Thursday, 2 October 2014

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Chain Store Debate Grows, Again, Out of Williamsburg

Chain Store Debate Grows, Again, Out of Williamsburg

As national retailers take over Williamsburg streets, a Brooklyn Brief article considers both sides of the chain store debate and the often conflicting conclusions.

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‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

‘Little Liberia’ Market Suffers on Staten Island

The spread of Ebola in Liberia is disrupting trade and keeping customers away.

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Previewing the Africa Center

Previewing the Africa Center

With music, dance and activities, the new center opened its doors to the community.

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Caller ID Spoofing Scam Hits Flushing

Caller ID Spoofing Scam Hits Flushing

Scammers spoof a caller ID to defraud one business in Flushing, and the owner warns non-English speaking businessmen may be an easier target, reports World Journal.

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Opinion: A NYC Small-Business Owner on Costs

Opinion: A NYC Small-Business Owner on Costs

A NYC small-business owner comments on costs, including those associated with the paid sick leave law, in an opinion piece interview in Gotham Gazette.

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Chinese-Venezuelan Family Sells Arepas in Queens

Chinese-Venezuelan Family Sells Arepas in Queens

Queens Courier profiles the Chinese-Venezuelan family behind TuArepa Pizza Cafe, which recently expanded its pizza menu to include Venezuelan dishes.

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Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Building a successful artisanal chocolate co-op in one Mexican town was the response of some local women to mass emigration to the U.S., reports Diario de Mexico.

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Easing Rules for Street Vendors

Easing Rules for Street Vendors

A new City Council measure will allow licenses of street vendors to be transferred to family members in the event of death, illness or incapacitation of the original license holder, The Villager reports.

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How Female Street Vendors Cope

How Female Street Vendors Cope

Female street vendors, who account for about half of the city's 25,000 vendors, say the work can be very difficult, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

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MTA Diversifies Contracting

MTA Diversifies Contracting

The MTA has helped minority- and women-owned businesses gain more contracts with the agency through a mentoring program of its own, Amsterdam News reports.

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‘Arepa Lady’: Colombia in Queens

‘Arepa Lady’: Colombia in Queens

María Piedad Cano's legacy to her children is her title as one of the best-known names in Colombian cuisine in New York, reports El Diario.

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