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Chinatown Groups Provide Sandy Relief Grants To Small Businesses

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Businesses in Chinatown are opening up again after Hurricane Sandy and they are getting some help along the way.

The Chinatown Partnership and Chinatown Business Improvement District are raising grant money to help struggling businesses in the neighborhood.

The grants will help owners recoup their losses and market to customers.

Parts of Chinatown were caught in the flooding Zone A, which was evacuated due to the storm.

Since then, local business owners said it has been a slow recovery.

"We try to get back to the business, but we have no customers, it's less than before. Right now we lost at least 30 percent every day," said Tony Chen, the manager of Grand Harmony Restaurant.

"We want to make our small businesses, our restaurants, our retail shops can stay open to welcome the visitors," said City Councilwoman Margaret Chin.

Owners can download an application at ChinatownPartnership.org or apply in person at Chinatown Partnership's office on 60 Saint James Street in Manhattan.

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