A Bushwick-based nonprofit that buys cans from people living on the extreme margins of society is facing an uncertain future after its landlord gave it only one option for staying – by purchasing the property at $3.9 million, reports Brooklyn Brief.
The city’s new program will allow many in low-income communities to take up paid work.
The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.
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.
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.
San Antonio Texcala, Mexico, has become a ghost town after the collapse of its onyx industry.
With meager budgets and limited help from the city, BIDs in the outer boroughs struggle to perform effectively, reports Bronx Bureau.
Samuel Stein, writing in Zeek, draws parallels between pushcart vendors of today and a century ago in opposing the Roosevelt Avenue BID.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Opponents of the Roosevelt Ave. BID recently rallied at Terraza 7 and screened the documentary “The Vanishing City,” which shows how small and family-owned businesses are displaced, reports Queens Latino.