Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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Hispanic Fast Food Workers Join Global Strike

Hispanic Fast Food Workers Join Global Strike

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Hispanic workers in New York who were among the thousands of fast food chain employees who went on strike to demand a raise in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

One of the few surviving salsa specialty stores in the city, Brooklyn's San Germán Records, faces the challenge of surviving a changing music industry and gentrification, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Treasures Lost to Immigration: Young People, Old Skills

Treasures Lost to Immigration: Young People, Old Skills

San Antonio Texcala, Mexico, has become a ghost town after the collapse of its onyx industry.

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Some BIDs Lack Funds to Improve Neighborhoods

Some BIDs Lack Funds to Improve Neighborhoods

With meager budgets and limited help from the city, BIDs in the outer boroughs struggle to perform effectively, reports Bronx Bureau.

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Opinion: History and the Roosevelt Avenue BID

Opinion: History and the Roosevelt Avenue BID

Samuel Stein, writing in Zeek, draws parallels between pushcart vendors of today and a century ago in opposing the Roosevelt Avenue BID.

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Indian-American Businesses Oppose Minimum Wage Hike

Indian-American Businesses Oppose Minimum Wage Hike

Indian-American business owners worry that they can't afford to raise workers' minimum wage to $10.10, as President Obama has recommended, reports News India Times.

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Protecting Hunts Point from Super Storms

Protecting Hunts Point from Super Storms

The peninsula, a food distribution area for the city, survived Sandy in 2012. Planners want to be sure it weathers future storms, the Hunts Point Express reports.

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Lover of Cities, Agent for Change

Lover of Cities, Agent for Change

As City Limits editor, Jarrett Murphy pursues a lifetime commitment to meaningful and provocative journalism.

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Sick Leave Expansion Could Hurt

Sick Leave Expansion Could Hurt

If small businesses with just five or more employees are required to provide paid sick leave, the viability of some businesses could be in jeopardy, reports The Riverdale Press.

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Chinatown’s Latest Fashion Statement

Chinatown’s Latest Fashion Statement

Gentrification and high rents are forcing Chinatown's garment industry to shift from manufacturing to knowledge-based work such as fashion design and retailing, reports Open City.

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Bus Rapid Transit in Brooklyn Could Promote Growth

Bus Rapid Transit in Brooklyn Could Promote Growth

The Pratt Center for Community Development proposes eight new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes in Brooklyn to help workers in transit-deficient neighborhoods get to where the jobs are, Brooklyn Bureau reports.

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