Bronx residents will rally at noon tomorrow, Saturday, January 23, 2021, at a Riverdale coffee shop at risk of closing due to the coronavirus pandemic to call on elected officials to pass legislation aimed at rent relief for commercial businesses and the commercial vacancy tax.
Buunni Coffee, at 3702 Riverdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463, is being forced to close by the end of January because its landlord will no longer accept a reasonable rent during the pandemic. Buunni has been a vital part of the neighborhood, a center for local activism, art, and music for the past 3 years.
It is an example of thousands of small businesses essential to their neighborhoods that are being forced to close, with the loss of badly needed jobs.
Action by City and State governments is necessary to save our small businesses.
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According to Australia online casino, one of the main reasons why casinos, both land based and online sites have an age restriction is maturity. At the age of 18 and or 21 and above, a person is mature to a certain extent. As such, they will be able to enjoy the challenges as well as the thrills that come with casino games.
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Mario was an honorable man, who changed people’s lives with his beautiful mind, strong work ethic, positive outlook on life and investing in his favorite part of NYC, the Bronx.
Brenda Jimenez, a Bronx native, has been named the winner of four Stevie ® Awards in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business including two silver awards and two bronze awards.
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You should know that before the end of the year 2020, President Trump has dressed himself like Santa Claus to bring some relief to the American people by increasing funds from $600 to $2,000 for individuals and $4,000 for couples. This will help alleviate the economic struggle caused by CoViD-19.
As you know my dear reader, CoViD-19 has caused the loss of lives, jobs, and separation from love ones, families and friends. This pandemic has caused much pain and devastation. Tragically many have been prohibited from being at the bedside of their loved ones at the time of their departure from this life. Adding salt to their wounds many have been unable to give their loved ones a proper burial.
CoViD-19, or The Chinese Virus, has not only destroyed and impacted countless American lives in the United States, but tragically it has impacted the entire globe, all nations and their peoples.
Here in America President Trump, as promised, through “Operation Warp Speed”, has not only delivered to the world one vaccine, but three to combat CoViD-19. This was made possible by the President’s initiative to eliminate governmental bureaucracy that would have taken years to develop a vaccine. By eliminating the red tape and working with, not only scientific experts but with the private sector, has ensured that these vaccines would meet the President’s goal to have them available for distribution by the end of this year. President Trump accomplished this feat while many critics mocked his deadline and said it would be impossible. But he did it!
You should also know, that to the surprise of Democrats and Republicans alike, President Trump has gone above and beyond the $600 (six-hundred dollars) that Congress had allocated. President Trump has recognized that $600 barely offers any help to suffering Americans. $600 can barely help cover the cost of a family’s utilities and rent. Therefore, the President is asking members of Congress to increase this amount to $2,000 for individuals, and $4,000 for couples. Praise be to God!
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Join the Bronx Museum of the Arts (BxMA) for an afternoon of art making you can do from your home!
You must register here to attend.
BxMA will send a link and password to enter this online event to all registered families.
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Bronx residents and elected officials rallied January 23, 2021 at an immigrant-run Riverdale coffee shop at risk of closing due to the coronavirus pandemic to call on elected officials to pass legislation aimed at rent relief for commercial businesses and the commercial vacancy tax.
Buunni Coffee, at 3702 Riverdale Avenue, is being forced to close by the end of January because its landlord will no longer accept a reasonable rent during the pandemic. Buunni has been a vital part of the neighborhood, a center for local activism, art, and music for the past 3 years. It is an example of thousands of small businesses essential to their neighborhoods that are being forced to close, with the loss of badly needed jobs.
Sarina Prabasi, co-founder of Buunni Coffee and author of The Coffeehouse Resistance, said, “Small businesses faced serious problems before CoViD, and now the pandemic has brought us to a breaking point. This is not about any one business. It’s beyond time to create bold, comprehensive support for the smallest of businesses and our workers. We have an opportunity to address long-standing inequities, to level the playing field and to invest in our neighborhoods for the long term. But this will take courage and political will from our elected representatives.”
State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx/Westchester) said, “Buunni is an integral part of District 34 – my district office is just down the hill, and my team has made many trips to the shop to pick up coffee and treats to get us through our long work days. But far beyond their amazing coffee and food, Buunni has nourished the collective consciousness of Riverdale. The pandemic has financially devastated so many of the small businesses at the heart of our communities, and it is crucial that we…
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