On the Next Represent NYC: Keeping Small Businesses Alive

Small businesses are closing faster than ever before. As commercial rent continues to rise and online retailers corner the market, it has become increasingly difficult for them to stay afloat.

This Sunday on “Represent NYC,” Community Board 12 Chair Shah Ally talks with State Senator Brian Benjamin, District 76 Leader Ben Wetzler and restaurant owner Alex Tortolani about the challenges small businesses are up against and what local government should do to protect the mom and pop shops that have become staples in our neighborhoods.

Watch this all-new episode of "Represent NYC," on Sunday, June 10 at 7pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) or MNNHD (Spectrum 1993).

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