Posts Tagged ‘Business’

Fashion Week's Economic Boon

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, Business, NY Press Exclusive, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth While some residents gripe about the unfavorable ramifications of having Fashion Week in their backyard, there are benefits to the community for hosting the event. In August 2011, the Fordham Consulting Group and Fordham University Graduate School of Business released an economic impact study outlining the effects of Fashion Week on the immediate [&hellip
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Business Not Booming

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: Re: “Second Annual Business Survey Shows Signs of Life on West Side” (March 11), I am sure the Spirit was only trying to sound an optimistic note. But even a cursory glance at the two maps shows that, despite the optimistic claims of their respective leaders, the Columbus Avenue BID and the [&hellip
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Second Annual Business Survey Shows Signs of Life on West Side

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Business isn’t booming yet, but commerce on the Upper West Side is definitely experiencing a comeback. That’s the consensus emerging from local business leaders and the conclusion indicated by West Side Spirit’s second business survey, conducted almost exactly a year after the first. The methodology this year was the same: Feb. 22, West Side Spirit [&hellip
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Free Wal-Mart

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: New York City residents will miss out on Wal-Mart’s offering a $20 meal for eight people this Thanksgiving. This includes a 12-pound turkey at 40 cents per pound, along with discounts on vegetables, cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. The unemployed, seniors, those on fixed incomes and the less fortunate will suffer. Consumers continue to be [&hellip
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H+H Owner Indicted

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Helmer Toro, the owner of legendary H+H Bagels, was indicted and charged with tax fraud on Nov. 18. Outgoing Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said the bagel magnate stole withholding taxes—taxes taken out of employees’ paychecks—and evaded unemployment insurance tax. The tax charges are in connection with H+H Bagels’ retail store at 2239 Broadway and [&hellip
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BUSINESS IS BOOMING

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Lehman Brothers collapsed, Circuit City is in the process of liquidating and pretty much everyone knows somebody who’s been laid off. Even the ubiquitous Duane Reade is rumored to be near bankruptcy. But not all businesses are on the brink of failure. In fact, some small local entrepreneurs have not only been surviving in these [&hellip
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MOM AND POP ON LIFE SUPPORT

Written by admin on . Posted in Politics

Months before the Wall Street meltdown, Borough President Scott Stringer wanted to get a better idea of what life was like for Manhattan’s mom-and-pop stores. His office assembled a panel of local experts tasked with suggesting innovative ideas for assistance, and began surveying merchants on one major shopping corridor in each of the borough’s 12 [&hellip
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