Amid Coronavirus Shutdowns, Landlords Often Determine Fate of Small Businesses

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More people have been out on Fifth Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in recent weeks.


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On one street in Brooklyn, survival can depend on negotiating a temporary rent cut with the building owner


More people have been out on Fifth Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in recent weeks.

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| Photographs and Video by Jose A. Alvarado, Jr. for The Wall Street Journal

One of the owners of Brooklyn’s Du Jour Bakery was trying to negotiate a rent cut when a representative of her landlord suggested several grant programs she could apply for.

That put Vera Tong over the edge. “I was like: Don’t you think I apply for those?” she said. “I apply for everything that’s out there. I apply for things that don’t even make sense for me.”

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