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9/21/01
NYNMA is very lucky to be back in its offices.  We hope you find the following (in no particular order) to be of help.
Note: There is more information on the pages listed to the left.

Here are some resources for businesses:

 General Info

 Building Access

 Office Space & Housing 

 Technical Assistance

 Financial Assistance & Tax Info

 Utilities-Phone or Electric

 Employee & Employer Assistance

 Building Managers

 Construction

 Insurance & Legal Questions

 Other Info

 


General Info

City Business Assistance Hotline: 718-403-2220

NY State Hotline: 1-800-456-8369

Economic Development Corporation: 718-630-2457 or 718-492-2458

SBA (Small Business Administration)

FEMA: 800-462-9029; 800-462-7585

NYS EDC has a one-stop emergency bus assistance at 633 3rd Ave on the 32nd flr. You can either stop in or call 1800 I LOVE NY.

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Building Access Below Canal Street
Escorts to buildings deemed safe enough to enter will be arranged from 110 Maiden Lane between 9am and 6pm. Please be advised that changes to this procedure may be necessary from time to time as determined by emergency personnel. Those wishing to enter a building must coordinate with their building manager and bring a flashlight and personal and business identification. Also, those with respiratory and heart conditions are NOT advised to enter the area as there is still significant smoke and debris.

The area east of Broadway will be open starting Monday morning September 17, 2001 for pedestrians with business or residence in the area (identification will be necessary). The remainder of downtown below Canal Street will be closed until further notice.

View a map of Pedestrian and Vehicular Traffic Restrictions. Please check the media and www.NYC.gov for updates. Tenants should contact their property managers to determine if their facilities will be open for business. Building managers and owners of affected buildings are requested to contact the NYC Partnership/Mayor's Office Helpline as soon as possible at (718) 403-2220 to provide us with emergency contact information. Also, please contact your tenants to inform them of building status and coordinate access to buildings as access becomes available.
Area Map for Subway Service
 - New 9/20 12:00 AM
Area Map for Major Crossings - New 9/20 7:00 PM
Area Map for Transportation and Public Access
 - New 9/20 8:30 PM
Area Map for Utility Outages - New 9/20 6:00 PM

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Office Space & Housing
If you need office space or have office space to offer, The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) has established a hotline to match the needs of affected businesses with available space. Please email [email protected] with the square footage needed, and your full contact information - including weekend information. Auditorium, conference, or other gathering spaces can also be offered and requested. The hotline hours are 8 AM to 8 PM, Monday through Saturday - please call these numbers: (212) 621-9502, 621-9517, or 621-9527.

NYSIA: 212 475-4503
Office space exchange, more.

MLX is offering free accounts to their apartment listings. Call 212-328-0444 or email [email protected].

Grubb & Ellis is organizing a clearning house for real estate, both those that have it to lend and those that need it. Contact either by phone 212-621-9502/9517/9527 or [email protected].

Temporary free office space in New Jersey. You can also sign-up to donate space.

To donate temporary office space: New Jersey Technology Council

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Technical Assistance
Sun is reaching out to both our customers and any affected. This site contains key information, monitored forum discussions, patches, downloads, contact information and links for customers to help restore their systems.

Cervalis is offering free e-mail services, interim co-location space, as well as free technical assistance and consultation. Call 866-602-2020.

IntelliSpace is helping restore Internet connectivity for businesses of all sizes. For information on this program, please call 212-536-7900, ext 1.

Globix Corporation is offering emergency Internet services to lower Manhattan businesses, including E-mail and interim Web presence. Call our special service hotline 1-877-2-GLOBIX or 212-625-7777, or visit www.globix.com.

PCR Corp. is offering tech services to companies in need such as computers, servers, networking, cabling, phone & data.  Please contact Nicholas Vasilakis at (800) 922-8646 ext. 104 or (609) 919-3504. Email: [email protected].

Companies in need of Disaster Recovery Services at reduced rates can contact Brave New Consultants by calling 1-800-882-2300 or by sending an email to [email protected].

XB5 Partners, is helping companies rebuild IT departments for free. Services include: Assessment of systems damage and development of recovery project plans, Project management, Day-to-day operations. Call 212-419-8510, ext. 911 or [email protected].

Web Designer with 6+ years of expertise plus award-winning copywriting skills will volunteer services (full-time) to any City/State/Federal agency, charity or business in need of Disaster Recovery Services. Call (212) 879-8905, ask for Ray.

Video conferencing: New Jersey Technology Council

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Financial Assistance & Tax Info
Information about public financial assistance available to affected businesses will be accessible at www.nyc.gov. Private emergency financing will be coordinated through the New York City Investment Fund. By Wednesday, information will be accessible at www.nycif.org. The US Small Business Administration (1-800-659-2955) has information on their website at http://www.sba.gov/disaster/newyorkfires.html about financial assistance for disaster recovery. SBA is coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (1-800-462-9029) and the New York City Mayor's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to staff disaster recovery centers in the area. The SBA has representatives taking business information and distributing applications at 80 Pine Street (a.k.a. 110 Maiden Lane at Pearl) and 633 3rd Avenue. Some tax filing deadlines have been changed for affected businesses. For information on City filing deadlines, see Business Tax Extensions. For information on federal and state filing, see the NYC Partnership at www.nycp.org.

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Utilities-Phone or Electric
Electric power is in the process of being restored to two zones: (1) west of Broadway and south of Murray St., & (2) north of Wall St., east of William St., south of Dover St. (a.k.a. Frankfort St. or the Brooklyn Bridge), and west of the East River. Telephone service remains limited. There is power in the rest of lower Manhattan, i.e.: All areas north of Murray South of Wall St. east of Broadway.
Area Map for Utility Outages
- New 9/19 12:15 AM

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Employee & Employer Assistance
Employers who have jobs available can contact the Mayor's Hotlines at (718)403-2220 or (718) 630-2457, or download the fax-back form (in pdf format). Twin Towers Job Center Hotline - (718) 557-1332 Twin Towers Job Center - (718) 557-6755 168-46 91st Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11432 Hours Mon-Fri 9 AM to 8 PM Weekends 9 AM to 1 PM.

Employer hotline for those willing to hire people on an interim basis: 718-630-2457.

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Building Managers
CONTACT INFORMATION (in PDF format). The following EMERGENCY contact numbers have been provided for tenants who have urgent need to contact their building managers. These numbers are NOT INTENDED as contacts for vendors or other general business purposes. Mayor Giuliani strongly condemns any exploitation of the emergency situation or the City's attempts to assist businesses in need. Updates to this list will be made as information becomes available. Please call (718) 403-2220 with any updates or changes. Use this to get emergency contact information for managers of affected buildings. It will be updated as nescessary. Please call (718) 403-2220 to report any changes or additions to this list.

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Construction
Permits: All construction permits for all boroughs can be obtained from the Brooklyn office at 248 Duffield Street, 3rd floor, during regular permit issuance hours, until further notice. The central office in Manhatan is closed. Permits requiring an OCMC review may be obtained only at the Brooklyn permit office. Parking at the Brooklyn office is limited and use of public transportation is encouraged. The office is located nearest to Lawrence Street on the M, N, and R and Hoyt Avenue on the 2 and 3 lines. It is also near Borough Hall on the A and F and the 2,3, 4 and 5 lines.

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Insurance And Legal Questions
Contact your insurance company for information about insurance claims. We suggest that you contact the Association of the Bar (ABA) of the City of New York at 212-626-7373 or 212-626-7374 for referral services.

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Other Info
Long Island donations of office furniture/equipment: www.LIBD.org
(only through COB 9/20).

FireRed would like to offer our resources, complimentary, to those companies in need of help. Please feel free to call us anytime at 212/267.4788 or e-mail us at [email protected] for any advice or contacts which may help in getting your business back up and running.

New Jersey Technology Council

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