FrontStreet Facility Solutions Recognized by New Yorkers with NYC Helping Hand Award

New York City and Citi Community Development Host Special Ceremony

NYC Helping Hand AwardBohemia, NY (August 15, 2013) – FrontStreet Facility Solutions (FrontStreet) was recently honored with a Helping Hand Award for its contribution to the community after Hurricane Sandy. The company was recognized at a special ceremony hosted by the NYC Department of Small Business Services in partnership with Citi Community Development, at the Citi Executive Conference Center.

FrontStreet was selected by New Yorkers when the New York City Department of Small Business Services, with the assistance of 1010 WINS radio, asked citizens to identify and recognize those businesses, organizations and individuals that acted in the spirit of banding together during difficult times to bring the community back even stronger.

“To be recognized by the citizens of New York is the ultimate compliment,” Joseph Scaretta, FrontStreet’s Chief Development Officer, said. “Our efforts during the time post-Sandy were driven solely by the desire to help return a place of stability to a broken community, and we are honored to know we succeeded in that mission.”

Scaretta led the effort to rebuild local Rockaway Beach community business Surfside Bagels, which suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy after being flooded with 4 feet of seawater. FrontStreet delivered an in-kind donation that included gutting of the demolished store, refurbishing dry wall, and replacing electrical wiring. Within two months, FrontStreet and its partners had Surfside Bagels re-opened for business.

NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh offered remarks of gratitude to all nominees, noting that there were many “heroes” at the awards reception. Diahann Billings-Burford, Chief Service Office with NYC Service, also addressed nominees, encouraging a continued spirit of service.


FrontStreet is an innovative maintenance and management company, servicing customers from medium-size enterprises to Fortune 500 companies in the retail, restaurant, financial, healthcare and commercial industries. Specialty services include maintenance and repair, capital projects, nationwide rollouts and retrofits and energy control solutions. FrontStreet offers holistic single-source facility solutions that allow our clients to deliver an exceptional brand experience to their clientele. For more information, visit

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