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New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer on Monday visited new storefronts along Mermaid Avenue that are being renovated as part of the cit … Full Article

Study: New Yorkers cut spending slightly during recession

ALBANY— New federal government statistics show consumer spending in New York stuttered only slightly at the end of the Great Recession after more than a decade of year-over-year gains and rebounded after 2009, according to new federal government statistics released Thursday. … Full Article

Panera Bread opens new Bay Ridge location with free coffee

Hey, when you open a famous bakery-café, you can’t have just a ribbon-cutting ceremony. You have to break bread, too! … Full Article

Design firm unveils ‘Ultimate Urban Bicycle’

“New York City is super dense,” said Mark Prommel, partner and director of the design firm Pensa, at his DUMBO office. “There are constant traffic constraints, but also an ebb and flow. … Full Article

Lyft says it's starting New York City service

ALBANY— The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state. … Full Article

Nicaraguan street food ‘pops-up’ in DUMBO

A pop-up restaurant is all the rage with DUMBO's lunch crowd, selling out on its first day on Wednesday. But don't fret: Little Nica, serving Quesillo (typical Nicaraguan street fare), will be open daily (on weekdays) until September.
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Financial expert says Gen Xers too timid with money

Millennials are far too young to be thinking about saving money for retirement, or are they? … Full Article

Fear not, foodies! Crumbs could be saved!

After closing all its store locations on Monday, including the popular joint on Montague Street, Crumbs Bake Shop could be getting a new lease on life. … Full Article

Chain bakery-cafe makes Bay Ridge a little sweeter

Hey Bay Ridge, are you ready for Asiago Cheese Focaccia? Panera Bread, the nationwide chain of cafes famous for its wide selection of freshly baked artisan breads, is coming to 86th Street. … Full Article

The BAM Connection agency launches in DUMBO

CEO Maureen Maldari and her creative partner Rob Baiocco launched The BAM Connection at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO in late June. The BAM Connection is a branding and content creation agency that believes “Simplicity Liberates Creativity,” the team said. … Full Article

Larry Feldman: From House of Representatives' Deputy Counsel to "sandwich maker"

Larry Feldman was born in Brooklyn in 1950 and spent his early childhood in the Projects at 845 Schenck Street.   … Full Article

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