Store owners: '6' line rehab hurting business

Some business owners in Soundview are complaining that the '6' subway line rehabilitation project is hurting their bottom line.

People who own businesses along Westchester Avenue say without warning the Metropolitan Transportation Authority set up its construction operation, blocking many storefronts.

As a result, some entrepreneurs say their business has decreased as much as 75 percent because noise, debris and massive amounts of construction equipment turning customers away.

The Morrison, Soundview and Whitlock Avenue stations have been closed since February. The MTA says construction on the '6' line will continue until September, but structural repairs along the tracks will be made on the weekends.

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