Manhattan business leader believes city regulation reform key toward economic recovery


Mayor Eric Adams’ inked this week his first executive order focused on business regulation reforms, with the goal of preventing mom-and-pop shops from facing draconian fines and/or forced closures for easily correctible offenses.

“Our small businesses have been through so much during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Adams told reporters during a Downtown press conference Tuesday. ““The last thing they need to deal with are unnecessary fines. We’re cutting the red tape and bringing real relief to the entrepreneurs who have made their dreams a reality and keep our local economy strong.”