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3 Web-Based Side Hustles You Should Consider

Have you long wanted to make a bit of extra cash but do not even know where you would begin in doing so? You have come to the right place, as information about how you can utilize the power of the internet and use it to top up your monthly income can be found below.

 

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Could New York City Get Real Casinos Soon?

Is New York City the future hub of real casinos? At least that is what seems to be on the minds of the State officials with the city's upstate gambling places going through their hardest times....
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Fair Wages, New Schedules For Approximately 1,000 NYCHA Maintenance Workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Greg Floyd, President of Teamsters Local 237, announced today that the City of New York has reached a tentative contract agreement with Teamsters Local 237 that would benefit more than 1,300 maintenance workers citywide – including approximately 1,000 New York City Housing Authority maintenance workers – and nearly 400,000 NYCHA residents....
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Dr. Edward Summers Is The New Executive Director Of The Bronx Private Industry Council

HERE To HERE, a Bronx career pathways nonprofit, today announced the selection of Dr. Edward “Eddie” Summers to head the Bronx Private Industry Council (PIC), an employer-led, student-centered alliance transforming how businesses, schools, and community organizations develop talent pipelines in Bronx....
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DCWP Launches Workers' Rights Public Awareness Campaign

Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers about their workplace rights and to introduce DCWP—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—as NYC’s central resource for workers....
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Largest NYC Woman-Owned Catering & Food Service Company To Relocate From Manhattan To South Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Great Performances – the largest woman-owned catering and food service company in New York City – will relocate from Manhattan to South Bronx....
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City Hosts Immigrant Worker Convening In Bronx

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA, a.k.a. the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection), in partnership with New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), and partner organizations hosted Building Bridges: A Convening for NYC Immigrant Workers last night at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx....
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Tax Season’s Dynamic Duo: E-File & Direct Deposit

New York State Taxpayer Advocate Margaret Neri today encouraged all New York State taxpayers to e-file their tax returns and have any refund directly deposited into their bank account....
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Some Economic Common Sense

As most observers have expected, the US and Chinese stock markets have been rising in anticipation of a US/China deal. Hopefully there will be good news on this front. If there is no agreement or hope for future agreement, the stock markets will head down again....
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NYCHA Offers Free Tax Preparation For Residents And Low-Income New Yorkers

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) – in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and the Food Bank For New York City – announced today the kick-off of free tax preparation services across the five boroughs, ensuring thousands of NYCHA residents and other low-income families receive the tax refunds they deserve....
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Bronx Food Tech Event

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s office, along with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, The Bronx Chamber of Commerce, and Metropolitan College of New York, will host a Bronx Food Tech event....
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DCA 101: What Start-Up Businesses Need To Know About Consumer Protection Law

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced DCA 101, a new series of informational workshops provided by DCA lawyers to help New York City businesses understand and comply with the law. ...
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Opening A Small Business In New York

Many people consider opening a small business in New York because of the outstanding opportunities for growth available in the state....
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Ways To Manage Debt During The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means most people get to spend more time with loved ones and enjoy some time off from work....
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The Amazon

I am finding out that discussing the Amazon HQ2 project in Long Island City is as treacherous as traveling down the Amazon River on a raft ─ full of wild rapids and deep trenches and home to biting amphibians. And that is just around people I love!...
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My Position On Amazon

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio together have achieved a monumental task of bringing Amazon to New York City....
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On The Amazon HQ2 Agreement

Statement from Borough President Diaz re: Amazon HQ2 Agreement....
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3 Reasons Why Women Should Save More

Finances and savings are favouritetopics among women of all walks of life. This includes full-time moms, housewives, working women and those planning to retire....
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Grassroots Community McDonald’s Owner Tony Rodriguez Reopens Restaurant At 599 E. Tremont Avenue

The McDonald’s restaurant at 599 E. Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457 has been relaunched....
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Ralph Lauren Celebrates 50th Anniversary With New Polo App & Yankees Collaboration

Ralph Lauren extends its 50th-anniversary celebrations with a new venture initiated to easily serve up its extensive catalog to avid followers through a newly-hatched app....
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Poor, Unacceptable Customer Service At Bank Of America In Co-op City

This is the complaint we received earlier today from a reader of ours on the quality of service at Bank Of America at 2316 Bartow Avenue, Bronx, NY 10475....
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Assessing Your Company's Financial Needs

A free seminar to assist business owners on how to identify their company's financial status and future financial needs will be held by TD Charitable Foundation and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce....
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Enjoy Sales Tax-Free Outdoor Activities This Labor Day Weekend

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today highlighted several sales tax-free outdoor activities you can enjoy this Labor Day weekend. Admission to the state’s parks and golf courses, for example, is exempt from sales tax....
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Local School Supply Lists Now Available For One-Click Shopping On TeacherLists.com

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year....
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McDonald's Re-Opening Brings Excitement & Jobs To The Bronx Community

To Juan Antonio Rodriguez, also known to many as Tony, McDonald’s did nоt just provide a job, it provided a 30 year career as an owner operator....
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An Economic Snapshot Of The Bronx

Bronx is setting records for population, business and job growth, according to an economic reportreleased today by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. ...
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BP Diaz Provides $1 Million To Renovate The Historic Arthur Avenue Retail Market

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that his office is providing $1 million in capital funding for renovations to the historic Arthur Avenue Retail Market, as part of his FY2019 capital budget allocations....
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Economic Snapshot Shows Bronx Making Impressive Gains In Addressing Challenges

Bronx is setting records for population, business and job growth, according to an economic reportreleased today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli....
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The First-Ever Bronx Night Market

Foodies rejoice! Starting June 30th and every last Saturday of the month through October, Bronx will host a Night Market with more than 40 food vendors that represent the city’s diverse culinary offerings....
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FINE Presents Its Summer Collection

FINE will be presenting a summer collection featuring a range of beautiful women representing different backgrounds. FINE will be showing trends for Summer 2018 on June 11 in its presentation fashion show at the Mott Haven Bar & Grill....
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Sell Your House On The Date Of Your Choice For A Fair Price

Do you own an unwanted house, rental property, or land and need to sell now? We work with good folks like you in all types of situations and can provide a solution for you too....
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What’s All This Fuss About Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) Fines?

You should know that on Monday, February 12th, 2018 I convened my first committee hearing for the newly created “For-Hire Vehicle Committee”. The topic of this first hearing was TLC enforcement and the manner in which the inspectors treat drivers....
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Annual Fundraising Event “A Taste of HOPE” To Help Give City Residents A 2nd Chance

The HOPE Program (HOPE), a highly effective workforce development organization empowering New Yorkers to build brighter futures through training, jobs and career advancement, will host its 7th annual “A Taste of HOPE” fundraiser on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at The Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan....
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Bronx Women’s Development Center To Open

The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC) and the Small Business Administration celebrates the opening of the BOC Bronx Women's Business Center....
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Centers Health Care Hires Heidi Hendrix, RN, As New Chief Nursing Officer

Centers Health Care, the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuum in the northeast, announced that Heidi Hendrix, RN, an accomplished post-acute clinical director, has joined the company as its new Chief Nursing Officer....
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Starting The "Uber Of Prison Visits"

At 5:30 a.m. on a Friday in April, Calvin Buari pulls up to a New York City apartment building in Bronx. The back door of his Toyota Sienna slides open. Two women jump in, and Buari drives north to catch the Taconic State Parkway. In less than two hours, the minivan will park in front of the giant concrete walls of Green Haven Correctional Facility, where the women will visit their husbands and sons who are serving time....
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Walmart E-Commerce Site Jet.com Leases Warehouse In Bronx

Walmart’s e-commerce site jet.com is boosting its presence in the city with a new warehouse in Bronx....
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PW Launches A New Gathering Place For Booksellers To Connect

Last week, Publishers Weekly launched "BXsellers," a private Facebook group where booksellers from all over can engage in meaningful conversations about the issues affecting the world of bookselling, network with one another, share tips, ideas and have access to PW's editors for book recommendations and more....
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Oppose Internet Sales Tax In New York

The New York State Legislature is once again threatening to impose a new sales tax burden on your favorite Internet marketplaces....
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Green Revolution - Cannabis & Entrepreneurship

Cannabis is becoming legal in more and more states. How can we get ahead of this new industry from a business perspective? Join us for an open discussion for some ideas of how to break into the business....
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BP Diaz Releases South Bronx Tech Survey

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, has developed a community survey questionnaire as a follow-up to the two previous meetings of the Bronx Tech Summit hosted at the Metropolitan College of New York Campus in The Hub....
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Developer Takes $45M Ground Lease For Vacant Bronx Development Site

SKF Development has acquired a 99-year ground lease on a 12,126-square-foot Bronx vacant lot owned by the Negron family in a deal worth nearly $45 million, Commercial Observer has learned....
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Bronx Sees Increase Of Chain Stores

Bronx is booming and more chain stores are opening for business in the borough, according to one non-profit economic development corporation....
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Comptroller Highlights Recent Deposits Of $20M In Banking Development Districts In Brooklyn & Bronx

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today visited Ridgewood Savings Bank, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn and Spring Bank, in South Bronx, to highlight the importance of Banking Development Districts (BDDs). The Comptroller's Office has deposited $10 million in state funds in each of the two bank branches....
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The Rise Оf Chinese Technology Аnd Тhe US Response

In 1914 the Europeans (including the British) ruled the world. Their empires spanned the globe, their culture reigned supreme, financially they were the center of the world, their science was a marvel and they had convinced themselves and a good part of the world that they possessed a moral superiority. But by 1945, they had massacred tens of millions of their citizens, bombed their beautiful cities into ruble and bankrupted themselves financially and morally. German, the emerging language of technology in 1914, disappeared from the pages of global science....
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A Greek-American Is Building The Largest Movie Studio In NYC

After creating four giants in New York City’s construction sector, serial-entrepreneur John Kalafatis, has started the development of a hundred-million-dollar movie studio in the Big Apple, tapping into the city’s booming movie-industry....
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BP Diaz Hosts Re-Opening Of Zaro’s In Parkchester

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today joined the Zaro family and other community leaders to host the grand re-opening of the new Zaro’s Family Bakery retail location in Parkchester....
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Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest Bronx Location In The Hub

Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based fitness club, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Bronx location in The Hub....
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JPMorgan Chase Pumps $500G Into NY Workforce Development

A big bank is dropping big bucks — more than $500,000 — on workforce development in New York City....
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Bronx Entrepreneur Finds Success With New Fashion Line

A recent college graduate from Bronx is making waves with his new clothing line....
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Clean Energy Fuels Begins First Bronx CNG Fueling Station

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America- the City of New York, and community leaders broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx that will fuel multiple fleets operating across the city....
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Bronx Native Opens​ ​Pop Up​ ​Shop​ ​In​ ​South​ ​Bronx

In an effort to encapsulate the Bronx’s culture and energy, the Bronx Native uses various forms of the arts to communicate the Borough’s happenings....
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Made In China 2025 - Not To Worry!

The Chinese way of running their economic system is quite brilliant. I tip my hat to them....
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Bronx Company Takes Over Troy Nursing Facility

Centers Health Care has acquired all of the facilites of the former Capital Living Group, including The Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, an 80-bed, skilled nursing facility on Marvin Avenue in South Troy....
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Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Is From Bronx—So What’s With The Name?

Häagen-Dazs ice cream is one of the most fascinating and strangest linguistic marketing attempts that has ever actually succeeded....
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Bronx Food Hub Project Wins $2.5m In Federal Funding

A plan to create a new farmers market complex in Bronx has been awarded nearly $2.5 million in federal funding....
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Orchard Beach Parking Should Be $60 For The Summer Season, BP Diaz Says

As beach season comes to a close, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is looking ahead to next year by asking that the city begin offering discounted season passes for parking at Orchard Beach, also known as the "Bronx Riviera," when it reopens....
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Fulton Fish Market Delivers Fresh Seafood To Your Door

For more than 180 years, the Fulton Fish Market has been supplying the freshest seafood to culinary lovers world-wide. Now, you can enjoy fresh seafood straight to your door....
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Saks OFF 5th Replaces Last Bronx Barnes & Noble

Not all Bronx residents are happy after a Saks OFF 5th department store is slated to open at the former Barnes & Noble in Bay Plaza....
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In A Nod To Its Roots, Zaro’s Is Opening Two Bakeries In Bronx

There were 20 Zaro’s bakeries in Bronx in the 1970s, but they closed over the decades as sales declined, according to the Zaro family. In Co-op City, a sprawling development, residents still remember the Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as a teenager working in the local Zaro’s....
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Bronx Native Collected Cans To Fund His Leather Goods Brand

Noel Veloz, CEO and Co Founder Hemincuff, is the 26 year old designer’s very own leather goods brand. He was born and raised in the Castle hill projects in the Bronx which is a dangerous neighborhood with constant crime....
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Clinton Hall Is Coming To Bronx

Clinton Hall (the famous one in Manhattan in FiDi) is coming to Bronx....
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Iconic Bronx Coffeeshop To Close For Good Sunday

Coffee lovers in Bronx will have to find another place to get their morning Joe....
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Bronx Sanitation Worker May Haul A Lot Of Trash, But Her Job’s Not Garbage

If Mayra Cruz had decided to take Wednesday off in honor of International Women’s Day, only two people would have noticed — her driver and her boss. ...
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Happy Birthday To US!

Today we celebrate two birthdays of ours - one is the 21st year of our domain name registration, and the other one is the 12th year of the creation of the first fully digital newspaper, covering the borough of Bronx, The Bronx Times....
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Bronx Doll Debuts At NYC Toy Fair

The New York City Toy Fair wrapped up at the Javits Center in Manhattan Tuesday, and one local company unveiled new dolls in its second appearance at the show....
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Bronx Regional Health Information Organization Selects IMAT Solutions

IMAT Solutions, a leader in delivering innovative, real-time, Healthcare Data Management and Population Health reporting solutions, announced today it has signed a new client, the Bronx Regional Health Information Organization (Bronx RHIO), a clinical information exchange located in Bronx, New York....
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Historic Bronx Beauty Asks Just $2.6M

Built in 1924 as a co-operative on a cliff overlooking the Palisades, this stunning apartment building in the Riverdale portion of Bronx just hit the market....
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State & Federal Funding Will Support The Creation Of 319 Units

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on February 16, 2017 that $14.4 million has been awarded to three housing projects in Bronx. In addition to federal funding, these awards will help create 319 units, including 142 supportive housing units for homeless families and individuals, including senior citizens, women and their children....
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Bushwick Slumlord Cut Off By City After 2 Babies Killed

The city's Department of Homeless Services announced Thursday it is cutting ties with Bushwick Economic Development Corporation (BEDCO), the nonprofit that managed the Bronx cluster site where two baby girls were killed by an exploding radiator while they were taking their naps....
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Work Underway On 435-Unit Bronx Complex

L+M Development Partners and Nelson Management Group announced the start of construction at 1520 and 1530 Story Avenue – two new multifamily, mixed-income apartment buildings being added to the Lafayette Boynton apartment complex in the Soundview neighborhood of Bronx....
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Struggling Fairway Looking To Sell Hunts Point Warehouse

After a quick turn in Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year, the struggling grocer reached out for a restructuring expert and is now looking to sell its enormous Bronx warehouse....
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Bronx Is Hot

Bronx is home to red-hot chili peppers. And we’re not talking about the band but The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce made with serrano peppers grown in the borough’s community gardens....
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Meridian’s $9.5M Mortgage In Bronx, GCP’s $54.7M In Financing

Meridian Capital announced the following transactions:...
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Bronx Multifamily Pricing Rose 13% In 2016

Price gains for multifamily properties in Bronx climbed higher in 2016 than any submarket in the city outside of Queens. But after years of surging growth, sales volumes turned south last year as investors pulled back on the throttle, according to a new year-end report from Ariel Property Advisors....
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M&T Gets State Approval To Branch Into Bronx

M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) now has official approval from New York state to expand its New York City-area retail network....
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Brooklyn Standard Properties Acquires Four-Building Mixed-Use Portfolio In Bronx For $16.5M

Brooklyn Standard Properties has purchased a four-building mixed-use portfolio for $16.5 million....
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Dunn Files Plans For 100k Sf Bronx Rental Project

Martin Dunn’s Dunn Development Corporation plans to build a 12-story rental property in the Crotona Park East neighborhood in Bronx, according to property records filed with the city Wednesday....
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Bronx Juvenile Center’s Affordable Housing Replacement Gets New Renders

Renderings have appeared for the major affordable housing and mixed-use development that will transform the site of Hunts Point’s now-shuttered Spofford Juvenile Detention Center....
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L+M Development, Nelson Management Developing Two Apartment Buildings In Bronx

L+M Development Partners and Nelson Management Group are developing two affordable multifamily properties at 1520 and 1530 Story Avenue within the Lafayette Boynton apartment complex in the Soundview neighborhood of Bronx....
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Movie, TV Filming In Bronx & Staten Island Is Paying Off

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) said efforts to bring more television and film crews to Staten Island and Bronx have paid off in a big way recently. ...
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Second Annual American Entrepreneurship Award In Bronx Opens For Entries

The American Entrepreneurship Award, a program created and funded by the Libra Group to support American startup businesses and entrepreneurs, announced this week that it has begun accepting submissions for its second annual award....
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1125 Whitlock Avenue, 474-Unit South Bronx Affordable Housing Project

As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan kicks into high gear, more developers are pushing through big, subsidized rental projects in the outer boroughs. Today we have got a look at a two-building, 14-story development planned for a forlorn, industrial area of South Bronx....
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Eight-Story Residential Building To Replace House At 3641 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale

New development rarely happens in Riverdale, a northwestern Bronx neighborhood where low-density zoning has protected wealthy areas full of single-family homes. But new, mid-rise buildings are allowed on several blocks along the Henry Hudson Parkway. A developer hopes to build on one such project at 3641 Johnson Avenue....
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Agbaba, Hirschfield, Gold & Gillis Of Ariel Property Advisors Retained To Sell Bronx Building

Ariel Property Advisors has been exclusively retained to sell 174 E 205th Street, Bronx, NY 10458, a newly constructed medical/professional building in the Bedford Park section....
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Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest Bronx Location On Southern Boulevard

Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based fitness club, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Bronx location on Southern Boulevard today....
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How Jennifer Lopez’ Bronx Upbringing Inspired Her New Shoe Collection

Last night, Jennifer Lopez sizzled in a white, low-cut trench jacket-dress as she launched her new shoe line with Giuseppe Zanotti at Neiman Marcus....
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Martin Miller's Gin Releases Its "Bronx" Cocktail Recipe

The English / Icelandic distiller Martin Miller's Gin released its recipe for a cocktail, named Bronx. Here are the details:...
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NY Solar Provider Quixotic Systems Installs Solar Wall In Bronx

New York City solar installation leader Quixotic Systems has designed an innovative solar solution in the heart of Bronx at Urban Health Plan’s Simpson Pavilion. Unlike most rooftop systems, the 37kW array has been installed on the side of the building – a “solar wall” that will optimize the facility’s clean energy production and save money for critical community healthcare services....
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Procida Plans Two-Building South Bronx Rental Complex

The Procida Development Group is planning to build 206 rental units in Southeast Bronx’s Parkchester neighborhood, according to the company....
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Two Bronx Eateries Participate In NYC Restaurant Week For The First Time

For the first time ever, two Bronx businesses are participating in NYC Restaurant Week....
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Rise Of The Machines At McDonald’s

There is a machine revolution going on at a McDonald’s in the Bronx. A new ordering kiosk is set to eventually replace workers at one store in the light of the increase in the minimum wage....
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Permits Filed: 909 Beck Street, South Bronx Senior Housing

Last week was busy at the Bronx Department of Buildings, with filings for a police station in Melrose and a number of mid-sized affordable housing projects throughout the borough. One non-profit filed applications for an eight-story senior housing development at 909 Beck Street in Longwood, in Southeastern Bronx....
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Follow This To-Do List As Tax Season Officially Begins

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today announced important tax tips to follow and common errors to avoid this filing season....
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The Bronx Zoo Wants Lovers To Buy Roaches For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up and lovers everywhere are getting ready to get their special someone flowers, chocolate and jewelry. You know, the usual....
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Fashion Company Zara Releases A Bronx-Themed T-Shirt

Zara, one of the largest international fashion companies, just released a Bronx-themed t-shirt....
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Urban Edge Properties Acquires The Shops At Bruckner In Bronx

Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) has acquired the leasehold interest in the Shops at Bruckner for $32.0 million....
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New Bank Branch Adds To Economic Upswing In Bronx

Bronx is cheering as a jobs rally brings bright news....
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Residents Attend Job Fair In Bronx

A job fair was held at the Andrew Freeman Home in the Bronx Thursday, offering those seeking new employment in 2017 the opportunity to apply for a new career. ...
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Inside The Transformation Of The Bruckner Building

When developers Savanna and Hornig Capital Partners first looked at The Bruckner Building at 2417 Third Avenue in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx a few years ago, they saw a crumbling manufacturing building....
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Harlem's Incubator For Black Women Is Back

Join the Harlem Business Alliance’s new incubator for Harlem’s enterprising women....
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Kingsbridge Predicted To Be 2017’s Hottest NYC Neighborhood

Years of efforts by elected officials and community stakeholders to revitalize the business climate and housing prospects in the Kingsbridge section of Bronx have now paid off....
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Bronx Community Gardens Grew And Sold 1,500 lbs+ Of Serrano Peppers

This year 28 community gardens in the Bronx produced and sold 1,500 lbs of serrano peppers to Small Axe Peppers for use in this year’s production of The Bronx Hot Sauce....
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Small Business Administration Roundtable For Hispanic Business Leaders

On Wednesday, November 30, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Kellie I. LeDet, the Business Initiative Corporation of New York and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation co-hosted a roundtable discussion on ways to help Hispanic business owners invest and actively participate in the economic growth of Bronx....
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Law Department Defeats Legal Effort To Stop Citywide Wi-Fi Project

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at stopping a key City initiative to bring free high-speed broadband to the public, the City Law Department announced today....
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Top 10 Ways To Enjoy A Sales Tax-Free Summer

Summer officially breezes in on June 20, and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is reminding New Yorkers that some of the best warm-weather activities can be enjoyed free of sales tax....
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Judge Offers Solution To Kingsbridge Armory Squabble

A Bronx Supreme Court judge offered a possible compromise in the fight over the Kingsbridge Armory, but the developer doesn’t seem keen on it....
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Investors Poured $1B Into South Bronx property In 2015

South Bronx real estate investment blew up in 2015. Developers and investors spent $1.1 billion there, with a focus on neighborhoods such as Mott Haven and Melrose, according to a new report from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr....
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Financial Empowerment & Free Tax Preparation

On Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., local community-based organizations and New York City agencies will provide information about financial empowerment, IDNYC and access to banking, free tax preparation, and other important resources and services, including employment protections, small business services, and ActionNYC, which provides free legal services for immigrant New Yorkers....
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New Senior Care Business Opens In Bronx

When Michael Adeleke worked in a nursing home, he saw first-hand the negative impact of seniors not having their own caregivers. ...
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Tax Department Extends Hours To Help Sales Tax Filers

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said today it will extend its sales tax call center hours....
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Bronx Unemployment Drops To 6.6%

Bronx job statistics continued to improve this month, according to the latest numbers from the New York State Department of Labor....
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Bronx Small Business Community Unites To Hold Public Forum On The Future Of Small Business

Small Businesses in Bronx are facing a crisis and fighting for their survival. ...
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Baldor Specialty Foods Launches A New Website

On Monday night, Hunt’s Point’s own Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the largest food distributors in the Northeast, celebrated the launch of their new website, which will completely automate the food ordering process, with their customers, farmers, chefs and food industry leaders....
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Trion Real Estate Management Adds 5 Residential Complexes To Its NY Real Estate Management Portfolio

Trion Real Estate ManagemenT, a tri-state area leader in full service property management headquartered in Yonkers, NY, is now managing five new residential complexes in Westchester, bringing its real estate management portfolio to over 1,700 units throughout 28 properties....
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Lowest Water Rate Increase In 10 Year Proposed

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection today proposed a 3.24% increase in the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) water rate to the New York City Water Board....
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Do Not Miss Out: Valuable Income Tax Credits

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the valuable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)....
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Nail & Beauty Salon Grading System

Last week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Council Member Rafael Espinal, chair of the City Council's Committee on Consumer Affairs, officially unveiled a legislative package relating to the creation of a letter grading system for cosmetology businesses, including nail salons, spas, barber shops, beauty parlors and other similar establishments throughout the five boroughs....
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Italian Company Plans $15.5M Bronx Facility With City Aid

An Italian company that makes high-end furniture, lighting, home accessories and jewelry would purchase and renovate a 50,000-square-foot vacant building in the Bronx with the help of city tax breaks under a plan officials with the New York City Industrial Development Agency will review next week....
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E&M Sells Bronx-Heavy Portfolio For $54M

E&M Associates sold a 13-building portfolio, comprised of 11 buildings in Bronx and two in Northern Manhattan, for $53.7 million, according to city records....
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FreshDirect Breaks Ground On New South Bronx Facility

FreshDirect, a leading online fresh food grocer, is excited to announce the groundbreaking on its new South Bronx headquarters today....
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Young Woo Reveals Plans For Bronx Post Office Space

Young Woo & Associates has filed permits to convert the recently purchased Bronx General Post Office to a mixed-use building, including space for retail, dining and offices....
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NYS’ Tax Policy Director Named “Person Of The Year”

A national publication has honored the NYS Tax Department’s policy chief with its annual Person of the Year Award for his vital role in the passage of sweeping corporate tax reform....
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Breaking Ground On 66-Unit Bronx Development

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) commissioner Vicki Been joined its largest Asian-American-owned affordable housing development partner developer Yuco Real Estate Co., Inc. (www.yucoinc.com ) and its financing partners to celebrate the start of construction on the Brook Ave. Apartments, a two-building, 66-unit development that will be constructed on vacant formerly city-owned land in the Mott Haven neighborhood. The development will benefit from the use of underused air rights of neighboring one-story Con Edison facilities....
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Bronx Hotel Boom Gains Steam

The hotel boom in South Bronx is showing no signs of slowing down....
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South Bronx Waterfront Site Sells For $32M

Investors continue to flock to the South Bronx waterfront....
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E-Filing Saves New Yorkers $45M Annually

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced today that e-filing continues to gain strength, reducing by 15% the number of paper income tax returns filed during last year’s tax season....
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Harbor Group Picks Up 2 Bronx Retail Properties For $35M

The Harbor Group purchased two commercial properties at 305-315 East Fordham Road in the Bronx for a combined $34.6 million, according to property records filed with the city today....
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‘Wizard Of Oz’ Cowardly Lion Costume Fetches $3M At Auction

The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” and the piano from the movie “Casablanca” each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction....
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$30M Bronx Waterfront Site Could Give Way To Residential Towers

A tract of waterfront property in North Bronx’s University Heights, known to some as Fordham’s Landing, is being pitched as the perfect site for a massive residential tower development....
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Applegrad Buys More Of Bronx With $14M From Signature

Bronx landlord Sam Applegrad bought a $19 million multifamily building in the borough with $14.25 million from Signature Bank....
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Donald Trump's Brand New Championship Golf Course In Bronx

New York City is about to get a brand new championship-caliber golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. And, anyone is going to be able to play it....
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The Startup That Is Really Thinking Outside The Box

StartUp Box is the revolutionary social enterprise that is transforming the tech industry by creating opportunities in the South Bronx, N.Y. Majora Carter and James Chase are the unstoppable husband-wife team behind the operation, which is based in the Carter’s childhood home of Hunts Point....
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Thrift Shop Operator Buys Bronx Properties For $7.2M

The operator of Le Point Value Thrift, a chain of thrift shop clothing stores in Brooklyn and the Bronx, has closed on the $7.2 million purchase of a block-front commercial property and an adjacent two-family house in the Wakefield section of Bronx....
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Best Of Bronx: Sneak Hats

A Parkchester father and son started their own hat company out of their own living room....
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Bronx Set To Become $2B Investment Hot Spot

Robust job growth, new retail and residential projects, and pro-business local officials are among the reasons investors are finding the Bronx an attractive place for their investment dollars....
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4th Annual "Savor The Bronx" Restaurant Week

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. officially kicked off the 4th Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week today at The Bronx Beer Hall in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market....
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Group May Seek Higher Living Wage

The developer looking to build the world’s largest ice-skating complex at the Kingsbridge Armory in Bronx will not have to match a recent increase in the city’s living wage, according to an agreement it signed last year. Nonetheless, community activists may ask for a pay hike for the facility's staffers anyway....
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Valley National Bank Appoints New Bronx Commercial Lending Team

Valley National Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), announced today the appointment of a new Bronx, New York, commercial lending team....
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The Bronx Hot Sauce Has Arrived

GrowNYC and Small Axe Peppers announce the release of a brand new locally sourced and produced hot sauce called The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce....
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KZA Realty Group Brokers 3 New Commercial Real Estate Deals In Bronx

Kathy Zamechansky, president and owner of KZA Realty Group, Inc. (KZA) in Bronx, New York, has announced that her firm recently brokered three commercial real estate deals in the Bronx for approximately 27,600 square feet and $4 million....
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$24M Sale Of 206-Unit, 5-Building Portfolio

GFI Realty Services, Inc., one of the leading New York-based commercial real estate services firms, arranged the sale of a portfolio of five adjacent multifamily properties on Bronx Park South for $24 million....
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Related Companies Acquires Bronx Apartment Building

Bronx is garnering more attention from a major Manhattan developer: The Related Companies....
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Bronx Unemployment Rate Drops

Last week, the New York Department of Labor announced that the Bronx County unemployment rate dropped to single digits, reaching 9.8 percent. While the number can be rounded up to double digits—and the number is still pretty high—it is news that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. wanted to share immediately....
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KeyBank Refinances Bronx Office Tower

KeyBank provided an $80.5 million loan to Simone Development Companies to replace construction financing on office condominium space in 1250 Waters Place, Bronx, NY 10461 at the firm’s Hutchinson Metro Center development in Bronx....
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4 Misconceptions About Personal Bankruptcy: The Not-So-Ugly Truths About Going Chapter 13

While most financial analysts agree the US economy is headed towards recovery, it is still a sobering reality that 1 in 55 households will file for personal bankruptcy this year....
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Bronx’s Iconic BankNote Building Acquired

Perella Weinberg Partners Asset Based Value Strategy, a leading alternative asset management strategy and a unit of Perella Weinberg Partners, and Madison Marquette, a leading commercial real estate investment and operating company, today announced the acquisition of The BankNote Building, a 410,000 square-foot office complex in Bronx, New York....
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A Lot More Hotel Rooms Coming To Bronx

Hundreds of hotel rooms will soon be coming online in Bronx....
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Trump’s New Bronx Golf Course To Neighbor Homeless Shelter

The city is planning to open a homeless shelter at the now-shuttered Capri Whitestone Hotel in Bronx....
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Bronx Office Hires 54 New Prosecutors

The Bronx District Attorney's Office has hired 54 assistant district attorneys, all graduates from the law school class of 2014....
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Young Woo Picks Up Landmarked Bronx Post Office

It’s official: The Bronx General Post Office is off the market. Developer Young Woo & Associates is buying the property....
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Forever 21 Signs 15K SF Lease With North Bronx Mall

Forever 21 has clinched a spot at the upcoming Mall at Bay Plaza in the North Bronx, which is slated to open August 14, 2014....
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Trion Real Estate Management Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Expanded Portfolio & Staff

Trion Real Estate Management, a tri-state area leader in full service property management headquartered in Yonkers, NY, formerly called Milio Realty Corp, is celebrating its 35th Anniversary with an overall company expansion and rebranding effort....
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Sonali Exchange Opens Bronx Branch

Sonali Exchange has opened a new branch in Bronx in the New York City....
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Bronx Smoothie Bar Has Nude Dancers

The Platinum Pleasures strip club in Bronx had been purchased and turned into a juice bar with nude dancers....
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Bronx Soccer Stadium Could Give Lift To Elevator Company

A planned Major League Soccer stadium in Bronx, near Yankee Stadium, may dislodge North America’s largest elevator-door equipment manufacturer....
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Unidentified Investor Buys Bronx Portfolio For $42M

An unidentified Brooklyn-based investor has snapped up an 11-building affordable housing portfolio in the Bronx for $42.2 million....
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Bronx Millenial Entrepreneurs

Two young entrepreneurial brothers from the neighborhood are taking the transportation world by storm....
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CubeSmart Opens New State-of-the-Art Storage Facility In Bronx

CubeSmart, one of the nation’s largest self-storage operators, announces the opening of a new state-of-the-art storage facility at 1235 East Tremont Avenue in Bronx....
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Bronx Museum Grosses $650K

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. senior director J. Michael Evans and managing director John Mahoney were among 500 guests who sat at tables covered in white satin, with miniature vases of white nerine lilies surrounding a wire sphere filled with LED lights....
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Ruben Diaz, Jr. & Donald Trump - Allies In Borough Renewal

Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Donald Trump are getting along well in the wake of their successful redevelopment venture, the heavily debated 200-acre Ferry Point golf course, in the borough’s Throgs Neck area....
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Developers Adding 1.4 Million Sq. Ft. Of Malls To Bronx

There are at least five large mall projects in the works in Bronx, which will add 1.4 million square feet of retail space....
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Family Sells $53M Bronx Portfolio

Amit Doshi and Lynda Blumberg of Besen & Associates brokered the $53 million sale of a four-building portfolio of multi-family buildings in Bronx....
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H&M Is Opening Its First Store In Bronx This Year

H&M's very first store in the Bronx is on its way. Now that it has a massive Times Square outpost and a new store in Downtown Brooklyn, the Swedish megachain is looking to set up shop in the one borough it has yet to occupy (Queens and Staten Island both have stores of their own)....
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Youngwoo Plans To Turn Bronx Post Office Into Market

Youngwoo & Associates is among developers in talks to redevelop the landmarked Bronx General Post Office, which the U.S. Postal Service intends to sell despite an outcry from residents....
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Loehmann’s To Shut Down All Stores

Loehmann’s Holdings, Inc., a New York-based fashion retailer, will close all 39 stores, including one in White Plains, by the end of March....
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Target Confirms Third Bronx Location

Target has confirmed plans to anchor Simone Development Companies‘ Throggs Neck Shopping Center with a 165,000-square-foot location at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Hutchinson River Parkway. The location will be the retailer’s third in Bronx....
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Acadia Realty Trust Sells Bronx Mixed-Use Building For $133.9M

Acadia Strategic Opportunity Fund II, a subsidiary of Acadia Realty Trust, has agreed to sell Fordham Place, a 262,000-square-foot mixed-use property in the Bronx, to Retail Properties of America for $133.9 million....
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ALDI Opens New Bronx Store

On Monday, October 28, 2013, select assortment discount grocer ALDI will offer shoppers a smarter alternative as it opens its second Bronx store, located at 3006 3rd Avenue (at 155th St.). With more than 1,200 stores in 32 states, ALDI is known for high-quality grocery items at unbeatable prices....
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Perrigo Hires Ann Schumar & Natalie Colley

Perrigo, a leading pharmaceutical supplier, announced today that Ann Schumar and Natalie Colley have been hired at the Perrigo New York facility in Bronx....
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There Is An App For Us – The Bronx 360

There are four billion phones in use today. Of those four billion phones, over one billion are smartphones, and that number is growing rapidly....
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Safeguard Self Storage Expands In Bronx

Safeguard Self Storage expanded its presence in the New York metropolitan self-storage market again with the opening of its newest location, a 57,000 net rentable square foot addition to its existing facility on Bronx Boulevard in Bronx, New York about four miles northeast of Manhattan....
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Bronx Is Gentrifying

After four years of construction, Bronx's "first luxury hotel" is now open for business and taking reservations....
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Perrigo – A Look At The Company That Makes Healthcare Products In Our Own Backyard

If you have ever had a skin condition requiring a prescription cream, ointment or lotion treatment, there is a very good chance that product was manufactured in the non-descriptbrick building just a few blocks from the Olympic pool and the Bathgate Playground....
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Bronx’ First Major Hotel To Open Next Spring

The borough’s first hotel is on track to be built by next Spring....
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'Bronx Is Burning' Days Could Return To NYC

Aaron Sirulnick has been elected chairman of the Rent Stabilization Association Board of Directors....
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Bronx Retail Property Bought For $11.425M

Cohen Commercial Properties has acquired a 12,212-square-foot, two-tenant, retail property at 1800 Williamsbridge Road in Bronx for $11.425 million....
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Bronx Retail Market Blossoms

The Bronx retail market is asserting itself with several new centers that are expected to attract national retailers to the borough, the Wall Street Journal reported. Real estate investment trust Equity One, which has a national retail footprint of 144 centers, has begun to build Broadway Plaza, a 135,000-square-foot shopping center at 171 West 230th Street in the Kingsbridge neighborhood....
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Target Store Workers' May Day Victory

As workers around the world unite today in May Day Celebrations demanding better working conditions, economic justice and the right to join and form a union, the United States National Labor Relations Board reminded one of the World's largest retailers they are not above the law....
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Perrigo Company Hires Two Production Engineers In Bronx

Perrigo, a leading pharmaceutical supplier, announced today that Sarah Fram and Ilvin Nieves have been hired as Production Engineers for the Continuous Improvement and Manufacturing team. In this role, Fram and Nieves will be working with manufacturing improving the tube fill lines at Perrigo’s Bronx, New York location....
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7 Ways To Stop Paying Rent And Own Your Home

People fear what they do not understand. A good example is the purchase of a home. The average consumer knows very little about the home buying process. Between finding the right house, making sure it will not fall apart the day after you buy, and finding the best financing, it is no wonder so many people are afraid to buy homes....
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Bella Tan Studio Opens Its Doors

Throgs Neck has some warm sunlight to brighten up its cold winter days. ...
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Free Tax Help For Bronx Residents

There are several ways Bronx residents can receive free tax prep help, here are some of the upcoming programs:...
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Sholom & Zuckerbrot Broker 6K S/F

Aaron's, Inc., the Atlanta-based retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has opened its 2,000th location at 3254 White Plains Road., according to Frank Zuckerbrot, president of Sholom & Zuckerbrot Realty, whose firm represented both the landlord and tenant in the long-term lease....
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Simone Development Welcomes 3 New Tenants

Simone Development Cos. recently completed lease signings for three tenants at the new Throggs Neck Shopping Center project currently under construction in the Ferry Point section of the borough....
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Aaron's Opens 2,000th Store In Bronx

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, is officially opening its milestone 2,000th store today in Bronx, New York....
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Financial Markets Close

New Home Sales in August fell 0.3% from July to a 373,000 annual pace. The median estimate forecasted a rise to 380,000. Nevertheless, this figure ...
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Financial Markets Closing

Equities Level    Δ 1d %S&P 500    1,457    -0.22DJIA    13,559    -0.15Nasdaq    3,161    -0.60EuroStoxx 50    2,558    -0.74Nikkei    9,069    -0.45Hang Seng    20,695    -0.19US Stocks fall on negative news ...
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Financial Markets Close

Jobless claims decreased by 3,000 in the week ended Sept. 15 to 382,000, while the estimate was 375,000. Companies are believed to be holding back hiring and investment as overseas demand slow, and potential tax increases and government spending cuts threaten growth....
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Financial Markets Close

Existing Home sales increased 7.8% to a 4.82 million annual rate (highest level in two years), beating estimates of 4.56 million on record-low mortgage rates, ...
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Financial Markets Close

International Purchases of U.S. financial assets rose more than sevenfold in July as investors sought shelter from the debt crisis in Europe. Net buying totaled ...
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Marriott To Open A Luxury Bronx Hotel

In a major milestone for the Bronx, New York, Simone Development Companies today announced that Marriott has signed an agreement to operate a luxury hotel as the centerpiece of Simone Development's new Metro Center Atrium mixed-use project....
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Electric Trucks To Roll Out Of Bronx

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. will begin assembling electric trucks at a new facility in Bronx, by the end of the year....
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Financial Markets Close

Manufacturing in the NY region shrank more than forecast in September, with the index dropping to -10.41 (signaling contraction) from -5.85 in August as orders ...
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Financial Markets Close

The Federal Reserve undertakes QE3 with open-ended purchases of $40 billion of mortgage debt a month as it seeks to boost growth and reduce unemployment. ...
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Perrigo Company Hires Ralf Kahl As Controller

Perrigo, a leading pharmaceutical supplier, announced today that Ralf Kahl has been hired as Controller for the Finance team. In this role, Kahl is responsible for managing finances, budgeting and expense approval for the company’s New York location. He will be working at Perrigo’s Bronx, NY site....
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Financial Markets Close

Equities:DJIA: 13,333 (+0.07%)S&P500: 1,437 (+0.21%)Nasdaq: 3,114 (+0.32%)EuroStoxx: +0.28%Nikkei: 1.73%Hang Seng: 1.10% Equities rise on the German court ratifying the bailout fund. France wants Spain to snub ...
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Financial Markets Close

Consumer borrowing in the U.S. unexpectedly decreased in July by $3.28 billion (estimated $9.2 billion increase) for the first time in nearly a year, after ...
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Bronx Startup Wins $15K Prize

Curatio HCS, a home care provider dedicated to serving underserved communities in Bronx and Upper Manhattan, today took home the $15,000 grand prize in the New York Public Library’s third annual StartUP! Business Plan Competition....
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Financial Markets Close

ECB President Mario Draghi said policy makers agreed to an unlimited bond purchase program in order to control interest rates and fight speculation of currency ...
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Financial Markets Closing

ECB's bond buying plan said to pledge unlimited, sterilized bond buys to assuage concerns about printing money. The plan is believed to focus only on ...
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Financial Markets Closing

Bonds of financials are returning more than those of industrial firms for the first time since 2005 as banks cut debt amid regulation and companies ...
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Financial Markets Closing

Corporate bond sales globally are approaching busiest August on record as yields are push to lows on investors favoring safer products. Purchases increased 0.4% in July, ...
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Financial Markets Closing

US GDP’s grew at a 1.7% annual rate from April through June, up from an initial estimate of 1.5%. Stated in its Beige Book survey ...
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Financial Markets Closing

Home prices in 20 U.S. cities climbed in June for first time since 2010. Equities:DJIA: 13,103 (-0.17%)S&P500: 1,411 (+0.03%)Nasdaq: 3,077 (+0.13%)EuroStoxx: -0.80%Nikkei: -0.57%Hang Seng: +0.07% Lexmark announces ...
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The Next Generation Of American Business: GardnerGlobal, Inc.

“I’m just a cat from the hood in a suit.” Simply stated, and although it is quite a concise and accurate testimony, one look at ...
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Financial Markets Closing

M&T Bank Corp agrees to buy Hudson City Bancorp for $3.7 billion in biggest takeover this year in the banking industry. Equities:DJIA: 13,125 (-0.25%)S&P500: 1,410 (-0.07%)Nasdaq: ...
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Bronx Plan Has Nice Rink To It

A skating center or community market? The money matters....
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Endorsing Bronx Ice Center Proposal

Local leaders have endorsed a proposal that would convert an empty armory in the Bronx into a national ice center....
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Financial Markets Closing

Jobless claims rose by 4,000 for a second week to reach 372,000 in the period ended by 8/18, reflecting little progress in the labor market. U.S. ...
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Financial Markets Closing

July Existing home sales rise 2.3% vs. previous month to a 4.47 million annual rate.RBS probed by U.S. regulators on potential Iran sanctions breach.Many on ...
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Financial Markets Closing

Equities:DJIA: 13,204 (-0.51%) Touches highest closing level in four years before dropping downS&P500: 1,413 (-0.35%) Touches highest level since May 2008 earlier in the dayNasdaq: ...
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Financial Markets Closing

World:Germany’s Bundesbank stepped up criticism of the ECB’s bond-buying program, citing its significant stability risks.Belize was unable to make $23 million bond payment due today.U.S. ...
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Cablevision’s Bronx Employees Reject Union

Cablevision employees in Bronx voted overwhelmingly not to join the Communication Workers of America (CWA) union today....
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Changing Lives One Runway At A Time

Katwalk Katerers was created and founded by Mr. & Mrs. Dennis and Dhylles Davis in March 2010....
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Bronx Theater Trades For Cool $30M

In the fifth largest property sale in Bronx since the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the Wall Street meltdown, a multiplex at 2505 Bruckner Boulevard has sold for $30 million, according to records filed with the city. ...
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Mark Solomon Refuses To Pay Pianist

The following grievence was received in our offices today:...
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Bronx Apartment Building Trades For $8.75M

The 71-unit corner building at 2150 Wallace Avenue in Bronx, NY - also known as 783 Lydig Avenue - has sold for $8.75 million....
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Groceries For The Rich, Diesel Fumes For The 99%

The latest in a series of struggles between two competing visions of development is playing out in the South Bronx, on a 100-square-acre section of waterfront property in the neighborhood of Mott Haven....
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Outer Borough Customers Can Legally Hail For Taxis

New York State has now allowed livery cabs to pick up street hails in the outer boroughs and in Manhattan above 96th street. The new green cabs are going to be on the road really soon....
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Bronx Multifamily Trades For $5.3M

2760 GC Realty, LLC acquired the apartment building at 2760 Grand Concourse in Bronx, NY from 3830 Bronx Boulevard Associates, LLC for $5.25 million, or about $95,500 per square foot....
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Perrigo Company Hires Francisco Pacheco

Perrigo, a leading pharmaceutical supplier, announced today that Francisco Pacheco has been hired as Employee Relations Representative for the Human Resources (HR) team....
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Bronx Set To Get Its Own Boutique Hotel

A real estate developer has been busy working on a new 61-room hotel with kind of a cool historical background: the building originally opened as the Bronx Opera House in 1913, and hosted acts like Harry Houdini, George Burns and the Marx Brothers over the years....
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Bronx Retail Corridor Gets $54 Million Project

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) yesterday announced the selection of Equity One, Inc. to redevelop an 80,000 s/f site located along the Broadway retail corridor in Bronx....
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Mary Olushoga Nominated For Oxfam America

Bronx Resident and Small Business Advocate, Mary Olushoga, Nominated for the Oxfam America: International Women’s Day Challenge....
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Business Opportunity Notice

PSC Environmental Services is soliciting sub bids from New York certified MBWEs for IFB# C000157 Hazardous Waste Removal at Bronx Psychiatric Center....
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Bronx Chamber Of Commerce's Irish Heritage Luncheon

On Wednesday, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce hosted its Irish Heritage Luncheon where former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani served as the keynote speaker and was among the Irish Heritage Honorees....
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Corporation Acquires Bronx Multifamily

TMJ Construction Corporation acquired the 30-unit multifamily building at 1466 Beach Avenue in Bronx from Ronald B. Hunte for $2.3 million, or about $77,000 per unit....
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The Morgan Group Pays $3M For Bronx Multifamily

The Morgan Group acquired 600 Trinity Avenue in the Bronx from Urban American Management for $3 million, or $62,500 price per unit....
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A Friendlier Bronx Business Climate

In his State of the Borough speech earlier today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. touted business development projects like the Kingsbridge redevelopment and a deal that lured the Queens-based FreshDirect company to the South Bronx as proof that he is creating jobs and stimulating the borough's economy....
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Guide To Donating Your Car To Charity*

As tax time is upon us, we would like to help donors make informed giving decisions when they part with their hard-earned dollars by writing a check to charity. In the past few years, however, more and more donors are attempting to help themselves, and help others, by donating their used automobiles to charity....
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Escort Quality, Hooker Pricing

Bronx community leaders are demanding the removal of a vodka billboard with an offensive message, which has been put up near an area once synonymous with prostitution....
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Finally: FreshDirect Moving To Bronx

The New York City Internet grocer FreshDirect is moving to new headquarters in Bronx....
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Affordable Bronx Business Space

The first city-sponsored business incubator in the Bronx officially opened its doors earlier today....
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17 Bronx Post Offices Set For Closure

Major cuts are coming to the U.S. Postal Service, and the plan calls for the closure of post offices across the country. That includes 17 post offices in Bronx now targeted, and that has the community worried....
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South Bronx Residents Advised To Go To Credit Unions Due To Lack Of Banks

For four decades, government and non-profit agencies have urged residents in poor neighborhoods to use banks instead of check-cashing outlets and mattresses for their banking. And for decades, such residents have resisted, saying banks are pricey, scarce and inconvenient....
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Fresh Direct Eyes Bronx Warehouse

Online grocery specialist FreshDirect here is eyeing the construction of a new warehouse and distribution facility in the Bronx, according to documents filed with the city....
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Trump To Develop & Manage A $10 Million Public Golf Course In Bronx

New York City has picked Donald Trump to build and run an 18-hole "tournament quality" golf course in the Bronx, according to the Daily News....
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160K-Square-Foot Macy's Coming To Bronx

Officials in Bronx are preparing to break ground on a huge retail development project. For the first time since 1995, Macy's is building a new store....
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Bronx Leads In Multifamily Investment Sales

Bronx led the other boroughs in multifamily investment sales in October, with 25 buildings changing hands for an aggregate of $96.6 million. The total number of apartment buildings sold in the Bronx was fully half of the city’s total for the month, and 37 percent of the city’s multifamily dollar volume....
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Perrigo Hires Omar Lora As Production Supervisor

Perrigo, a leading pharmaceutical supplier, announced today that Omar Lora has been hired as the third shift production supervisor for the packaging department in Bronx, New York....
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Outrage: MTA Gives Sweetheard Deal

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF-Manhattan) expressed her outrage by reports that the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has arranged a sweetheart deal for a new Apple store to open in Grand Central Terminal in one week. Upon its planned opening next week, the Apple store will be the only store-- among 100 other such retail stores in Grand Central Terminal--that will not be required to make any revenue-sharing payments to the MTA....
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Bronx Projects Sold For $51.5M

Robert Nelson’s Global One Real Estate Fund, in conjunction with the New York Affordable Housing Preservation Fund, a Joint Venture between L + M Development Partners and Citibank, has purchased the interests of Lafayette Boynton, a four-building, 972-unit rent stabilized apartment complex in the Soundview section of Bronx, from AREA Property Partners for $51.5 million....
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Bronx Graffiti Crew Sues Over Fiat Ad

A television commercial for Fiat starring Jennifer Lopez has triggered a copyright dispute involving a Bronx-based graffiti crew whose work, according to them, is featured "prominently" in the ad. You can observe below on your own and decide....
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$5.7M Mortgage For Paradise Theater

Craig Bjornsund, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of NorthMarq Capital's New York Metro Regional office has arranged first mortgage refinancing in the amount of $5.7 million for the Paradise Theater at 2403-2419 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY....
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Electric Truck Manufacturer To Develop Bronx Assembly Plant

Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. (Smith), a leader in all-electric commercial vehicles, today announced that the company will expand its U.S. operations by adding a manufacturing facility in New York State, creating up to 100 new direct local jobs....
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Tirado Rum Tasting & Tour Event

Tirado Distillery, Inc. announces a tasting and a tour event on December 9, 2011....
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Dots Hosts Grand Opening Fashion Party In Bronx

Dots, the best kept secret among trend savvy, price-conscious women, famous for its up-to-the-minute trends at exceptionally low prices announces the Grand Opening of its new store and very first location in the Bronx at the Bay City Plaza - 2146 Bartow Avenue....
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Back In Baked Goods

On a crisp mid-October morning in the northwest section of Bronx, a weary middle-aged woman lifted one tray after another filled with colorful cupcakes, creamy cheesecakes and pieces of baklava, a honey-soaked Mediterranean delicacy, inside their glass display racks.Flags flanked the “Grand Opening” sign outside the shop on 204th Street and Bainbridge Avenue in Norwood....
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Imported From The Bronx: New Fiat Ad

Looks like the folks at Fiat USA have taken a few advertising cues from their cousins at Chrysler....
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From The Bronx To The Boardroom

RightsFlow’s Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO, and Lisa Tiver, Senior Vice President of Business Development, will both be featured participants this week at the Digital Music Forum West conference on October 6 and 7 in Los Angeles. ...
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Project Enterprise Offers Loans To Bronx Entrepreneurs

Project Enterprise, which supports and develops small businesses in under-resourced communities in New York City, proudly announces that special financial support is available for Bronx entrepreneurs. Funding for this exciting initiative has been provided through the generosity of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC). ...
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Economic Development Town Hall

The New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force held a statewide interactive Town Hall meeting on Economic Development this week, bringing together representatives of the Hispanic community from Buffalo, Rochester, Amsterdam, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Long Island....
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Morrisania Revitalization Corp. At 30

The Bronx Museum was transformed into a gala ballroom on Friday September 23rd 2011 when community activists joined to celebrate the thirty years of service that the Morrisania Revitalization Corporation has given to the Bronx community....
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Cayuga Centers Opens New Administrative Offices In Bronx

Cayuga Centers, headquartered in Auburn, NY will open this Friday a new administrative offices on Walton Avenue, at the foot of the Madison Avenue Bridge. The new offices will better accommodate the agency’s growing Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Programs for Bronx County and New York City....
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Turning A Parking Garage Into A Hotel

Calling all developers: Community leaders in the Bronx are looking for proposals to replace an underutilized garage near Yankee Stadium with a hotel and conference center....
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Why We Want The AT&T Merger: Jobs

The labor movement supports the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile because it will provide enormous benefits to both consumers and workers....
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Unlicensed Software Use Settlement

The Business Software Alliance (BSA), the voice of the world’s commercial software industry, today announced a settlement with Citrin Cooperman of New York, NY. This is the second highest settlement ever in NY....
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Former Cookie Factory Acquired

In a joint venture with long-time equity partner Angelo, Gordon & Co., LP, Joseph A. Farkas, president of Metropolitan Realty Associates, has paid $18.5 million for a five-acre site in Riverdale, in the northwest corner of the Bronx, which will become a new multi-tenant retail center....
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Closure Of 34 Post Offices, 17 In Bronx

The United States Postal Service announced today it is considering the closure of thousands of post offices nationwide, including dozens in New York City....
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The Markets Will Decide

As I write this, the stock market is going up again. It would not matter if the world were indeed coming to an end. (Actually it might be.) Zero percent short term interest rates and reasonably healthy corporate profits are enough....
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Bronx Nut Factory Leaves The Borough Heading To Pennsylvania

The A.L. Bazzini Company, a long-time Bronx peanut plant that supplies peanuts to Yankee Stadium, says it is packing up and heading for Pennsylvania....
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Bronx Stationery Store Closing

After being in business for over a century Shipman’s Stationery is closing its doors forever....
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First Bronx Business Incubator

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today broke ground on the first City-sponsored business incubator to facilitate development of new startup businesses in the Bronx....
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Federal Funding For Health Care Jobs

Four organizations in New York state are getting a total of $6 million in federal grants to provide low-income people with training for health care jobs....
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Underserved Neighborhoods: Groceries

Governor David A. Paterson today announced the availability of $30 million for the New York Healthy Food & Healthy Communities (HFHC) Fund to finance the building of food markets in underserved communities. Administered by Empire State Development (ESD), the fund includes a $20 million commitment from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and a $10 million commitment from ESD....
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Camelina - An Alternative Fuel

The Gulf oil spill has shown us just one of the downsides of petroleum. That makes the mind of even a geologist like me turn to several questions about the future. ...
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ConEd Customers To Get $80.1M Credit

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., as required by New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) rules, is providing through bills issued in September to its customers, a one-time credit totaling $41.8 million....
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Higher Gas Rates For Con Edison Set

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today voted to adopt a three-year rate plan that establishes new natural gas delivery rates for Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. beginning Oct. 1, 2010....
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Free Workshop Helps Bronx Residents

WHEDco, a Bronx-based non-profit organization, is hosting a free community workshop to help residents start their own businesses as NYC Green Cart fresh produce vendors on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at WHEDco’s Intervale Green Office, 1330 Intervale Avenue, Bronx....
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Bronx Students Build Green Roofs

Bronx teacher Steve Ritz has scheduled his Discovery High School students to install a state-of-the-art green roof in East Hampton, Long Island this coming Friday, August 13th. These students are the youngest members of Green Living Technologies' Installer Certification program that graduated in March 2010....
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Over 84,000 Jobs Available

To make it easier for job seekers to search for careers, the New York State Department of Labor has launched the New York State Job Bank web site....
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Businesses Can Get Licenses Online

First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz today announced that New York business owners in all 55 of the industries DCA licenses can now access licensing services online at nyc.gov/consumers. ...
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Nike Air Force 1 Bronx Quickstrike

More leak photos have been released from BX Sports who look to be dropping the Nike Air Force 1 Bronx Quickstrike....
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New Community Farmers Market

Organizers of Bronx a farmers market are putting a twist on the traditional place to buy fresh produce. In addition to farmers showing off their prized produce, local performers will be able to showcase their talent to a local audience....
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Bringing Free Broadband To Bronx

County Executives of America (CEA) today announced a plan to bring free broadband wireless service to more than 400,000 Bronx County households without access to broadband. If approved, the plan would also help create 15,000 job opportunities in Bronx County....
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Business Opportunity: Take Advantage

New York City Economic Development Corporation has launched a campaign geared towards Minority, Woman and Disadvantaged businesses....
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Funding For The State Liquor Authority

Governor David A. Paterson today announced the inclusion of $2.4 million in funding for technology improvements at the State Liquor Authority (SLA). His proposal, which was part of the Governor's 2010-2011 Executive Budget, is included in the budget legislation that was sent to the Legislature on Friday....
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All-Electric Truck Unveiled In Bronx

Today, the first fully electric medium-duty delivery truck in New York City was unveiled in the Bronx. The vehicle, which is owned and operated by Down East Seafood in Hunts Point, was dubbed “Big Green” by Down East’s Ed Taylor. ...
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Grant Expands Green Collar Workforce

The National Community Action Foundation and Exxon Mobil Corporation recognized the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) an $800,000 with a grant to establish a weatherization training program....
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Implementing Fed Health Care Reform

Is your business ready for the nation's new health care rules?...
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Water & Sewer Debt Assistance

Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway today reminded homeowners on the lien sale list to take advantage of the Water Debt Assistance Program before the lien sale list is finalized this Friday, May 7....
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Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises

Governor David A. Paterson today submitted legislation to expand the procurement opportunities for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) in New York State. ...
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A Major Bronx Economic Driving Force

A major economic study focused on private practice physicians in New York State indicates that the estimated 525 physician practices in Bronx County are driving $773 million into the county’s economy through the employment of 4,967 physicians and staff members....
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Bronx Good Jobs Bill To Be Signed

City Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Oliver Koppell, Joel Rivera, Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Annabel Palma and Ydanis Rodriguez will join 32BJ members on Monday for a town hall meeting on good jobs in the community....
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Free SS Disability Benefits Seminar

White Plains law firm, Markhoff & Mittman, is offering a FREE seminar to help people learn more about obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in the Bronx this month. The seminar is designed to help individuals learn more about obtaining Federal Social Security Disability benefits....
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Crackdown On Income Tax Preparers

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Jonathan Mintz today announced that during a month-long investigation of income tax preparers throughout the City, DCA inspected nearly 800 tax preparation businesses and issued 2,010 charges for violations including illegally advertising refund anticipation loans (RALs) as “instant” or “rapid” refunds. Total fines from the enforcement sweep could reach more than $1 million. ...
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New Leaders At The Bronx Chamber Of Commerce Swear-In

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh today unveiled a new resource for entrepreneurs to make it easier for them to identify and take advantage of the 44 City, State and Federal programs that can help them locate or expand within the five boroughs....
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Are You Burdened By Credit Card Debt?

If you are a senior or disabled person having trouble paying your credit card debts, you should know that you are not alone....
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New Protection For Insurance Buyers

New Yorkers contemplating buying insurance policies will be able to find out how much their agent or broker is being paid, and by whom, under a new regulation to be issued this week by the New York State Insurance Department. State Insurance Superintendent James J. Wrynn said the regulation will provide transparency by requiring brokers and agents to describe to consumers their role in the transaction and how they get paid. The agent or broker then has to provide a more detailed statement about compensation if the consumer requests it....
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Free SS Disability Benefits Seminar

White Plains law firm, Markhoff & Mittman, is offering a FREE seminar to help people learn more about obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits in the Bronx this month. The seminar is designed to help individuals learn more about obtaining Federal Social Security Disability benefits....
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Help Wanted: Teachers & A Head Cook

The Belmont Community Day Care Center has serviced the Belmont community for thirty-nine years. We currently service 180 families that are part of our three programs....
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Citibank Announces: “Our Promise To New York”

Citibank this week launched "Our Promise to New York” to reinforce the bank’s strong and ongoing commitment to New York City and to putting its customers at the heart of everything it does....
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Year-End Tax Planning For 2009

The holidays are now in full swing and the new year is just weeks away. When 2010 arrives, we will have to start thinking about something we generally don’t wish to: tax season. But tax season doesn’t have to be an unpleasant time....
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Major Bronx Warehouse Complex

Simone Development Companies has announced that one of the largest warehouse distribution facilities in the Bronx with over 204,000 square feet of space is now being marketed for lease as warehouse, office and biotech space....
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Shell Opens Hydrogen Station In Bronx

The reality of hydrogen as an energy carrier for transportation remains a painfully slow development, particularly the distribution of H2. The total number of publicly-accessible hydrogen stations in the United States remains in the few dozen range. In spite of that, there are small signs of progress, including a new station that opened up this week in the Bronx in New York City....
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Nearly 300 New Jobs To Be Created

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will move forward with an expansion that will invest close to $40 million and will create 300 new jobs in New York. Regeneron will add a third building to its research facility at BioMed Realty Trust Inc.’s, The Landmark at Eastview campus in Greenburgh, Westchester County. ...
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City Island Pet Store Opens Doors

The 1st pet store on City Island, Bronx, NY has opened its doors for service!...
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Bong Vodka May Get You Charged

I know, I know - the bottle looks like something that you woud find in a dorm room, not in the cabinet of someone who enjoys a good vodka....
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The Tundra Midnight Rider Tailgater

The Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater by Brooks & Dunn is a tribute to the legendary country music duo’s career that has spanned over 20 years....
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Bronx Economic Summit, 2009

Clarence Stanley of the Bronx Small Business Development Center, headquartered at Lehman College, Bronx, NY, will be a panelist during the upcoming Bronx Economic Summit: A Blueprint for Success on Wednesday, November 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden. Hosted by the Office of the Bronx Borough President, the conference aims to bring together business leaders and merchants in an effort to create an economic plan for the borough's future....
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Dios Mio: Exactly How Ignorant Are Folks At Nestlé?

Exactly how ignorant and disconnected from crude local realities are folks at Nestlé? The text below is the press release, which was recently circulated in the press....
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Hybrids Added To Bronx Fleet

FedEx Express said Monday it is buying 51 more gas-electric hybrid pickup and delivery vehicles from Azure Dynamics Corp. Most will serve a Bronx station that will become the first all-hybrid FedEx facility with about 100 trucks. ...
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Rica Swimwear Designs Trace Back To Bronx

Ava Sanjurjo says her upbringing and surroundings are what shaped and influenced her swimwear designs. Surprisingly, Sanjurjo grew up in the South Bronx in the 1980’s, which is not somewhere that you might instantly connect with her, chic, glamorous collection of swimsuits and beach cover-ups for her label Rica....
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Positive Vote For Kingsbridge Armory

The City Planning Commission voted on Monday in favor of a developer's plan to turn the Kingsbridge Armory building in the Bronx into a shopping mall, including a large grocery store. After the vote, opponents called on the City Council, which gets the final vote, to reject the development without guarantees of workers’ rights. ...
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4,526 Job Placements In The Bronx

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber and Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh today announced that despite the economic downturn, the City placed New Yorkers in 6,802 jobs in the third quarter this year, up nearly 60 percent from 2008. ...
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Saddened Factory Workers March Out

Stella D’Oro, owned by the vulture private equity company Brynwood Partners, closed its Bronx biscuit plant and fired 136 workers. Management refused to pay the full amount of severance and other benefits to the workers although their union contract spells it out explicitly. Many of the workers have over 30 years of service....
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Stella D’oro On Union And Plant Closure

Stella D’oro Company today issued the following statement....
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Where To Invest Now

After rallying strongly in the first part of the year, stock markets in most countries seem to be taking a breather. Investors, many of whom missed the earlier rally and are still shell shocked from the declines of 2008, must ask themselves “where do we go from here?” It doesn’t help that their inboxes and the cable channels are filled with contradictory recommendations from so-called experts....
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New Bronx Mall Meets Promised Goals

The developer of a new shopping mall at the former Bronx Terminal Market has not met a goal to award half its construction contracts to local firms....
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NYC Off-Track Betting Restructuring

Governor David A. Paterson today signed Executive Order No. 27, authorizing the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation (NYCOTB) to file a petition for reorganization under Chapter 9 of the federal bankruptcy code. The Governor issued the order after it was determined that NYCOTB requires major restructuring to regain solvency....
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Bronx Armory - Equitable Development

In NYC, development all too often means displacement, as new construction projects push out residents and local businesses to create luxury condos or shopping centers that pay poverty wages....
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Projects To Improve Passenger Rail

Governor David A. Paterson and the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) today announced that the Northeast states have completed the first round of applications for federal funds to improve passenger rail. The projects will advance intercity rail improvements to the Northeast Corridor and its Connectors serving Northern New England, Upstate New York and Pennsylvania....
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Smart Grid For The State Of New York

Governor David A. Paterson today announced the kick-off of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium to foster the development and deployment of new technology aimed at reducing the cost of electricity while increasing reliability. The Consortium will be comprised of leaders from government, utility companies and universities, as well as consumers, and will develop a strategic vision on how best to deploy secure, efficient and reliable smart grid technologies in New York....
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Cash For Clunkers Back On Track

Americans are going to get more time to trade in their clunkers for cash....
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New Yorkers Pay The Most For Power

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, New Yorkers pay the highest power bills in the country....
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Stella D’oro Sets Record Straight

Stella D’oro Company today responded to recent misleading and inaccurate reports regarding its negotiations with the Bakery Confectionery Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local 50 Union and the possible closure of the Company’s Bronx bakery operations....
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Sen. Schumer Rallies To Save Bronx Apartments

Standing in front of the Ocelot Apartments in the Bronx and joined by tenants and local community leaders, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on Fannie Mae to ensure that whoever buys the dangerously deteriorated buildings commit to repairing the apartments and keeping the buildings affordable. Ocelot Apartments in the Crotona section of the Bronx were abandoned by their owners after they could no longer afford the highly overpriced mortgage they took out on the property....
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The Renminbi Yearns To Be Free

“The outbreak of the current crisis and its spillover in the world have confronted us with a long-existing but still unanswered question, i.e., what kind of international reserve currency do we need to secure global financial stability and ensure world economic growth…The desirable goal of reforming the international monetary system, therefore, is to create an international reserve currency that is disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run, thus removing the inherent deficiencies caused by using credit-based national currencies.”...
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The Way Brynwood Partners See It

Founded in 1984, Brynwood Partners is a private equity firm that makes control investments in lower middle market companies over a long-term horizon. The firm acquires companies in a diverse range of industries with enterprise values between $25 and $125 million....
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Lehman Hosts Bronx Economic Summit

The Bronx Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lehman College, along with the Mosholu Preservation Corporation, will host the North Bronx Economic Development Summit on Lehman's campus July 21. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Dining Room of the Music Building....
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Stella D'oro To Shut Down Factory

Stella D'oro, the sweets brand known to most New Yorkers and beyond, will close its factory in the Bronx later this year....
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Sec. Geithner's $90M In Community Aid

As part of an effort to highlight the local impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) investments, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner traveled to the Bronx, New York earlier today to announce $90 million in financial assistance awards for 59 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) committed to serving economically distressed communities across the nation....
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NY Construction Business Survey

Grassi & Co., CPAs, one of the region’s leading accounting, tax and consulting firms with the largest national construction practice, released its 2009 Construction Industry Survey results and report. This industry-wide survey, The State of Your Business 2009, was conducted in partnership with McGraw Hill Construction’s New York Construction....
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Money Talks, Markets Listen

A Tale of Two Central Banks...
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Sunnyside Greenmarket Kicks Off

Today is the kick off of the Sunnyside Greenmarket season. The farmers market is located on Skillman Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets, and will feature nearly a dozen vendors....
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Facing Reality

"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge." - Daniel Boorstin...
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Bronx Artist Sells Shoes For $4,000.99

Steven Cedre is an entrepreneur and artist creating these fancy one of a kind shoes. His latest Xbox Nike pair just sold on eBay for $4,000.99....
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The International Finance System

China Complains. In the last month, Peoples Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan raised questions about the role of the dollar in the international monetary system and called for the replacement of the dollar with some type of global currency with the imprimatur of the IMF....
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Burger King Doubles Tomato Pickers Pay

Fast-food chain agrees to deal paying 1.5 cents more per pound of tomatoes it buys from Florida growers with the money going to farm workers....
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Indiana Jones Makes $311 Million

Memorial Day weekend sales for adventure sequel were about evenly split between domestic and overseas theaters....
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Buffett Sees U.S. In Recession

Berkshire Hathaway CEO tells German magazine he believes country is now in recession....
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3 Web-Based Side Hustles You Should Consider

Have you long wanted to make a bit of extra cash but do not even know where you would begin in doing so? You have come to the right place, as information about how you can utilize the power of the internet and use it to top up your monthly income can be found below.
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Could New York City Get Real Casinos Soon?

Is New York City the future hub of real casinos? At least that is what seems to be on the minds of the State officials with the city's upstate gambling places going through their hardest times.
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Fair Wages, New Schedules For Approximately 1,000 NYCHA Maintenance Workers

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Greg Floyd, President of Teamsters Local 237, announced today that the City of New York has reached a tentative contract agreement with Teamsters Local 237 that would benefit more than 1,300 maintenance workers citywide – including approximately 1,000 New York City Housing Authority maintenance workers – and nearly 400,000 NYCHA residents.
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DCWP Launches Workers' Rights Public Awareness Campaign

Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers about their workplace rights and to introduce DCWP—formerly the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—as NYC’s central resource for workers.
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Dr. Edward Summers Is The New Executive Director Of The Bronx Private Industry Council

HERE To HERE, a Bronx career pathways nonprofit, today announced the selection of Dr. Edward “Eddie” Summers to head the Bronx Private Industry Council (PIC), an employer-led, student-centered alliance transforming how businesses, schools, and community organizations develop talent pipelines in Bronx.
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Largest NYC Woman-Owned Catering & Food Service Company To Relocate From Manhattan To South Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Great Performances – the largest woman-owned catering and food service company in New York City – will relocate from Manhattan to South Bronx.
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City Hosts Immigrant Worker Convening In Bronx

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA, a.k.a. the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection), in partnership with New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), and partner organizations hosted Building Bridges: A Convening for NYC Immigrant Workers last night at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx.
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Tax Season’s Dynamic Duo: E-File & Direct Deposit

New York State Taxpayer Advocate Margaret Neri today encouraged all New York State taxpayers to e-file their tax returns and have any refund directly deposited into their bank account.
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Some Economic Common Sense

As most observers have expected, the US and Chinese stock markets have been rising in anticipation of a US/China deal. Hopefully there will be good news on this front. If there is no agreement or hope for future agreement, the stock markets will head down again.
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NYCHA Offers Free Tax Preparation For Residents And Low-Income New Yorkers

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) – in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and the Food Bank For New York City – announced today the kick-off of free tax preparation services across the five boroughs, ensuring thousands of NYCHA residents and other low-income families receive the tax refunds they deserve.

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