In the new Bronx, there are new businesses and new developments but there’s still poverty and housing displacement, El Diario reports.
Harlem bar and jazz club Paris Blues celebrates 45 years as a Harlem institution. Amsterdam News speaks to owner Samuel “Sam” Hargress Jr., who has been there since its opening in 1969.
The 82nd Street Partnership, the BID in Jackson Heights, has a new executive director, Leslie A. Ramos.
With more and more Chinese-run liquor stores getting licensed, fierce competition may drive some out of business, reports World Journal.
Some worry that rezoning a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx would displace one of the city’s few remaining concentrations of auto service businesses, reports Bronx Bureau.
Businesses are changing hands in neighborhoods like Mott Haven, turning over from Dominican and Puerto Rican to Mexican ownership as members of the older generation retire and move to warmer climes, reports Mott Haven Herald.
The Astoria Cove rezoning will set the bar for de Blasio’s affordable housing policy over the next few years. But as the plan stands, will it help the New Yorkers who need it most?
The [Re]New Lots Markets & Artist Incubator Project is turning two vacant lots in East New York into affordable spaces for artists and retailers, reports Brooklyn Brief.
As development in downtown Flushing drives up rent and property taxes, small businesses must relocate, sublet, split and rent out space, or lay off employees, World Journal finds.
Model turned shoe designer Armando Cabral was born in Guinea-Bissau, lived in Portugal and England, and now calls NYC home.
High rent, as well as competition from online vendors and a Jewish museum, spell an uncertain future for one of Manhattan’s last two Judaica stores, reports Tablet Magazine.
Business owners in East Harlem affected by a gas explosion last March have mixed views about a loan program aimed at helping them, reports The Uptowner.
Some residents of Kingsbridge are concerned that development might negatively affect the Bronx neighborhood, Norwood News reports.
As national retailers take over Williamsburg streets, a Brooklyn Brief article considers both sides of the chain store debate and the often conflicting conclusions.
The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.