As chair of the Senate Cities Committee, I hosted a public hearing on retail diversity and neighborhood health on September 19th. Too often, New York City neighborhoods suffer from a drought of diverse retail or suffer as locally owned businesses are driven out. My hearing brought together small business owners, government officials, and community members to discuss the problem and identify potential solutions. The goal is to develop state policies to promote local and diverse retail. If you have ideas for how to promote retail diversity and neighborhood health, please contact my office.
If you would like to read testimony from the hearing Click Here