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City Adds Small Business Advocates; Critics Say It’s Business as Usual

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A bill signed into law today creates small business advocates to serve local entrepreneurs within the Department of Business Services. Sounds like something that might help stem the disappearance of beloved mom-and-pops, right? But members of the group Take Back NYC say that the bill is “phony” and a ploy to distract from the larger issues, like sky-high rent hikes and unfair lease agreements, that are putting local stores out of business.

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Pols Toured the East Village Explosion Area and Sought Wisdom From Zoltar

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

A little over two months after the Second Avenue gas explosion, local politicians and a small group of community members toured the still-smarting small businesses around the blast site.

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Council Members Propose Small Business Advocate, But Would It #SaveNYC?

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A pair of City Council members proposed a bill today that would establish a city advocate for small businesses, but others fighting to keep mom-and-pop shops open question whether such a watchdog would do enough.

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