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Bar still fighting for space on a school yard

Located on 10th Avenue at the corner of 53rd Street is a derelict one story building being sought by the gay sports bar franchise Boxers. While currently doing business in Chelsea, Boxers is hoping to expand into Hell’s Kitchen’s burgeoning nightlife scene. However, the proposed location is sitting uneasily with parents in the neighborhood. The […]

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Mexicans Opt for Natural Remedies from Home

An unassuming little store in East Williamsburg provides ancient herbal medicines to the Mexican and Latino community.

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It’s Babies-burg Now

Williamsburg’s newest wave of residents is changing the face of the neighborhood, from hipster central to stroller haven, and generating new business opportunities focused on the growing baby demographic.

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Hidden Malcontents: New York’s Christmas Tree Industry

While they all put on a merry face, New York’s Christmas tree vendors have a history of bad blood and cutthroat business maneuvers.

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The Lower East Side iPhone App

The Lower East Side Goes Mobile

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District has developed a localized mobile app to promote local businesses and increase foot traffic in the neighborhood.

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Cupcakes Beat Muffins in Bushwick

In a gentrifying Bushwick, cupcakes are rapidly gaining popularity.

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Flatbush Grows Greener with Gentrification

Local business and organizations in Flatbush are using green initiatives to reach out to both old and new residents in an effort to maintain diversity while catering to the interests of young and hip newcomers.

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Unemployment Provides Opportunity for Reinvention

They are three people who have redefined themselves when they either lost or couldn’t find jobs in the midst of the unemployment crisis that has crippled the economy since 2008.

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Hell’s Kitchen Faces Five Plus Years of Road Work

Residents and shopkeepers expressed alarm at the city’s water main replacement project and the number of problems that will come with it.

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Greene Hill Co-Op Looks to Fill Community Food Void

A new 500-member food co-op is set to open in the Fort Greene-Clinton Hill area in Brooklyn, aiming to provide Brooklyn residents with high quality, affordable food.

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