticipate the immediate support of our neighboring businesses. Unlike most of the businesses in this area, we are not part of a larger corporation. We are, instead, just two young Italians that believe in hospitality. Our goal is to create a space where people can feel at home. Our bigger satisfaction is seeing our customers enjoying each other company around a great meal and a nice glass of wine – maybe two."
Jill Platner of Jill Platner Jewelry

“Lucky for me, I make jewelry so whenever I need to feel like Wonder Woman I just double cuff it and fight the evil powers!!!!”

Jill's studio is located at 58 Bleecker Street, the former home of Elizabeth Blackwell, America's first female doctor and even has a collection inspired by the namesake doctor. Learn more about the Blackwell Collection here

Elizabeth Blackwell, America's First Female Doctor, Was Based in NoHo

Elizabeth Blackwell, America's first female doctor operated out of 58 Bleecker Street, and trained a generation of women doctors in the country's first woman-run hospital. Today, the spot is marked with a plaque placed by Village Preservation. Learn more about this barrier-breaking woman here
NoHo Property Owner Spotlight: Brad Fishel of Renaissance Properties

The Fishels have owned 627 and 632 Broadway, in the heart of NoHo, for generations. Brad Fishel, the youngest Fishel in the family business, is bringing fresh ideas, and new approaches to his father's experience and expertise. Moreover, as president of the NoHo BID Board they're investing in the neighborhood's success. Read more about Brad here
Happening Next Week - SoHo/NoHo Neighborhood Plan:
Arts and Culture Update

Next week, the third SoHo/NoHo community engagement series will focus on arts and culture. More specifically, DCP and the Department of Cultural Affairs will discuss how the rezoning plan will accommodate creative businesses, promote live-work opportunities, and create a transition for Joint Live Work Quarters for Artists (JLWQA). This meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 30th at 6:30 PM and will be hosted by Department of City Planning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Councilmember Margaret Chin. For more information, including registration information, please click here
NoHo Image of the Week
Copyright © 2021 NoHo Business Improvement District, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp