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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By Leslie Picker
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 [...]
There are ten law schools in New York City accredited by the American Bar AssociationRead the rest of this entry »
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.Read the rest of this entry »
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.Read the rest of this entry »
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.Read the rest of this entry »
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.Read the rest of this entry »
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.Read the rest of this entry »
Some Flushing residents say yes. Ann Chang reports.Read the rest of this entry »
A Brooklyn couple finds success at home with their dog walking and pet boarding service. Rory Kress reports.Read the rest of this entry »