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CONSTRUCTION UNIONS CUT PAY, BENEFITS TO KEEP AFLOAT

Union construction companies, once the dominant builders in New York City, have been forced to cut wages and benefits to compete with the cheaper non-union firms that have increasingly elbowed their way into the metropolitan marketplace. After the recession of 2008, developers looking to build in the city were presented […]

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Changing Zones: Making Room for Affordable Housing

Zoning meant to protect New York City residents is being repealed in order to make room for the Mayor’s affordable housing plan. The Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, in a contracting deal with upstate development company Trinity Associates is taking advantage of new leverage to change established zones. Together they […]

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Bodegas in NYC Cling On

The inside of Luis Espinoza’s Ridgewood based bodega is a blend of different products, many of which highlight the many cultures found nearby.   There are plastic containers on the counter with Caribbean coconut candies, Reds Apple Ales in the fridge, European chocolates, and Doritos. People are usually coming in […]