City wants more supermarkets

March 09, 2009 10:21AM

The Bloomberg administration is hoping to increase the number of
supermarkets in the city, particularly in poorer neighborhoods. The
administration says that 3 million New Yorkers live in
neighborhoods without enough grocery stores, and that bringing more
stores in will improve both city dwellers’ health and the job market.
The Department of City Planning hopes to launch a plan, which will
involve lighter zoning rules and land-use and tax incentives for new
supermarkets, within the next several months.

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