Mr. Bishop outside of his mother’s home, in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.
New York Times Sunday Routine:
How Gregg Bishop, Small Business Expert, Spends His Sundays
The commissioner of the N.Y.C. Department of Small Business Services eats local, goes to his regular barber and attends church in an old auto repair shop.
“Anytime I’m walking down an avenue I’m thinking, ‘What can we do as an agency to help these particular businesses? How can we advocate for them?’”
“If I want to check the pulse of how we’re doing as a government, the barbershop is my best source. I just sit down and listen to the conversation.”
Mr. Bishop strolls with Blessing, his mother’s bichon frisé. “He knows I’m coming and he gets excited to see me.”