NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — City leaders were set to host a ‘Chelsea small business crawl’ to support businesses affected by last weekend’s explosion.

People were encouraged to shop at businesses on West 23rd Street between 5th and 8th Avenues.

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Many of those businesses were affected by street closures following Saturday’s bombing.

The event was to run from 1 to 5 p.m.

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As 1010 WINS reported, Councilman Corey Johnson planned to begin the event at West 23rd and 7th Ave, heading east and making stops at businesses along the way.

“Between last week’s explosion and the resulting street closures, the Chelsea small businesses that serve our community took a hit,” Johnson said in a statement. “Whether it’s by grabbing a bite, going shopping or otherwise patronizing our small businesses, let’s get out there on Saturday and show them our support and appreciation.”

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has said the state will help businesses damaged by the explosion pay for losses.