Walk just a couple of blocks in NYC these days and you’ll be frequently reminded of the economic devastation inflicted by the pandemic, particularly when it comes to small businesses. Restaurants are shuttered. Retail stores are boarded up. And according to Comptroller Scott Stringer’s recent data- while many shops are surviving, at least 2,800 small businesses have permanently closed their doors since March, leaving thousands of New Yorkers out of work and in financial peril. Tonight, he shares the details of his new proposal to “Save Main Street” and rescue small businesses in New York.
Aired on August 19, 2020.