New York’s Small Businesses Issue Last ‘Desperate Cry’ To Save Their Livelihoods

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New York’s Small Businesses Issue Last ‘Desperate Cry’ To Save Their Livelihoods

By Daily Wire, May 21, 2020

With no end in sight to restrictions brought in due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, small business owners in New York demanded a change else they will be forced to close for good.

Re-Open NY, a coalition of hundreds of small businesses, held a press conference on Wednesday in a park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty in Lower Manhattan. Re-Open NY say that the conference was their last “desperate cry” to save their businesses.

“The whole idea of this press conference was just to show that we are pleading and that we cannot hold on any longer. Stores are dying every day. Just yesterday I heard that three small businesses within my own community are closed. That’s three families,” Simcha Minkowitz said, the founder of Re-Open NY.

On March 22., Cuomo signed New York Pause, an executive order which mandated that all businesses deemed to be non-essential must shut their doors. It did not specify how long the order would be in effect.

Shortly after the restrictions rolled in, Crain’s predicted that New York’s small businesses, who have been suffering for years under heavy regulations, faced an impending and “unprecedented crisis.”

New York has offered some public assistance, but Re-Open NY says they don’t want handouts, they want to work. Over two and a half months after closing, businesses owners cannot put food on the table for their families.

“People’s livelihoods are crumbling,” said Minkowitz.

Minkowitz recently put her heart and soul into opening a new store called Amore Fine Jewelry.

Now, her business is in the red.

“It’s very important that people know that you’re right, jewelry is not essential, but it is essential to me because this is what feeds our family,” she said.

Minkowitz founded Re-Open NY after a middle-aged man called her husband crying that his checks were bouncing and that he couldn’t pay his bills. After losing sleep over this story, as well as countless others she had heard, Minkowitz decided that something had to change.

“So I made a video,” she said. “The video went viral.”

Next thing she knew, 200 small businesses signed on to her group immediately.

“You’ll see stores closing all the time, every day I hear about more and more stores that are just calling it quits,” said Bruce Backman, the press person for Re-Open NY.

With an understanding of this dire public health crisis, Re-Open NY says that it can serve its patrons and open their stores safely by introducing reasonable measures to protect public health, such as wearing gloves, using sanitizing agents, and limiting the numbers of patrons and customers that they allow into their stores. They point out that small businesses are far more capable of limiting the foot traffic than big box stores such as Walmart, Target, and Costco.

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