Received from the Battery Park City Chamber:
“The Battery Park City Chamber represents many businesses in Battery Park City, large and small.
Organizers and members of the Chamber wish to voice our support for the three small businesses – Cafe Express, Blooming Nails and the Newsstand – that have become part of the fabric of our community over many years.
Apparently, the LeFrak Organization has not offered these businesses renewal leases. Let us not forget that they brought us back to normality after 9/11.
They remained with us despite the economic impact and became our welcoming and comforting neighbors. The beautiful “small town” in New York that we have in Battery Park City and that sense of community that we feel when we patronize these small businesses are important to the neighborhood.
We urge the Lefrak Organization to consider these factors and examine how it might help to keep these businesses in Battery Park City.”