NYC relies on our bodegas daily. Bodegas are our corner stores, who keep their doors open to us at all hours, during blizzards, hurricanes, even blackouts. I’ve had such close relationships with my corner bodega owners that they’d let me “pay them next time” during my deeply struggling days and looked out for me on walks home alone. They had my back and made me feel safe. Many of these store owners are Yemenis, and now these friends and neighbors do not know if they can see their families again due to the ban. They historically closed their doors today from 12-8 to rally at Borough Hall and as their neighbors and customers, we stand with them and support them 100%. ❀ #love #bodegastrike

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