Bloomberg Won’t Fight Against Wal-Mart In NYC

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The world’s largest retailer may finally find a home in the City.

Listen: WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports.

Unions, smaller retailers and some community groups are dead set against Wal-Marts opening within the five boroughs, but Mayor Bloomberg said the City will not stand in the way.

“If you would do surveys in, for example, southeast Queens, people are going to Nassau County to shop at Wal-Mart. “If you do surveys in Lower Manhattan, they’re driving over to New Jersey,” Bloomberg said.

Bloomberg said Wal-Mart has a legal right to open in the Big Apple, adding that the company provides a large number of entry-level jobs.

  • carls

    so let them go over thir,and shop,must we lost jobs like mom and pop buess over here next. . !
    the reason why they shop over in jersey ,is becaues the tax is less. . !
    and .just because the ass hope let wal-marts in,does not maen we should follow the ass hope,and do the same.. . .!

  • vgfwf

    Let the community decide on this. It’s their neighborhood.

    • efegf

      That’s what Community Boards are for.

  • Fred

    NYC becomes a slave to Wal-Mart.

  • Elena Balci

    Yes please open a walmart in spanish harlem and in the bronx mall by yankee stadium that would be so wonderful walmart is the best store ever to shop

    • michael

      Opening a Wal-Mart in Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx would put countless bodegas and small family and locally owned stores in jeopardy. Do you think that is good Elena?

  • BloombergSucks

    Oh what a surprise!! Mayor Moneybags isn’t against a massive anti-union corporation pushing out small businesses. Seriously, how far is this Megalomaniacal Midget going to be allowed to go before someone stands up to him. Does he own every politician in NYC?????

    • karl marx

      yes, and the judges as well

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