The Office of Council Member Gale Brewer and civic technology organization BetaNYC have partnered to create an interactive map that identifies and pinpoints “dark stores” proliferating across New York City. The microfulfillment centers, associated with venture capital-backed rapid-delivery grocery apps, have been springing up in commercial corridors of major cities across the globe, flouting local rules and regulations.
All businesses operating in New York City should be accountable to the same rules and this project aims to increase transparency around the rapidly expanding industry.
Zoned for 16D: Warehouses
Commercial-6A: Convenience Retail or Service Establishment