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Espinal Pushes for Affordable Commercial Rent Laws to Protect Mom-and-Pop Shops

East New York Councilmember Rafael Espinal has introduced two bills aimed at protecting the city’s small business community, which increasingly has been threatened by rapidly rising commercial rents, the growth of e-commerce, onerous regulations and gentrification. “We’ve heard it over and over again: Our small business community is suffering, and they feel like the city […]