Category archives for: Economy

125th Street Delays, Scale-Downs and Restarts Tell Story of Harlem’s Business Recovery

125th Street Delays, Scale-Downs and Restarts Tell Story of Harlem’s Business Recovery

Large development projects are underway again along 125th Street in Harlem.

Holiday Market Hosts Inwood Artists and Artisans

Holiday Market Hosts Inwood Artists and Artisans

The third annual Om Made Holiday Market showcased locally-made merchandise.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Hamilton Heights Tree Vendors Work the Overnight Shift

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Hamilton Heights Tree Vendors Work the Overnight Shift

The two-person team works around the clock, maintaining the stand, selling trees and dealing with the homeless and the drunk.

Washington Heights Locals Mob Struggling Businesses

Washington Heights Locals Mob Struggling Businesses

Residents in Washington Heights crowd into Beans and Vines, a struggling bistro and wine bar.

As Retail Marathon Starts, Harlem Small Businesses Emphasize Personal Touch

As Retail Marathon Starts, Harlem Small Businesses Emphasize Personal Touch

With many Thanksgiving shoppers turning to large online retailers, small business owners in Harlem tried to offer something different.

Discouraged: Black Women, Older Workers Stay Unemployed Longer

Discouraged: Black Women, Older Workers Stay Unemployed Longer

As the New York City economy pulls out of recession, women, blacks and older workers lag behind.

Bookstores Close in Northern Manhattan; La Casa Azul Has No Fear

Bookstores Close in Northern Manhattan; La Casa Azul Has No Fear

Aurora Anaya-Cerda opened La Casa Azul in East Harlem despite a changing publishing industry.

Art at Your Fingertips: Entrepreneur Puts Classics on Cuticles

Art at Your Fingertips: Entrepreneur Puts Classics on Cuticles

Washington Heights traveling nail artist Ami Vega crafts famous paintings onto clients’ fingertips.

Tough Economic Times Don’t Spook Halloween Revelers

Tough Economic Times Don’t Spook Halloween Revelers

Uptown prepares for Halloween this week, with pop-up stores, pumpkin sellers and night clubs cashing in on the action.

Tourists Save Money, Apartment Owners Cash In: ‘Hot’ Hotels Thrive Despite Hiked Fines

Tourists Save Money, Apartment Owners Cash In: ‘Hot’ Hotels Thrive Despite Hiked Fines

Illegal hotels uptown are popular alternatives for tourists despite an imminent increase in city fines.

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