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NYC’S COMMERCIAL RENT STABILIZATION
- Rent closes spaces
- Skyrocketing commercial rents, +300% for some.
- Cap rent increases for predictability
- Reduce displacement
- Beloved landmarks like Silent Barn, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Half King, Upright Citizens Brigade East, B.B. King Blues Club and the Highline Ballroom have closed because of rent
Your historic pressure pushed New York City Council to introduce the bill for Commercial Rent Stabilization Call your City Council Member. Calling counts. 212-788-7210
New York City Council Members Signed On To #FairRentNYC Bill
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“Time and time again we’ve seen businesses shutter in my district and throughout the city due to rent increases. This bill helps establish basic rights for commercial tenants so the businesses that are a vital part of our communities can continue to serve our communities and thrive.”
NYC City Council Member Stephen Levin
“We see thriving community spaces shuttered overnight due to doubling and tripling rents. Commercial tenants invest in our neighborhoods, provide work and services, and reflect our culture. Commercial rent stabilization is an important step toward achieving an equitable, diverse, and just city."
Olympia Kazi, NYC Artist Coalition
"When you give small businesses a fighting chance, you give whole neighborhoods a fighting chance" Shrima Pandey, Chhaya Community Development Corporation.
"Losing the independently-owned small businesses that we love, one after another, tears at the fabric of our communities. If we want to preserve what is best about our communities, amidst skyrocketing rents we must takebold action now.” NYC City Council Member Brad Lander
“As commercial rents go up, venues are driven out of business, destroying opportunities for musicians.”
Andrew Schwartz, Local 802 AFM
“Street vendors are the smallest businesses in NYC. And they’re an essential component of our neighborhoods. The Commercial Rent Stabilization bill is the first step needed in protecting our small businesses.” Mohammed Attia, Street Vendor Project
"We’re here to support Commercial Rent Stabilization because landlords like ours should not be able to abuse the power against small businesses like ours." Isabella Rivera, Owner Of Izzie’s Cheesesteaks
“My two stores did not close because of Amazon - my business was thriving. It was because of unreasonable rent. Natasha Amott, Owner Of Whisk, Kitchen Supply Store.
Artists, Cultural Icons, and City Officials Come Together to #SaveNYCSpaces
(NYC Artist Coalition)
#FAIR RENT NYC COALITION