DUMBO Pearl Plaza Subconcession Notice of Solicitation

The DUMBO BID, a not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York, is seeking proposals (“Proposals”) from qualified firms (“Proposers”) by this request (“RFP”) to manage and operate a FOOD AND BEVERAGE subconcession (“Subconcession”) at the Pearl Plaza located on Water Street between Adams Street and Anchorage Place in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY, as more particularly hereinafter described (referred to as the “Plaza”). The Plaza is furnished with tables, chairs, and planters, and is open year-round (weather dependent).

It is the goal of the DUMBO BID to work closely with the chosen Proposer to create a Subconcession that is successful and enhances the atmosphere of the Plaza and this vibrant neighborhood. The Subconcession should provide an amenity for those who work and live in the area as well as those who visit the Plaza.

The DUMBO BID was created in 2006 and provides a number of programs and services in the area, including supplemental sanitation services, marketing, promotions, events small business support and capital improvements for the neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn.

The Plaza was constructed/installed by the New York City Department of Transportation (“DOT”) in 2008. The DUMBO BID has a concession license agreement (“License Agreement”) with DOT for the operation, management and maintenance of the Plaza allowing for the operation and management of subconcession(s), where no leasehold or other proprietary rights are offered. The DUMBO BID will make copies of the License Agreement available to any Proposer who wishes to review it in its entirety. The DUMBO BID is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the Plaza. Such maintenance services will include but not be limited to cleaning and trash removal, snow removal (walkways), landscape maintenance, and repairs.

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Request for Bids (RFB) for the Operation of Six (6) Mobile Food Concessions at the Battery, Manhattan

In accordance with Section 1-12 of the Concession Rules of the City of New York, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (“NYCDPR”) is issuing, as of the date of this notice, a Request for Bids (RFB) for the operation of six (6) mobile food concessions at the Battery, Manhattan.

Hard copies of the RFB can be obtained, at no cost, commencing February 23, 2018 through March 23, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding weekends and Holidays, at the Revenue Division of NYCDPR, which is located at 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 407, New York, NY 10065. All bids submitted in response to this RFB must be submitted by no later than Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

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New York City Parks Releases Bid Request

The New York City Parks Department has just released two Requests for Bids for mobile food concessions throughout the city.  One is for various parks throughout all five boroughs, and the other is for locations specifically within Central Park.

Both were issued yesterday, and both have a Tuesday, May 23rd deadline.  If you’re interested in applying, be sure to read thoroughly through the rules and regulations of the application and the operation.  Historically, NYC has enforced stringent bylaws for these types of operations, including menu items and pricing, operating hours, and initial capital cost requirements.

 

To read more, click here.  Requires log in to download the RFB documentation.

Ladies’ Night at Verde Curated Greens

Verde Curated Greens, which Grubstreet called a “Fine-Casual Game Changer” is hosting a ladies night with it’s chef, Mariana Villegas, the founders of design firm MP Shft and Fare Resources Operations Director Kate Barney.

The event is produced by BKBF Productions,  which began with twelve women, ages 29 to 58, getting together over dinner in a Brooklyn apartment.  These collaborative monthly events are designed to bring women together for an agenda-free hang.  BKBF partners with different women-run or owned businesses as co-hosts.  Their goal is to create safe female-only spaces where women can make new friends or find help on business or personal issues.

Anyone who identifies as female is welcome.  The free event is tomorrow, Thursday the 6th, from 7-9PM at Verde Curated Greens: 22 West 25th Street.  For more information, click here.

Opportunity awakes in Brooklyn!

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Here are two RFPs for Food and Beverage Kiosk Subconcessions in Downtown Brooklyn. These RFPs are being issued by DOT Plaza Partners.

If you are interested, please follow the instructions to download the RFP from the City Record or from the DOT website. Please read the instructions carefully as the requirements differ somewhat from DOT-issued RFPs.

Please refer to the contact information contained in the attached Notice of Solicitation and RFPs if you have any questions.

Albee-Willoughby RFPs Notice of Solicitation 20170310

Will Mobile Ordering Replace Drive-thru Window?

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Drive-thru window in fast-food industry has attracted people by allowing customers to enjoy their take-out foods without stepping out of their car. However, considering the cost of installation and window drive way space, restaurant owners might not always be willing to spend their money on installing the drive-thru window, especially in metropolitan area like New York City. Now, with the aid from mobile ordering technology integrated in POS, restaurant is no longer spending its money on construction cost to have take-out food order delivered to its customer, and customer could just line up digitally on the way they getting food.

You can read more about the opening here.

Are You Excited Making Your Own Wine?

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Have you ever thought about making wine with your own secret recipe? However, with high entry barriers for individuals in the wine making business, most people choose to purchase wines in liquor store rather than enjoy the wine-making process. Now,  A company in New Jersey, California WineWorks, offers wine-making service to allow individuals to become real winemaker themselves. With the customized outsourcing production concept and help from experts, it is a great for people always want to customize their taste and lifestyle.

You can read more about the opening here.