The transit strike is affecting businesses throughout the city. Some estimates have put the losses at hundreds of millions of dollars a day. Mayor Bloomberg said as many as 40 percent of the city's retail business did not open yesterday and some that did had practically no business.
BLOOMBERG: The economic consequences of the strike range from to severe to devastating.
REPORTER: WNYC's Kathleen Horan visited downtown manhattan small businesses to see how the strike was affecting their livliehoods and brings us this report.