According to Crain's, Speaker Corey Johnson of the NYC Council has made good on his support for the Small Business Jobs Survival Act. He has announced the bill will get a hearing by the end of October, 2018.
The bill would give Mom and Pop stores a fighting chance when renegotiating fair rates with their landlords.
savenyc.nyc is a grassroots, crowd-sourced, DIY movement to raise awareness and take action for protecting and preserving the diversity and uniqueness of the urban fabric in New York City. They have been out front on this issue and many others that support the small business shop owner.
While there is a hearing scheduled, that's no guarantee that this will pass. Please take a part and join a letter-writing campaign to NYC officials and let them know the urgency of this bill: savenyc.nyc/letter-campaigns/
Let's help the Mom and Pop stores of NYC before they disappear.
Conceived by Christopher Ming Ryan
Art Director/Animator Paul Waters
Director of Photography Evan Fairbanks
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A Disappearing NYC Film