Business

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced the winners and honorees of the 2015 Building Brooklyn Awards, recognizing recently completed construction and renovation projects that  … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo calls for small business tax cut, wage hike

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday focused on economic issues as he rolled out his 2015 agenda, including a call for the state's minimum wage to increase to $10.50 and even higher in New York City, as well as a small business tax cut and a student loan forgiveness program. … Full Article

Bay Ridge seminar focuses on business taxes

There are important changes to federal and state tax laws this year that owners of small businesses need to know about, and a seminar taking place in Bay Ridge on Jan. 29 is designed to provide the latest information, organizers said. … Full Article

Motivated to ride a bike? Bike-share company changes name

Now that it has moved from laid-back Portland, Oregon, to amped-up New York, the company that runs bike-sharing programs in New York, Chicago and other major cities is changing its name from Alta Bicycle Share to Motivate. … Full Article

Brooklyn councilmember takes aim at Uber

A politician is accusing the world's biggest app-driven car service of ripping off New Yorkers by sometimes charging up to seven times more than its average fares. … Full Article

Maloney says terror risk insurance law extended for six years

U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-North Brooklyn-Manhattan) is hailing the senate’s passage of a bill to help business buy insurance against terrorism. … Full Article

Borough Park sidewalks getting a clean sweep

With help from $100,000 in state funding provided by state Sen. Simcha Felder, the sidewalks in Borough Park are looking a lot cleaner these days. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s Norwegian specialty shop to close

One of the last links to Bay Ridge’s Norwegian-American past will soon be no more. Nordic Delicacies, a Third Avenue shop specializing in homemade Scandinavian dishes and imported goods, is closing its doors on Jan. 31, owner Arlene Bakke Rutuelo has confirmed. … Full Article

Car smashes into Cobble Hill restaurant

“Sorry, we are closed tonight. A car just crashed into our restaurant,” a tweet from Cobble Hill’s Henry Public bar stated Monday evening. Matt Dawson, one of the restaurant owners, told the Brooklyn Eagle that the crash occurred at 3:19 p.m. … Full Article

Sunset Park neighbors help restaurant owners after fire

A family-owned Sunset Park restaurant sustained devastating damage in a two-alarm fire that ripped through the building where the eatery is located, but a group of neighbors is trying to help the owners in the aftermath of the blaze. … Full Article

Chipotle apologizes for Brooklyn worker’s police protest

Two Chipotle chief executives have apologized to New York City police officers who were greeted by a restaurant employee making the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture popular with protesters. The incident occurred at the chain’s Brooklyn Heights location. … Full Article

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