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Train, bridge work hurt local shops

The interrupted No. 7 train service in Long Island City on the weekends in conjunction with the closure of the Borden Avenue Bridge is crippling the local business here in Hunters Point.

Business here is down to 70 percent as a direct result of this double−whammy. On the weekends, nobody can get to the restaurants, art galleries and shops in this area. There is more to the story then just service interruptions, as many businesses may be forced to close if this continues.

As president of the Hunters Point Merchants Association, I represent over 37 local businesses that are suffering in this tough economy. We need the city to step in and help.

Brian Adams

President

Hunters Point Merchants Association

Long Island City

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