Posts Tagged ‘Business’

One Local Business Gives Thanks for Post-Sandy Blessings

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Barry’s Bootcamp was hit hard after the hurricane, but turned its misfortune into a way to help others By Sharon Feiereisen It’s hard to fathom that weeks after Hurricane Sandy reared its ugly head there are still countless without power, while others have been displaced indefinitely—or worse, permanently lost their homes. In a remarkable testament [&hellip
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The Heidelberg’s Hail Mary

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

The view of the 2nd Ave. subway line construction site from the Heidleberg bar. ICONIC SECOND AVENUE BUSINESSES STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL WITH SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION The polished floors, brand new tables, restored 90-year-old paintings and modern updates to the historic Heidelberg restaurant seem to indicate a run-of-the-mill renovation, something that happens in the normal course of operating a business. But if you look closely at the gleaming hardwood and peek [&hellip
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Bay Ridge Street Food Vendor Awarded “Most Heroic”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Sammy Kassem is a hero in an unlikely place. The Bay Ridge street vendor is also the Vendy Awards’ first honoree of 2012.  According to a statement by the Urban Justice Center, a “non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers,” Kassem is being honored for “his perseverance [&hellip
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The Queen & King of Cupcakes

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

MG_1880 How Mia and Jason Bauer Manage Crumbs, Two Children And a Love As Sweet As Can Be By Jenna Helwig Chocolate chips. Vanilla frosting. Rainbow sprinkles. Brownie bites. Coconut flakes. Cookie dough. The mouthwatering toppings that adorn the delectable goodies at Crumbs Bake Shop are so tempting, you just might forget to pick up the [&hellip
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Despite Rent Reduction, St. Mark’s Bookshop Might Have to Move

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Interior of the East Village's St. Mark's Bookshop. Photo by James Kelleher. By Paul Bisceglio St. Mark’s Bookshop has been a literary fixture of the East Village since 1977. It’s where Allen Ginsberg met Philip Glass, where Susan Sontag and Annie Leibovitz spent Sunday evenings and where William S. Burroughs hung out. Since the economy took a turn for the worse, however, the shop has struggled to [&hellip
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Honest Alba: The actress adds a new role to her resume: eco-entrepeneur

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

alba Jessica Alba is one of Hollywood’s most likeable ladies. In an industry where being young and gorgeous often goes hand-in-hand with superficiality and irresponsibility—Alba has opted for a cleaner and classier reality. The 31-year-old actress has made her mark as one of the entertainment industry’s hottest stars with her rise to fame in the TV [&hellip
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Bloomberg Snuffs New Living Wage Bill

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

bloomberg Fulfilling his promise, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vetoed the first of two bills proposed by the City Council that would raise wages for hundreds of workers. The so-called living wage bill was a watered down version of the same bill proposed last year. The latest draft would force companies that receive $1 million or more [&hellip
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Lights On…in Lower Manhattan

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, Business

Downtown Alliance’s Kelly Rush lets us know what’s opening and closing Without vision, a people perish. Or, in my version of this proverb for the column: Without glasses from the right eyewear shop, one might not be able to find one’s way to the spa…or to the restaurant for ribs. In this week’s edition, pamper [&hellip
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