November 2014

NY Observer: Bodegas: A Tax on Plastic Bags is Ineffective and Harmful

From the New York Observer by Ramon Murphy and NYAGS’ Brad Gerstman: The City Council is once again proposing a regulation, Intro 209, that will make it more difficult for city retailers to successfully do business. This time, it’s a 10 cent tax on all plastic bags, with the stated goal of getting New Yorkers […]

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Empire State Development Announces Public Hearing on Fresh Direct Relocation Plan

There is no real way of knowing how this project will ultimately affect the community and environment around it. NYAGS stands in opposition to ESD’s plan in order to protect the interests of New York’s brick and mortar grocers.

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