Tag Archives: Local business

Trying to Turn Ex-Commuters into Consumers

By Richard Nieva Brooklyn College’s first-ever student dormitory has brought a new influx of students to what was historically a commuter campus, and with half the school year almost over, local businesses continue trying to figure out ways to engage this new population. Merchants in the area have been experimenting with different ways to encourage […]

Crown Heights Residents Reject Pawn Shop

By Alexandra Alper The hit reality TV series, “Pawn Stars,” opens with images of an antique watch, a sword, and a dramatic shot of three men in black. The show, which premiered last year on the History Channel, has done much to legitimize and even glamorize a business once seen as a front for robbers […]

Letter From Williamsburg: Winemaking 101

By Ceylan Yeginsu As I turned the corner from Bedford Avenue onto North 8th Street and glimpsed the giant chalk sign that read ‘Brooklyn Winery,’ I started to picture plush ripe grapes and giant wooden barrels of crimson wine. What I didn’t imagine was what it takes to get from the former to the latter. […]