Bronx businesses see drop in sales amid transit strike

Many Bronx businesses say what is typically their busiest time of the year has become the quietest since the transit strike began.

Without the subways and buses to import people from other neighborhoods, stores are depending on sales from area residents. However, many are deterred by the cold weather. Shoppers say no city transit means holiday shopping options are limited. The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation says industrial and manufacturing companies are also suffering. They say the biggest problem is getting employees into work to make deliveries because without deliveries they can?t make money.

The Fordham shopping district has also suffered. Mayor Bloomberg says the area has seen a 50 percent drop in business since the strike began. Related Story:

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