Bold policies are necessary now more than ever to ensure that local restaurants and retailers forced to close by the government shutdown have the resources they need to reopen as life and commerce in the city inch back to a new “normal,” and that neighborhood restaurants, cafes and eateries in operation during the shutdown survive long enough to see the end of the tunnel.
Last week, we presented what we call a Blueprint to Save Small Business to Gov. Cuomo and New York’s other elected officials. Our policy package entails fixing the Paycheck Protection Program in the federal stimulus, extending business interruption insurance to cover the COVID-19 pandemic, injecting cash into businesses through potentially converting sales tax into grants and direct financial assistance for rent and mortgages for the duration of the shutdown.
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