Small businesses “cautiously optimistic,” says TD Bank survey

New York City small business owners, including those in Brooklyn, have a more positive outlook on their business prospects in 2015 than they did in 2014, according to TD Bank’s second annual Small Business Pulse Check. … Full Article

Hall and Oates sue over granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal

Hall and Oates are saying "no can do" to a granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal. … Full Article

Operation HOPE, Popular Community Bank Launch HOPE Inside in Brooklyn

Popular Community Bank, a subsidiary of Popular, Inc., along with partner Operation HOPE, launched the third HOPE Inside location  … Full Article

DUMBO gets its own beer

Two new beers, created by Coney Island Brewing Company, pay homage to Coney Island’s past and to the legacy of Brooklyn as a haven for artists. … Full Article

NYC economy continues to grow, according to Comptroller’s report

New York City's economy continued its solid growth in 2014, outpacing the nation on many fronts despite a slowdown in the fourth quarter, according to the New York City Quarterly Economic Update released this month by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. … Full Article

BP Adams awards Midwood Ambulance Service as first of borough’s Community Businesses

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Saturday launched Brooklyn’s Community Businesses, a series where he will honor local businesses with a commitment to their communities, and named Midwood Ambulance Service as the first such honoree. … Full Article

Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

Investors seem to be craving burgers and crinkle-cut fries. Shares of Shake Shack Inc. more than doubled in their stock market debut Friday. … Full Article

Stringer launches commission to reduce red tape for small NYC businesses

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has launched a Red Tape Commission made up of small businesses owners and regulatory experts, he told the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) in an address on Monday. … Full Article

Two views on car2go in Brooklyn

Brooklyn got a shout-out last week from Daimler, the company that makes Smart cars, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. … Full Article

NYC debates: Does Airbnb help or hurt affordable housing?

They cater to travelers, but Airbnb and other short-term rental sites are sparking debate over an issue few tourists are likely to unpack: affordable housing. … Full Article


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