distilling room. Creating a narrow path to a cooper vat, the tight space is where the Red Hook brand makes their signature whiskey and rum. Van Brunt Stillhouse produces 6,000 barrels of whiskey, rum, grappa and moonshine out of their facility. Daric Schlesselamn, co-owner of the distillery, is looking […]
As the dust settles following the six-week dash to submit the city’s Amazon headquarters bid, attention is turning to what can be repurposed from the work — regardless of Amazon’s choice. The effort is reminiscent of another citywide sales job — the 2012 Olympic bid, which paved the way for […]
At 6:30 pm on a Saturday night, Rhonda Kave, owner of Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, is doing the dishes in her shop. She’s the only one working – and there’s a lot to clean up after yesterday’s busy chocolate fair. With increases in labor costs, fines, regulations and soaring rents, Kave had […]
Increased pay for low-wage workers has small New York City businesses worrying about expanding, or, in some cases, already downsizing. Others are forced to move out of the state or replace employees with machines. As measured by jobs, food is the city’s largest manufacturing sector. Between 2005 and 2015, the […]
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 […]
As 2016 comes to a close, there’s a term many early adopters and tech fiends thought would have been on the tip of their luddite friends’ tongues: 3D printing. The 2013 opening of MakerBot in Brooklyn was what some thought to be a watershed moment for the 3D printing and […]
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 […]
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The Trump administration’s platform emphasizes an effort to help small businesses, yet his tax plan could help large corporations and hurt the already struggling small businesses in New York City. There could be no more important time to push through the Small Business Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA). The SBJSA is […]
The minimum wage is rising in New York City. Shane English and Nick Perez brings a story on how it’s going to effect people.