City Councilwoman Gale Brewer demanded Wednesday that Mayor Adams and Gov. Hochul start cracking down on high-speed, app-based delivery services like JOKR, Buyk and Fridge — businesses she claims are violating the city’s zoning laws and possibly state liquor license requirements.
The so-called dark stores, many of which promise delivery within 15 minutes, occupy spaces zoned by the city for commercial use, but, according to Brewer, they essentially serve as warehouses where the services store their products and dispatch their delivery workers from. That, she said, is not allowed under city zoning rules.
“I don’t think they’re legal,” she said just steps away from a JOKR storefront on the Upper West Side. “The concern is they are going to drive out our beloved bodegas.”
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