Solution for Second Avenue Subway Construction: Support Small Business Along the Second Avenue Subway Construction by Providing Grants to Help Keep Stores Open

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Issue: 
Second Avenue Subway Construction
Solution: 
Support Small Business Along the Second Avenue Subway Construction by Providing Grants to Help Keep Stores Open
Explanation: 

The East Side of Manhattan is currently undergoing one of the most significant construction projects in decades -- the creation of the long-awaited Second Avenue subway. The construction has begun and will eventually run through parts of eight Assembly Districts. While the Second Avenue Subway will eventually bring much needed transportation improvements to the East Side, it.,is currently having a substantially negative effect on local businesses. Some establishments in the heart of the initial construction area have lost 20 or 30 percent of business, and others have closed permanently. This bill would create a Second Avenue Subway construction economic development grant program for the purpose of providing financial and technical assistance to small and micro businesses located within the area where construction is taking place. Assistance would be provided for projects such capital improvements, marketing and advertising, as well as emergency funds for endangered businesses. Thus, any grants from this program would be funneled right back into the New York City economy.

Source: 
Assembly Member Jonathan L. Bing

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I'm glad someone is fighting for the 2nd ave businesses ...

why was this vetoed ..I thought the governor wanted to create small business opportunities  this neighborhood has endured enough noise traffic congestion and pollution ...something must be done this is a large project that has not been handled in ...a considerate manner to the people and local businesses ...the construction workers are rude and act as if ..they own the streets ..and nothing they do is wrong or out of bounds ..I have numerous pictures of violations of basic safety practices ..

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