Water pipe replacement may drown Bedford-Stuyvesant businesses

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - Some Bedford-Stuyvesant business owners say they are struggling to survive as a result of major road construction.The replacement of a water pipe on Fulton Street is slated to take two years to complete. In the meantime, the equipment is not only filling the street, it has turned the previously two-way road into a one-way street. Now, local businesses are saying at the rate their business is dropping, they won't survive the two-year period.One restaurant owner in the area says in just two months, he has lost 40 percent of his business. He says the construction is eliminating parking for his employees, his customers and it is also making it difficult for him to receive deliveries. Business owners say the worst is yet to come. They claim they will have to periodically close when the water is completely turned off in the coming weeks.

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