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Kathryn Kosmides said she wishes she’d had better tools to help her navigate moving last month. After landing a marketing position at a financial tech company, Kosmides, 23, moved 2,700 miles to New York City from Reno, Nevada. She used Craigslist and Podmapper to find an apartment, and worked with […]
Transportation, architect, and infrastructure experts say the Penn Station revamp won’t happen unless Madison Square Garden relocates. But getting the Madison Square Garden Company to agree to moving to a nearby site could cost a hefty price. It was one of the hot topics at “The Future of Penn Station”, […]
Having a college degree may not be a major factor in obtaining a job anymore, as specialized education has become widely popular in what employers are looking for future employees. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2015, only 33% of Americans actually have a bachelor’s degree or higher. […]
For small business owners, Sam and Craig Newman, the closing of their bookstore, Penn Books in Penn Station, seemed bittersweet. The business had been in Craig’s family for 22 years and was passed down to him and his wife by his grandparents. After struggling with the increasing rent, competing with […]
Community organizations and schools are working to make sure students end up on the appropriate track so they can benefit the most from available high paying jobs. Most jobs that have high salaries require a college degree, especially those in the growing technology sector. Yet there are jobs that only […]
For nearly four decades, Tino’s Unisex Hairstyling has been a staple in Far Rockaway. Owner Tino Venzia talks his salon’s roots and history, what it takes to start your own business, the challenges he’s faced, and his hopes for the future for his salon, and Far Rockaway.
With artisanal food halls, affordable outlets and Instagram-worthy views, the upcoming opening of Empire Outlets could drastically change Staten Island, or at least that’s what Joseph Ferrara, principal partner of BFC Partners, the development group behind Empire, is hoping. “We want to make sure that people stay engaged and we […]
DaMarius Edwards, 24, was in a financial bind when he signed up to help New Yorkers to find homes of their own. Working on his passion, producing beats and rapping, which he had moved to New York to pursue, wasn’t bringing in any income. He had to figure out how […]
Developer Martin Dunn has come a long way since he was fired from his post as executive director of the East New York Urban Youth Corps in 1998. These days even his former boss Winchester Key can’t say anything against him. Key was chairman of the East New York Urban […]