Businesses fined thousands of dollars for violating New York City’s cashless ban

Businesses that only accept cashless forms of payment are facing thousands of dollars in fines from the city of New York for not accepting the legal tender.

Numerous retailers have been fined thousands of dollars since the New York City Council passed the cashless ban in January 2020, including upscale ice cream store Van Leeuwen, which was fined over $12,000 as of Monday and has refused to enable customers to pay by cash. Twenty-three other businesses have also been fined.


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