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Platform ︎


  1. Create a New York City Public Bank. This will lead to a reinvestment in small businesses, affordable housing and other critical community needs.
  2. Investing in worker cooperatives for young adults, helping to foster youth entrepreneurship and mentorship.
  3. COVID-19 Relief - Assess permit and licensing process, specifically the duration it takes to acquire official documents
  4. Interface and support local businesses with career and development workshops, ie finance, markerting, operations, human resource, digital et al.
  5. Develop a bank-to-business advisory board to help small businesses navigate the loans and bank options.
  6. Reduce the cost of Medallion licences, Also expand the number of garages as per TLC recommendation.
  7. Periods of ceiling reduction on delivery services, from 20% to 15% to support local eateries.
  8. Advocate and create legislation for permanent outdoor dining, supporting The Mayor’s office.
  9. Build an updating database to grants, loans and opportuniites --  public (local, state and federal) and private.
  10. Work with the DOT, SBS and EDC to support the retail corridors of the District. Supporting the re-establishing of Central Brooklyn’s street festivals and supporting the street-vendors, in during COVID and post-COVID.

Actions ︎


  • Helping creatives,  fine artists,  community based organizations and cultural institutions in the district utilize the "Open Culture" Program:
    • Guidance throught the application process
    • Ensuring small and midsize organizations and institutions gain access
    • Ensuring local creatives understand the program
  • Supporting hospitality workers and small restaurants during the indoor-dining ban increase traffic. 
  • Fighting to reduce the ceiling rate of delivery apps, for planned durations to help businesses during the pandemic.
  • Alerting small business owners to rental aid and grant programs


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