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The Small Business Corner, with GoBizNYC

Jul 17, 2014

City of opportunity - and challenges Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. They define the character of our neighborhoods and exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of both new and

Last Updated (Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:25 AM)


Green Carts in the Food Desert: Oasis or Mirage?

Jul 08, 2014

Domingo Jose, a vendor participant in WHEDco's Green Cart Training Program (WHEDco) The Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market provides approximately 60 percent of the fresh produce that New Yorkers eat every

Last Updated (Tuesday, July 08, 2014 01:34 PM)


Is The VA Ready For The Onslaught Of Returning Veterans?

Jul 01, 2014

(photo: Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images) In early May, the National Commander of the American Legion called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and other Under Secretaries in his agency to resign. It was

Last Updated (Monday, July 07, 2014 10:33 AM)


At A Hearing On Veterans Affairs, Missed Opportunities

Jun 26, 2014

MOVA Commissioner Terrance Holliday & his deputy at Monday's hearing (Mario Figueroa of United War Veterans) On Monday, the New York City Council Committee on Veterans, chaired by Council Member Eric

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 25, 2014 09:24 PM)


Hynes' Dubious Battle

Jun 19, 2014

Former Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes (Bryan Thomas for the New York Times) As revealed by the recent Department of Investigation inquiry, former Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes spent a significant amount of

Last Updated (Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:04 PM)


A Free-Market Solution To The Affordable Housing Crisis

Jun 18, 2014

Hammel Houses, NYCHA (wikimedia) Mayor de Blasio's recently released affordable housing plan is extensive and forward thinking – but also extremely expensive. The 200,000 units it envisions are estimated to cost

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:49 PM)


New York City's Classroom Space Crunch

Jun 17, 2014

  (photo: Michael Albans) Last week Class Size Matters released a new report, Space Crunch, which analyzes the school overcrowding crisis in New York City, and points out the need to improve

Last Updated (Monday, June 16, 2014 08:35 PM)