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.”
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.
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.
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.
Elderly Koreans say they’re spending less, and local Korean businesses are noticing, reports The Korea Times.
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.
The city’s new program will allow many in low-income communities to take up paid work.
The Brooklyn Ink captures some of the debate generated by the gentrification-driven changing demographics of Bushwick.
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.
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.
San Antonio Texcala, Mexico, has become a ghost town after the collapse of its onyx industry.
With meager budgets and limited help from the city, BIDs in the outer boroughs struggle to perform effectively, reports Bronx Bureau.
Samuel Stein, writing in Zeek, draws parallels between pushcart vendors of today and a century ago in opposing the Roosevelt Avenue BID.
Indian-American business owners worry that they can’t afford to raise workers’ minimum wage to $10.10, as President Obama has recommended, reports News India Times.
The peninsula, a food distribution area for the city, survived Sandy in 2012. Planners want to be sure it weathers future storms, the Hunts Point Express reports.