2020 was an unfathomably difficult year for all of us. And while 2021 hasn’t been so different, our increasingly vaccinated neighborhood certainly feels like it’s on the upswing.
Over the year-plus of pandemic life, small business owners and entrepreneurs were met with their own particular set of challenges, evolving the landscape of New York City as we know it. Many Greenpoint businesses were lucky, staying in business thanks to a combination of factors, like a high percentage of PPP loans in the 11222 zip code, forgiving landlords and loyal customers.
While we said goodbye to many beloved businesses, bars and restaurants over the past year, many have reopened in these vacant spaces, filling the neighborhood with more reasons than ever to shop local and love Greenpoint.
Below, a running list of Greenpoint’s small business openings during the pandemic:
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