Business is ramping up slowly for Madelaine Chocolate, the Rockaways chocolatier that reopened two weeks ago after Superstorm Sandy shuttered operations last year. The Queens company is among the many small businesses that has had to decide whether the cost of rebuilding in a flood zone is better than relocating […]
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s report on the impact of immigrants on the city’s economy shows a bright future for New York’s diverse enclaves in neighborhoods such as Jackson Heights, Coney Island and Elmhurst. DiNapoli seemed optimistic that Mayor elect Bill de Blasio would find yesterday’s report reaffirming to many of […]
Activists led chants for a $15-per-hour minimum wage from a step-ladder podium in Herald Square last Thursday. Three dozen Occupy demonstrators and local union members spoke up as passersby took leaflets or paused to listen.
The fate of Mayor Bloomberg’s ambitious plan to rezone a wide swath of Midtown remained uncertain Tuesday after a six-hour City Council hearing. Representatives of the mayor failed to convince the zoning committee to approve the controversial plan before the mayor leaves office in December. The proposal would upzone […]
The horse-drawn carriage industry, comprised of about 300 drivers and more than 200 horses, is harshly criticized by animal rights groups who say the horses are mistreated, don’t belong in city traffic, and could successfully be replaced with electric cars. But the drivers say they are animal lovers who work with very healthy horses, the industry wouldn’t survive if electric cars took over, and tourism could suffer.