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How can local business join forces against eComm giants

Even before the pandemic, there was a rising demand for online order and speedy delivery for goods and services. Consumers often turn to "big box" services such as Amazon, who are able to provide an "everything store" experience that includes free and quick delivery. While people love to shop from their neighborhood businesses, the businesses are largely unable to provide the experience consumers have come to expect.... more »
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How'd you get here?

No business truly knows how their customers all arrive. Many assume that all customers drive, but that is not always the case. On top of that, clusters of businesses may have competing needs. We would like a way to easily find out how people are getting to a business district and what they plan to do there.
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What's the Trade Off?

Hottest real estate in NYC? Why, the curb right out front a business, of course! Because of our lack of alleyways, businesses must use their front doors to greet customers, accept deliveries, make deliveries, and more. Customers can arrive by foot, car, transit, bike, or mobility device, store goods arrive by truck or van, and businesses make deliveries by bike, car, van and foot. When businesses ask for more parking,... more »
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Massive Expansion of Restaurants' Delivery Zone

Restaurants' delivery zone has long been limited by their own physical address and a current delivery system. Specifically, a restaurant normally either has dedicated delivery people that go back and forth from store to point A, B, C, etc.. sometimes A+B... or it relies on Grubhub/Uber to do essentially the same thing but with more drivers.

By reimagining and re-engineering the process of delivery, we can draw efficiencies... more »
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Whole Block Permitting / Shared Public Commerce Areas

NYC needs to stop thinking about minor adjustments to existing stoop line and sidewalk cafe styles and licensing.

We need creative and expansive use of shared public space for all kinds of commerce

Retail locations and building owners should be encouraged to collaborate across property lines and on public property. We should maximize shared stoop line areas for the entirety of a block, "around the corner" spots, and... more »
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Open Streets

To help our City's small businesses adapt and recover from the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial districts have been working on ideas to open streets for people to accommodate for overflow of individuals from open shops. Currently, streets cannot be open if a bus goes through the area. Many shopping corridors and boroughs have bus routes that do not allow for this to take place.
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District-Wide Shopping Appointment Book

As shoppers are concerned about entering shops due to COVID, many retailers are creating private in-store shopping opportunities by appointment. While many retailers have their own scheduling programs to accommodate private shopping, it would be helpful to create a technology whereby retailers can upload their private in-store shopping availability, and clients can book those shopping slots across the district for a day... more »
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Love Your Local Community

Local businesses for years have struggled to compete with large competitors across industries. The current situation has re-kindled the solidarity of the community and the care for one another, your local. There's an opportunity for local businesses to re-connect with the local community. 'Love Your Local' was the first step, now we are suggestion the next phase - 'Love Your Local 2.0'.

What is 'Love Your Local': Love... more »
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Get Your Business Online

Many businesses have had to quickly adapt to the new post-covid environment, including getting our businesses online, validating new local suppliers and managing cashflow. In the past businesses relied on foot traffic and supplies that came from far and wide. Covid has demonstrated that there is a real value in the local community, both in terms of customers and suppliers.



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Hyper-local workforce training and shared work

The pandemic has created an unprecedented situation where employers are struggling to find workers despite record-high unemployment. There are many reasons for employees to choose not to work even if the business they work for is open and running, including care responsibilities for children or other family members, and fear of coming to work because of high risk for contracting COVID (underlying conditions, age, or high... more »
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Increase Storefront Vacancies

Due to the rise of on-line shopping, many New York City retail areas have been hit with an increase in vacancies. Many landlords have had to make concessions to keep their properties rented and several have had to deal with empty storefronts for the first time. This problem will only increase with the recent pandemic which will likely increase vacancies because many of the businesses will not be able to return. This will... more »

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Help for Businesses That Want to Pivot

This would ideally to be available before reopening and could be the business side of davidestrada's Re-Hiring idea for workers (https://nyc.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Re-hiring-Retraining-and-Careers/248517-47866). Businesses need practical ideas and some will want help doing a realistic reevaluation of their business model. Not everyone has a business plan but now, some will need to take a hard look at... more »
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Emergency Loosening of Outdoor Sales Restrictions for Retail

We need emergency loosening of Restricted Streets regs and street usage rules to allow outdoor sales not just restaurants but for brick and mortar retail as well. This is expansion of/inspired by kbenedetto's https://nyc.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Granting-emergency-sidewalk-cafe-permits/249586-47866. The proposal to waive cafe permit fees is a start and this would expand that to help areas like Church... more »
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Co-locating for Success

As storefronts begin to reopen, income from sales may not reach previous levels for the foreseeable future, and businesses may find it hard to make ends meet. Assuming a protracted recovery time period, are there opportunities for small businesses to co-locate and share resources and expenses, everything from operations, deliveries and storage to staffing, utilities and rent? Are there industries that lend themselves... more »
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Reopening Challenges in COVID-19 Era

Once businesses are allowed to open in some fashion post-PAUSE, forms of social distancing, testing, contact tracing, temperature checks, and other safety measures be in place to protect public safety for potentially years until a vaccine is universally applied or herd immunity is acquired. Retail businesses, in addition to all buildings where the public enters, will need to have protocols/technology in place to maintain... more »

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