De Blasio Defends Eminent Area In Opposition To Dry Cleansing Biz

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Mayor de Blasio’s workplace defended an East Harlem challenge that’s forcing out a household dry cleansing enterprise — however the longtime businessman isn’t the one one who says he’s getting hosed.

“This two-block space of East Harlem is being developed to incorporate a $300 million most cancers analysis heart, 800 reasonably priced properties . . . and open house,” de Blasio spokeswoman Melissa Grace stated Sunday, after the Day by day Information reported on the plight of Fancy Cleaners, which has been seized by town utilizing eminent area after years of authorized challenges to make manner for the redevelopment.

“Small companies are essential to this metropolis, and we’re working intently with this enterprise proprietor to search out them a brand new spot.”

Evan Blum, who owns Demolition Depot, a showroom stuffed with classic architectural fixtures on E. 125th St. stated he’s additionally been battered by town’s growth push.

“They’re supposed to advertise enterprise . . . they usually did all the pieces they might to kill it,” he stated. “The mayor doesn’t give a rattling if we exit of enterprise.”

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