Starting this week, ConEd will be upgrading the gas mains on Bell Boulevard between 40th Avenue and 41st Avenues and on 41st Avenue between 213th Street and 214th Place. This project is expected to take a couple of weeks to complete. The Bayside Village BID has been in contact with the contractor to make sure that the disruptions from this project will have minimal impact on the businesses on Bell Boulevard. The Bayside Village Website will include up to date information as the project moves forward.
Below are a couple of FAQs for this project.
1. Is the entire area going to be torn up at a single time?
No, the contractor will work on the project in small sections about 50 feet. Each section should take about two days to complete. The first day they will cut the street and excavate the dirt above the current gas main. On the second day they will replace the gas main and fill in the hole.
2. Will the Bayside Village BID lose the parking when the contractor is not working?
No, the contractor will place steel plates over the sections that are dug up at the end of each day, so that patrons can park when construction is not going on.
3. When will the work take place during the day?
The work on Bell Boulevard will take place between 9AM – 4PM and when they are working on 41st Avenue the work will take place from 7AM – 6 PM
4. Who do I contact if I have any questions
If your business is located in the project area the contract will reach out to you directly. If you still have any other questions, or if you are a businesses in the area that has any questions please contact the BID office immediately, and the BID will follow up with the appropriate individuals. The BID's office number is 718-423-2434.
For more information please download the official announcement from ConEd here.
Building Community Support for Energy Projects
What EDGE Offers
The Economic Development Growth Extension Program offers local, regionally-based access to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) energy efficiency, renewable energy and research and development (R&D) programs.
NYSERDA works with 27 Regional Outreach Contractors (ROCs) strategically located throughout New York State’s 10 regions to extend NYSERDA’s program outreach to commercial, institutional, municipal, industrial and residential customers.
Regional Outreach Contractors Can Help Your Region By:
Matching energy project needs with the available NYSERDA funding opportunities and other economic development resources.
Creating partnerships to encourage the development and implementation of local energy projects that spur investment and job growth.
Supporting the efforts of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs); providing information and assistance to identified priority projects.
Helping organizations and businesses build opportunities and create jobs by providing access to NYSERDA programs that encourage sustainability and resiliency.
Assisting with the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).
Educating business owners, community leaders, homeowners and the public on the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable technologies.
Providing assistance to energy-related businesses and entrepreneurs through initiatives that increase awareness of local and NYSERDA business assistance services available to early-stage, clean-energy businesses.
What: Thursday Nights Out
When: Thursday Nights, Starting the week after Memorial Day until Labor Day
Purpose: We want to help get local shoppers and commuters into a variety of Bayside Village bars, restaurants and retail shops and encourage shopping in the evening hours.
Details: Each Thursday evening this summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day, participating businesses in Bayside Village will offer a deal to customers and ask retailers to extend their hours until 8 or 9 PM. Starting later in the summer the Bayside Village BID will be holding musical performances at the Long Island Railroad Station on 41st Avenue. The BID will be actively marketing the event in local papers, social media, and providing print materials to individual business to market your own weekly special
Please fill out the form below to confirm you partipation in this years Thursday Night Out program
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While there is more detailed information included in the attachments, some key points to note are included below. For more information, please consult the attachments and the City of New York website:http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/law/PaidSickLeave.shtml
The law goes into effect on April 1, 2014. Go to www.nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave for information
Employers with five (5) or more employees who work more than 80 hours per calendar year in New York City must provide paid sick leave. Employers with fewer than five employees must provide unpaid sick leave. See FAQ for exempt employers.
Domestic workers who have worked for the same employer for more than one year and work more than 80 hours a calendar year earn two (2) days of paid sick leave. Accrual and use of sick leave for domestic workers follows New York State Labor Law.
To determine number of employees, employer should count full-time, part-time, and temporary employees if they work more than 80 hours per calendar year in New York City. See FAQ for employees who are covered and not covered by the law.
Employers must give their employees the required Notice of Employee Rights created by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).
Employees earn up to 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year.
Employees accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick leave per calendar year.
An employer’s existing employees begin accruing sick leave on April 1. New employees begin accruing sick leave on their first day of employment.
Existing employees can start using sick leave starting July 30. New employees can start using sick leave 120 days after the first day of employment.
The law sets the minimum requirements for sick leave. An employer’s leave policies may already meet or exceed the requirements of the law.
The four attachments include information on the following:
For further information, employers may contact the Department of Consumer Affairs as described below.
Bayside Creative, the Graphic Design Art program from the Faculty and Students at Bayside High School's CTE program is offering the Bayside Village BID members a free graphic design service. The Students from the Bayside Creative Program designed the seasonally themed banners that are on Bell Boulevard.
About Bayside Creative
Bayside Creative is a team of talented Graphic Design students at Bayside High School who work in a studio environment to bring you outstanding graphic design services for FREE. We are headed by teachers who have worked
professionally in the industry for over 10 years. We want to help the Bayside business community be the best they can be by creating amazing ready-to-print designs at no cost to you. We simply want to gain experience and knowledge to fulfill our dreams. Our passion and love for art and design shines through in every project. Download a page summary of the Bayside Creative Program
Contact Bayside Creative
Visit www.baysidehighschool.org, scroll down and click the BAYSIDE CREATIVE link, and complete the form, or click on the image below (Opens a new window)