Category archives for: Economy

Weak Economy Pushing Workers Off the Books

Weak Economy Pushing Workers Off the Books

With unemployment still high, upper Manhattan residents find work in the underground economy.

Manna’s: As Soul Food Dwindles in Harlem, an Unlikely Champion Survives

Manna’s: As Soul Food Dwindles in Harlem, an Unlikely Champion Survives

Owned by Korean immigrant Betty Park, Manna’s faces recession, gentrification.

Uptown Thrift Stores See Boost in Sales This Season

Uptown Thrift Stores See Boost in Sales This Season

More shoppers chose thrift stores to make holiday purchases this year…

Hot Bread Kitchen To Help Launch Food Entrepreneurs

Hot Bread Kitchen To Help Launch Food Entrepreneurs

Moving to East Harlem from Queens, the nonprofit organization will help launch small food businesses.

Rennie Rots as Recession Hits Abyssinian

Rennie Rots as Recession Hits Abyssinian

After demolition by the Abyssinian Development Corp., the future of the Renaissance complex remains unclear.

Campaign Encourages Guns for Bodegas

Campaign Encourages Guns for Bodegas

An alliance of bodegas supports licensed guns for self-protection.

Harley the Buckleman belts in Harlemites

Harley the Buckleman belts in Harlemites

Earl Harley, “Harley the Buckleman,” makes and repairs buckles for Harlemites, hip-hop celebrities and the President. Hear the Buckleman talk about his trade, inspiration and Obama.

Star Chef Taking His Talents to Harlem

Star Chef Taking His Talents to Harlem

Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson ventures into Harlem to open his latest eatery.

Unemployment Remains High Uptown

Unemployment Remains High Uptown

The unemployment rate uptown is about 13.6 percent, compared with 9.2 percent in the city and 9.7 percent nationwide.

Black Friday Shoppers Flock to Target at East River Plaza

Black Friday Shoppers Flock to Target at East River Plaza

About 2,000 shoppers line up for the 4 a.m. store opening and dozens walk out with new flat screen TVs.

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