As you are all aware by now, over the last few nights our neighborhood, and the city as a whole, experienced civil unrest that resulted in widespread property damage in NoHo. Out of an abundance of caution, we are passing on that the NYPD is encouraging businesses to board up their storefronts.
We've also outlined some additional best practices to help your building and storefronts stay as secure as possible. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.
- Double check all locks and ensure they are working properly
- Confirm your security system and alarms are active and functioning correctly
- Remove merchandise and other valuables like tablets, TVs, etc. from sight
- Ensure all security cameras are on and angled correctly
- Leave lights on
- Communicate with your tenants/ landlord and be proactive
- Review your insurance policies
- Don't buzz people in if you aren't expecting anybody
- Because burning trash has been a problem, set your garbage for pickup out right before your private carter arrives
We know there's a lot of concern in our community right now, and we are here to help in this difficult time. At the NoHo BID, we are trying to protect our street furniture by moving our planters and DSNY has moved some garbage cans so they are less likely to be damaged. We also would like to give our Clean Team a big shout out for working hard and coming in on their day off to remove debris and clean the streets this morning.
I want to emphasize again to our community that the BID is here for you. If we can do anything or answer any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us.