Seinfeld stood alongside U.S. Senator Charles Schumer to push for federal pandemic relief for New York’s live-event venues.
Without that funding, Senator Schumer says 90 percent of independent venues could be forced to permanently close – something that Seinfeld says would forever change his hometown.
“To walk down the street and know that right inside that door some people are onstage and doing things – it gives the city energy and electricity,” Seinfeld said, “It’s more than just a business, it is the spark of our culture.”
Senator Schumer says the Save our Stages Act would provide grants of up to $12 million to live venue operators, producers, promoters and talent reps.
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