If you are selling heating oil, demand and volume are up. If you sell gasoline, not so much.
The Brooklyn Ink asked people on the street: How is the economy working for you?
How a contestant stole the panel’s heart for an unexpected victory in a competition for business ideas.
George Rodriguez, 32, was evicted from his apartment in Sunset Park, but a job selling waters and sodas outside of a mini mall on Fifth Avenue changed his fate.
Call it the dollar-nose-ring-barometer. Maria Sanchez, sells these and other pieces of inexpensive jewelry from a table she sets up across from the Knickerbocker Avenue subway station in Bushwick. For the past two years she has been selling bangles, rings, and assorted small trinkets. But only in the past six months has business been good. […]
Flannery Foster and Ray Gonzales, co-founders of Good Yoga. If a pair of strangers had not met on New Years Eve of 2009, Good Yoga would not exist in Greenpoint. That night, Flannery Foster, 33, went to a party at the apartment of Ray Gonazales, 34. The apartment looked like a loft with white […]
Ana Dricdzic doesn’t want her neighborhood to change. The owner of Staropolski Meat Market & Deli, located on Manhattan Avenue — Greenpoint’s main commercial strip — Dricdzic holds forth on the ethnic character of her neighborhood in between phone calls in Polish and warm transactions with customers. Her small shop is stocked with Polish breads, […]
The nation-wide food chain Panera Bread is opening it’s first Brooklyn restaurant in Borough Hall. Panera Bread signed a 15-year lease for 4,500 square feet at 345 Adams St. The chain’s neighbors will include a Morton’s The Steakhouse next door, and a Shake Shack across the street, reports Crains New York. The 29-year-old chain, based […]
Brooklyn was named the city with the fourth largest gains in employment, said a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment grew 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2010. A lot of the 8,6000 new jobs in Brooklyn can be attributed to a hiring spree in the home health care industry, […]