The Hurricane Sandy Citywide Storefront Improvement Program began in August 2013 to provide businesses with grants of up to $20,000 for eligible exterior improvements. Through community outreach, site visits, and local partnerships, the program has assisted businesses in Coney Island, the Rockaways, South Street Seaport, Staten Island, and Red Hook. To date, the program has redesigned 68 storefronts, and is currently working with four additional business owners on 5 storefronts in Staten Island.
The Bronx storefronts can use the help. I noticed a few changes in the borough, most of them are eyesores. A lot of them are outdated.
The traditional awnings made a comeback. The ones in Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn look so attractive.
Looks are very important in order to attract customers.