There Goes the Neighborhood

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Would a BID hurt fish markets?
Would a BID hurt fish markets? Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

"The first to go will be the fish and bok choi guys. Eventually, the nutrition of the entire community will suffer … But we will be able to buy $6 cups of coffee at Starbucks." —Plans for a Chinatown business-improvement district are hitting opposition from some mom-and-pop operations that fear associated fees. [NYDN]