Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Recession Bites Restaurants – Restaurants Bite Back

Recession Bites Restaurants – Restaurants Bite Back

BY PAULA NEUDORF

On a busy street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Carlos Torres is managing a near-empty restaurant. Businesses are packed in like shoeboxes on this block of Broadway, between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue, where the brakes of the JMZ screech on the raised tracks overhead. Torres is the manager of Zocalo, a four-year-old Mexican restaurant whose small storefront is easy to miss.
“I’m going to be honest with you,” Torres said. “This year was really hard.”


Union Protests Disrupt Opening of Sunset Park High School

Union Protests Disrupt Opening of Sunset Park High School

BY PAULA NEUDORF

The grand opening of the first public high school in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, was ushered in by a towering inflatable rat. As chattering ninth-graders filed into the building for their first day of school in the brand-new facility, members of the engineer’s union Local 94 chanted slogans near the school’s entrance.