Join One Hundred Million Others Who Supported Shop Small Saturday Last Year AND GET $25 FREE!

Restaurants before, during and after Sandy. Click graphics for more info.
What is Small Business Saturday and How Do I Get $25?
Saturday, November 24, 2012 - One Day

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.  After Hurricane Sandy, Chinatown need your support more than ever!  
Shop local and shop small, this Saturday only, spend $25 or more in any of Chinatown's shops that accept American Express and AMEX will credit you $25 on your future statement!

Almost 5-10 shops on every block of Chinatown accepts American Express, please check website for detail listing
Hundreds of Participating Chinatown Merchants
Take your pick Saturday in Chinatown from the many Jewelers, restaurants, clothing stores, beauty shops, bakeries/cafes, markets and many more different shops that you can visit and get $25 back free from American Express.
Please visit this website for a complete listing of all businesses in Chinatown that accepts American Express (There is A LOT more than you think!).  As a reference you can search zip code 10013 for Chinatown.

Shopping local is not only helping your community, but helping yourself and many others in the area as well.

Click HERE to read the Times article.

New Holiday Lighting Coming to Chinatown - Chinatown BID is in the process of designing and implement brand new holiday lighting for Chinatown to promote the area, beautifying it and bring light to darkness!

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Sandy but there are 
Santa helpers!" 

Fundraiser for Chinatown Businesses Affected by Superstorm Sandy

The Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC), in collaboration with the Chinatown Business Improvement District (BID), local organizations, and family associations, will host a fundraiser for Chinatown small businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy, sometime in December, 2012. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards a private fund that will be set up to provide recovery grant to qualified local businesses within the
Chinatown BID service area pending amount fund-raised and other details.


On October 28, 2012, even before Superstorm Sandy touched down in New York City, Chinatown businesses felt the storm's financial effect due to the closure of public mass transportation which inconvenienced businesses from operating with limited staff and kept patrons visiting from nearby and afar. This lack of public transportation severely cut off Chinatown from accessibility until almost a week after the storm had passed. Combined with the loss of crucial electrical services on the evening of October 29, 2012, that lasted until November 2, 2012, Chinatown retailers, restaurants, and offices lost thousands of dollars of perishable goods and much revenue from customers that frequently pass through the neighborhood as a point of employment, education, shopping, health services, and socialization.


Small businesses in Chinatown will soon be able to apply for this support grant when details are finalized.


Chinatown / Little Italy / Jewelry District

SoHo / LES / 5-Points / Garment District

- The All American CAN DO DISTRICT!

CCBA & CCCNY Hosting Post-Sandy Chinatown Street Fair

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) and The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of New York (CCCNY) would like to invite you to a large-scale street fair on Saturday, December 1 2012, from noon through 5:00 PM. Throughout the past two weeks New York City was paralyzed by Hurricane Sandy. Businesses in Chinatown suffered significant losses and are still experiencing an economic crisis. Many small businesses were unable to continue with their normal routines due to the loss of power, water and heat. Following the hurricane, tourist population and consumption declined so drastically that Chinatown's business operations descended to a ten-year low. Although New York State and City government offices have employed numerous resources and a large amount of manpower in attempts to rebuild New York City, we must also help ourselves to swiftly relieve and revive the economy in Chinatown. In order to recover from these straitened circumstances, we as Chinatown's businesses must unite together and solve our problems collectively.


Their upcoming Street fair will cover the areas of Mott Street (from Canal to Worth St), Bayard Street (From Bowery to Mulberry St), Pell Street and, Doyers Street. There will be a stage in front of Confucius Plaza Square, adjacent to Bowery, and our splendid performances will touch upon singing, dancing, Chinese martial arts performances, etc. At noon, a Lion Dance will join the show while the representatives from the Major's office, John Liu, Margret Chin,Peter Koo and other elected officials join our Communities' leaders at the ribbon cutting ceremony.


If you have any questions, concerns, or requests for additional information about the event at, please contact: 212-226-2795646-671-1777917-770-5117 / 347-615-8600

Chinatown Shop Small Saturday Deals 

To celebrate SHOP SMALL SATURDAY... visit MIKA on 11/24 and like them on face book to receive a free house special roll ($10 Value) or 15% off your bill.  Mika is also giving away a $20 Birthday Gift Certificate. Register on their website to get this special offer.    MIKA - 150 Centre Street




How To Prep Your Business For Small Business Saturday 11/12/2012 @ 7:21PM

Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it would initially appear that November 24th's Small Business Saturday only has a snowball's chance of striking it big in sales. And while you might not find $180 40" LCD TVs that Best Buy is offering at the stroke of midnight on Black Friday at your local electronics store, shopping small is still shopping big. Backed by American ExpressSmall Business Saturday celebrates its third year since launching on November 27, 2010 in the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local storefronts and merchants across the United States. And since the third time's the charm, this year over 200 organizations have joined American Express OPEN in declaring November 24th to be Small Business Saturday for their business, with over one hundred million people shopping and supporting the event in 2011.


With only 12 days to go until Small Business Saturday, and as a small business owner who will be participating in the event myself, here's your shortlist on how to get your business ready for the big day!  Read complete article at the SOURCE.


NYS Hurricane Sandy Response Center Now Open In Chinatown
Ready to help you 7 days a week.

Chinatown Partnership LDC is now hosting as a NYS Hurricane Sandy Response Center.  Our office is open 7 days a week except for major holidays. There are officials who can help address insurance questions as well as applications for damaged primary homes reconstruction grants of up to $10,000 after FEMA's initial $31,900 grant. 


Our address is 60 St. James Place, New York, NY 10038.


Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, while most businesses has recovered some might not have, NYC Dept. of Small Business Services is here to help you.  They have a comprehensive list of all help available to you whether it is related to the storm or not.  Visit their website and see all of your options here:

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