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“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

Velazquez says her legislation will help would-be entrepreneurs

Sunset Park
Two pieces of legislation that U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez said are designed to help entrepreneurs and women in business were recently approved by the House Committee on Small Business. … Full Article

NYC comptroller Scott Stringer rejects $30 million IT contract

New York City
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has rejected a $30 million information technology contract that was awarded during the administration of former mayor Michael Bloomberg. Stringer said Thursday that his office rejected the contract with Allentown, Pa.-based Computer Aid Inc. … Full Article

City Planning Commission unanimously approves Domino Sugar project zoning changes

The City Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday morning for zoning changes Two Trees Management needs to develop the Domino Sugar Refinery site on the Williamsburg waterfront. … Full Article

Brooklyn, NYC small businesspeople still struggling, bank survey finds

Gowanus
A survey of small businesspeople throughout the five boroughs by TD Bank finds that a large number of them still find the economy challenging and still need to take out loans. … Full Article

Brooklyn Speaks: Terry Lundgren, fix our Macy's

Downtown
Listen up, Terry Lundgren. Fix our Macy's ASAP! Brooklynites spoke out Wednesday about the retailer CEO's pledge to renovate the Fulton Mall department store, offering plenty of pointers about how to get the job done right. … Full Article

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters! It's makeover time at the Fulton Mall Macy's

Downtown
It's makeover time for the Fulton Mall Macy's. … Full Article

Summer Stroll returning to Bay Ridge this year

Bay Ridge
Sure, it’s cold out now, but in Bay Ridge, business leaders are thinking of summer. … Full Article

Scissura urges de Blasio to create small business ombudsman

Downtown
Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, called on the City Council Mayor Bill de Blasio to create a new post within the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs to help owners of mom and pop businesses. … Full Article

Pie at the Library: Brooklyn Public Library partners with local business Four & Twenty Blackbirds

Downtown
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has partnered with local small business Four & Twenty Blackbirds to open a new café in BPL’s Central Library, offering signature custom-made pies, Stumptown coffee, sandwiches and other items. … Full Article

Adams to host Brooklyn Economic Exchange

Downtown
How about some business tips with your bacon and eggs? Borough President Eric Adams and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to start a new program to promote economic growth in Brooklyn. … Full Article

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