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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Have You Signed This Petition?

One of the things that makes our neighborhood so great is our community of small businesses. Over the past couple of years we've seen new businesses come and flourish but too many longstanding ones have had to close their doors. 

Most recently, VIM Pharmacy was forced to close their doors after 30 years of serving the neighborhood.  Their loss is pretty profound for this neighborhood and we're at risk of losing more local amenities unless we take action.

Please sign this petition to save local businesses today!

The petition explains:
On October 31, 2012, VIM Pharmacy, a beloved neighborhood fixture in Washington Heights, closed its doors after 37 years due to an exorbitant rent increase. City-wide, many local businesses are being forced out by inflated rents and replaced with big chain stores. This undermines community well-being and quality of life, the viability of the neighborhood and hurts the local economy. 

They are hoping to get 750 signatures. They are at 502 right now.  So what are you waiting for?
Sign the petition now!

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