Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Six Months Later, 2 Rector St. Murder Still Resonates Throughout Night Shift

Posted on January 27th, 2010 by Daniel Fastenberg

By Leslie Picker
After the closing bell rings, the Financial District notoriously transforms into a ghost town. The only evidence of life is the occasional taxi honk or catcall from a construction worker. Outside lighting is a luxury and many streets are so narrow, barely a sedan can meander through.
For women who work the night shift [...]

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Go East, Young Man: The East Side Readies for the Second Avenue Subway

Posted on December 20th, 2009 by Daniel Fastenberg

By Dan Fastenberg

New York City got its first mass transportation line in 1837. It will get its newest one in 2018.
The arrival of the New York and Harlem railroad, as the first line was called, proved to be the catalyst for the development of Upper Manhattan. And today, the Upper East Side, known for its [...]

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CUNY Law School Looks to Move on Up

Posted on December 18th, 2009 by James de Mellow

There are ten law schools in New York City accredited by the American Bar Association

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Sick Leave: To Pay or Not To Pay?

Posted on December 17th, 2009 by James de Mellow

A citywide business coalition has united against a bill that would mandate employers to give workers nine paid sick days a year. They complain that the bill will hurt the city economy and local businesses. Those in favor of the bill are, however, just as vocal.

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East River Plaza in East Harlem

Posted on December 17th, 2009 by Gisela Perez Mauri

As New York City soldiers on through the aftermath of a national recession, development is continuing in some underserved areas. One giant new project in East Harlem will open for business this week, and presents some concerns for the neighborhood.

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Health Food Comes to the South Bronx

Posted on November 30th, 2009 by Daniel Fastenberg

Thanks to a newly opened and first-for-the-area health food restaurant, residents of New York City’s most health-stricken area now have the option of dining on mixed green salads and sugarless organic peanut butter — dishes more traditionally associated with Washington Square Park than Walton Avenue.

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African Braid Shops Bring Competition to Bed-Stuy Neighborhood

Posted on November 18th, 2009 by rsl21

Over the last 10 years, the rise in immigrant-run African hair braid shops has been stirring up fierce competition on Fulton Street. Not only are the African hair braiding shops—chiefly owned by immigrants from Senegal, Guinea and Ivory Coast—competing to win over customers, but because there are at least 20 hair businesses huddled along Fulton Street, owners are slashing prices to attract customers. Tammy Mutasa reports.

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Someone Else’s Junk, East N.Y’s Treasure

Posted on November 11th, 2009 by Kelly Koopmans

A 40-year-old family thrift store is a one-stop shop for financially-strapped East New Yorkers. Kelly Koopmans visits Louise’s Furniture and Flea Market.

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Can Swine Flu Virus Be Tamed By Yin and Yang?

Posted on November 10th, 2009 by rsl21

Some Flushing residents say yes. Ann Chang reports.

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From Working Like Dogs to Working With Dogs

Posted on November 10th, 2009 by rsl21

A Brooklyn couple finds success at home with their dog walking and pet boarding service. Rory Kress reports.

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