Save Duane St's Small Businesses

Save Duane St's Small Businesses

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Gail Delehanty started this petition to NYC DOT Jennifer Leung and

I am speaking out on behalf of the restaurants on the north side of Duane Street between Greenwich and Staple Streets in Tribeca.

Just as these small businesses are beginning to be able to open up again and begin the long road to recovery, the DOT and Citibike are planning a final blow.


There is a 20 some Citibike docking station at the north east corner of Duane and Greenwich Street, which is already impeding access to the restaurants on the north side of Duane - The Hideaway and Tokyo Bay; and we have been told by Citibikes that they wish to expand this docking station towards Staple St, running past two more struggling businesses. The egregious decision was made without consideration for our most vulnerable industries.


This dock is already under-utilized, and its expansion will negatively impact these restaurants further, and also impact the next two restaurants on Duane Street - Serenata and Duane Park Patisserie.


In addition Duane Park Patisserie (DPP) is already utilizing the street for seating, as part of the popular city’s Open Table program meant to help restaurant recover from Covid19 impact. In addition DPP is also a wholesaler and makes multiple deliveries a day with its van, so having a bike rack in front of its shop will really restrict its ability to do loading and unloading.

With indoor dining on further pause, The Hideaway is a neighborhood institution that desperately needs access to the roadway at their storefront to participate in the very program (Open Table) that was designed to save the restaurant industry.  


While Citibike remains a reliable and safe method for city travel, it should not come at the cost of our local small businesses.  The Community Board should have a say in the location, placement and size of these docking stations.

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