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NYC Policy on Supporting Small Businesses

Rising rents are a constant topic in NYC Рevery day, we walk past vacant storefronts left empty, awaiting a drug store or major bank chain that can afford the pricey space.

On his weekly #askthemayor segment on the Brian Lehrer show, Mayor de Blasio will address how to support small businesses – policy on which Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer’s office has long led the way, with their Storefronters Campaign.

Yesterday on Brian Lehrer, NYC Council member Dan Garodnick outlined how Council supports a tax initiative for greater affordability (#commercialrenttax) – plenty of support in Council, but hurdles include its relationship to state & federal tax law.

Add your comments at the bottom of the page of Intro 799 of 2015, currently laid over in Finance Committee: Continue reading

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