Have you thought about opening a new eatery in the neighborhood, but dreaded the bureaucratic headaches? Worry no more! The city has developed a solution for people like you in the New Business Acceleration Team, lovingly referred to as N-BAT to those in city government. NBAT helps new small businesses streamline their experience with city services and coordinate the myriad of agencies so that they can save money and open faster. NBAT works specifically with eating and drinking establishments that have complicated requirements, such as the coordination of sequential inspections from the Health Department (food), Buildings Department (gas stoves and ventilation) and other city agencies. In Union Square, NBAT has helped open Adriatic, Zio, Piccolo Café, The Bean, and Incognito Bistro (pictured above). Learn more about NBAT.