There Goes the Neighborhood

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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]