Economy

“Many people have their lives ruined because they’re unable to afford cash bail,” said Julian. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via the Bronx Free Press)

Evaluating the Bail Bond System

Criminal Justice, Economy, New York June 15, 2018 at 5:45 pm

The Bronx Free Press reports on a roundtable discussion.

The panel at the M/WBE awards ceremony at the Billy Holiday Theater. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics)

M/WBE Panel in Brooklyn

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, Business, Economy, Latino, Women March 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Promoting M/WBEs in New York was the topic of a recent panel discussion in Brooklyn, reports Kings County Politics.

Immigration lawyer Christopher Worth speaking at a Riverhead session for Salvadorans with TPS (Photo by Kelly Zegers via Riverhead News-Review)

Advising North Fork Salvadorans

Central American, Economy, Labor, Long Island January 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

An immigration session was held on Long Island for Salvadorans with TPS, some of whom make up the large number of farmworkers in the area and whose departure could leave a sizable economic impact, reports Riverhead News-Review.

(Photo by Enrique Vázquez, Creative Commons license)

In NYC, Puerto Ricans Seek Solutions to Island’s Woes

Economy, Featured Posts, New York, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks April 21, 2016 at 6:08 pm

The Puerto Rican diaspora, a community with strong ties to the troubled island, is struggling to come up with solutions to help guide Puerto Rico to a better future.

Stringer on Immigrants and the NYC Economy

Stringer on Immigrants and the NYC Economy

Business, Economy, Immigration, New York January 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, noting the contribution of immigrants to the city economy, said Jan. 11 that “we have not just a moral imperative to be true to our values and stand up to anti-immigrant policies, but an economic imperative as well.”

City Limits: 40 Years of Covering New York

City Limits: 40 Years of Covering New York

Bronx, Economy, Media, New York February 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm

City Limits, whose early motto was “we cover the other New York,” celebrates 40 years of reporting on topics from homeless shelters to “green” jobs.

Harlem is undergoing a cultural shift due to its changing economic condition. (Photo by Doug Kerr, Creative Commons license)

Harlem’s Cultural Shift Worries Some Residents

Black, Culture, Demographics, Economy, Manhattan October 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Some residents fear that gentrification, rising rents and the arrival of tech companies will hurt Harlem’s Black-owned businesses and its historic panache, reports The Uptowner.

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Elderly Koreans Spending Less After SNAP Cuts

East Asian, Economy, Queens, Seniors June 2, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Elderly Koreans say they’re spending less, and local Korean businesses are noticing, reports The Korea Times.

Canners of varying backgrounds discuss a possible "trade" of their inventory. (Photo by Matthew Taub, via Brooklyn Brief)

Brooklyn ‘Canners’ Collective Faces Uncertain Future

Brooklyn, Economy, Real Estate September 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm

A Bushwick-based nonprofit that buys cans from people living on the extreme margins of society is facing an uncertain future after its landlord gave it only one option for staying – by purchasing the property at $3.9 million, reports Brooklyn Brief.

Prekindergarten can be a boost for parents, as well as children. (Photo by John Donaghy, via Flickr Creative Commons)

Universal Pre-K Offers Immigrant Mothers an Economic Boost

The city’s new program will allow many in low-income communities to take up paid work.

Ermel Alvarado, owner of Golazo Sport in Bushwick. (Photo by Donzie Barroso via The Brooklyn Ink)

Eastward-moving Bushwick Debates its Future

Brooklyn, Demographics, Economy, Housing, In the News, Latino, Queens August 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm

The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.

Thousands of fast food employees went on strike yesterday to demand a raise of the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario).

Hispanic Fast Food Workers Join Global Strike

Economy, Labor, Latino, New York May 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Hispanic workers in New York who were among the thousands of fast food chain employees who went on strike to demand a raise in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

For 50 years, San Germán Records has spread the word about Puerto Rican culture in South Williamsburg (photo by Joaquín Botero via El Diario).

Salsa Store Survives Gentrification on Puerto Rico Ave.

Brooklyn, Culture, Economy, In the News, Puerto Rican, Traditions April 7, 2014 at 12:34 pm

One of the few surviving salsa specialty stores in the city, Brooklyn’s San Germán Records, faces the challenge of surviving a changing music industry and gentrification, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Miguel Cabrera, with some of his onyx carving work. (Photo By Zaira Cortés)

Treasures Lost to Immigration: Young People, Old Skills

San Antonio Texcala, Mexico, has become a ghost town after the collapse of its onyx industry.

161st Street Business Improvement District head Cary Goodman, underneath railroad tracks near Yankee Stadium that need painting, he says. (Photo by Adi Talwar/Bronx Bureau)

Some BIDs Lack Funds to Improve Neighborhoods

Economy, Government, New York February 26, 2014 at 10:41 pm

With meager budgets and limited help from the city, BIDs in the outer boroughs struggle to perform effectively, reports Bronx Bureau.