Pratt launches fashion, design, tech accelerator in Pfizer Building

A crowd of more than 500 people attended the opening celebration for Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BF+DA), which launched Nov. 11 with a reception headed by Pratt Institute President Thomas Schutte and BF+DA Executive Director Debera Johnson. … Full Article

For new Sheriff and Finance Commissioner, tackling deed fraud is top priority

In response to rising reports of real estate fraud, the city’s Department of Finance commissioner and the New York City sheriff, both recently appointed to their positions, are teaming up to thwart increasingly brazen schemes and protect homeowners. … Full Article

Guild for Exceptional Children finds new fundraising partner

The Guild for Exceptional Children (GEC), a non-profit education and housing agency that assists thousands of developmentally disabled Brooklyn residents and their families, is seeking to expand its mission and has teamed up with Investors Bank for a unique fundraising effort. … Full Article

Small Business Commissioner Torres-Springer visits Coney Island storefronts to help Sandy-impacted businesses

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 city’s Hurricane Sandy Storefront Improvement Program. … Full Article

Upward rents for Court St. lead to businesses moving elsewhere

High rents and puzzling delays may cause entrepreneurs looking for a Court Street storefront to settle elsewhere, though some spaces have been leased at or near their asking price. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber announces job Recruitment Services Program

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on Friday announced the creation of the Brooklyn Chamber Recruitment Services program, which will be supported by NYC Business Solutions and Good Help. … Full Article

Third Avenue Merchants honor business pioneers on Oct. 27

Excitement is building for the 20th Annual Pioneer of Third Avenue Awards Dinner, in which Bay Ridge salutes forward-thinking business owners and civic leaders. … Full Article

Family ties hatch a small business community

Many families abide by tradition and routine, such as a nightly meal together, but rarely does a young family treat a public restaurant as its home dining room.  … Full Article

Taste NY expands to Brooklyn

A state program that promotes New York’s farmers and craft producers is expanding to Brooklyn. … Full Article

City Opens .NYC availability to all New York City residents and businesses

The de Blasio administration has announced the public availability of the city’s top-level domain, .nyc, for all businesses, organizations and individuals with a physical address in New York City. … Full Article


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