Business Resources

Resources for District Tenants

Sanitation Information
Montague Street commercial tenants are required to have their waste and recycling removed by a licensed carting company.

Montague Street’s residential and non-profit garbage is collected by the NYC Dept. of Sanitation on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; bags should be placed at the curb no earlier than 5 PM on the preceding day. Residential and non-profit recycling is picked up on Wednesday only.

Montague Street food-service establishments can get free waste cooking-oil removal through the Doe Fund’s Resource Recovery program. Contact BID Executive Director Kate Chura at 718-522-3649 for more information.

Installing Awnings & Signs
Montague Street blocks west of Clinton Street are located within the Brooklyn Heights Historic District. Business owners planning on installing new or replacement signs or awnings should file an Application for Work on Designated Properties with the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. While specific questions should be directed to Landmarks’ public information office at 212-669-7817, the following general conditions apply:

  • Awnings should be made of canvas and have open sides.
  • Any awning skirt should be loose, able to move in the wind, rather than attached at the sides.
  • Lettering should be printed only on the skirt, not on the awning top.
  • Signs should be flat and mounted horizontally across the width of the facade.

For more information, see Landmarks’ Work Guidelines & Material Checklists [PDF] or the more detailed Rules of the Landmarks Preservation Commission [PDF]. Or contact Brigit Pinnell, BID Director, at 718-522-3649 for assistance.

Tree Planting
The NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation will plant a free street tree in front of your home or business. Get more info or request a tree online.

Brooklyn Business Resources

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
25 Elm Place, Suite 200, 2nd Floor
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce provides members with promotion, marketing, and other support services, including Brooklyn HealthWorks, a low-cost insurance program for local small businesses.

Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard, T-4162

Entrepreneurs and small businesses can get training, business planning, referrals, and other technical assistance from the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation.

NYC Business Solutions Center 
9 Bond Street, 5th Floor

Operated by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), the Brooklyn Business Solutions Center offers classes, makes referrals, coordinates SBS services, and helps small businesses address concerns with government agencies or utility companies.

SBS also offers NYC Business Express, an online tool that consolidates many of the license, permit, and tax applications required to do business in New York City. The NYC Business Express Incentives Estimator can even provide a customized list of city, state, and federal incentives for which your business may qualify.