Brooklyn Deli Draws Attention to Rent Hike With "Artisanal" Product Posters

Brooklyn Deli Draws Attention to Rent Hike With "Artisanal" Product Posters

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Tara Bellucci
Jul 11, 2015

Rents in New York City are only getting higher, and it's forcing out much-loved institutions. Two Boerum Hill residents are protesting the rent hike on their beloved neighborhood convenience store, Jesse's Deli, by advertising what the 25-year-old shop would have to charge to afford its new rent.

Founding owner Jesse Itayim says his landlord is raising the rent from $4,000 to $13,000, and that there's no way he can pay that kind of money.

“Delis are an integral part of New York culture, and both the gentrifiers and the people who were here before the gentrifiers want to keep them,” Doug Cameron, an 11-year resident of Boerum Hill and half of the pair behind the posters, told The Daily Beast.

We've covered other businesses being forced out by rent hikes, including Pearl River Mart and even F.A.O. Schwarz, which closes its doors on July 15.

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