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Keep the tip credit: A plea from Sylvia's

By TREN’NESS WOODS-BLACK

Dear Gov. Cuomo: Congratulations on your reelection. I hope you don’t mind a brief request as you prepare for your third term. Please don’t hurt our industry and community by eliminating the restaurant tip credit.

I make this request as a Harlemite and granddaughter of legendary restaurateur Sylvia Woods. My family and I are proud to keep her legacy alive by continuing to serve her authentic soul food and creating community. Thanks, in part, to your support, small minority- and women-owned businesses like the one my grandmother opened years ago have been able to find success and create jobs in this city and state.

That’s why we were proud when you hosted a re-election event at Sylvia’s earlier this year.

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