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Owners Fear Delivery Truck Ban Will Hurt Brooklyn, Queens Supermarkets

March 19, 2018 - 11:20 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Some businesses called Monday as 'delivery doomsday' as Mayor Bill de Blasio's delivery truck ban began.

The ban is meant to help reduce traffic congestion.

With the new rules in place, no truck deliveries are allowed during morning and afternoon rush hours on Flatbush Avenue between Tillary Street and Grand Army Plaza. Roosevelt Avenue in Queens is also affected.

“We would have loved to have had an opportunity to sort of speak to some of this before it went into effect,” said Mandy Wynn.

Wynn owns Brooklyn Larder at Flatbush Avenue and Bergen Street.

“I honestly found out on Facebook last night,” she told 1010 WINS' Al Jones. “I didn’t even know it was happening.”

Borough President Eric Adams was also concerned about the impact on businesses.

“We need to figure out, how do we live in a cohesive fashion with the deliveries, without harming the small businesses?” Adams said.

The rush-hour restrictions on truck deliveries carry hefty fines, and an additional 110 officers are enforcing them.

The ban on curbside deliveries will expand to 11 cross streets in Midtown on April 2.