Advocate for Independent Eateries

How our greater network of residents and organizations can help

There are other ways to support local businesses than through your wallet. Make your voice heard by signing petitions to bolster government support for independent eateries. Support Forest Hills Eateries is not a partisan organization, however we value educating the public in protecting our community and local eateries.

Petition Goals

  • Providing emergency employment benefits to all hourly and salaried workers who have been laid off or suffered or lost their pay for the length of this crisis

  • Waiving payroll tax

  • Working with state liquor authorities to enable restaurants to  sell/deliver beer, wine and cocktails by the bottle

  • Waving specific zoning or permit restrictions to allow restaurants to temporarily use their spaces as boutique food and beverage markets

  • (and more...)




Fund Goals:

  • Grants of disbursed to business applicants facing unprecedented economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Availability of awards will be based on available funds and will be limited to one per individual.  

Keep NYC's


scene alive

  • Immediately support emergency unemployment benefits to all hourly and salaried workers furloughed during this crisis

  • Eliminate payroll tax immediately

  • Call for rent and loan abatement for workers and businesses impacted by the closure of the restaurant industry

  • (and more...)

Petition Goals

Tell Congress

To Fix the PPP

  • Establish the $120 billion Independent Restaurant Stabilization Fund, to give restaurants resources and support 

  • Make key fixes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):

    • Change origination date of a PPP loan to the first day that restaurants, in any given entity, are allowed to reopen and operate at full capacity. 

    • Extend the maximum loan amounts to 3 months after restaurants are allowed to reopen and operate at full capacity. 

Coalition Goals: