In a good year, the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, a small non-profit theater, operates on razor-thin margins. The playhouse relies heavily on local businesses to remain afloat, along with the occasional GoFundMe project. It’s worked, for the most part. The theater held more than a dozen events last year, including acting classes for […]
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Damion Badalamenti, chocolate maker at Kah Kow U.S.A. the first Dominican chocolate factory in New York City, explains what makes Dominican chocolate unique. The Rizek Cacao company is a family-owned business that has been exporting cacao beans from the Dominican Republic for over 100 years. Fifth-generation Nadia Rizek wants to share the potential of Dominican […]
The Strand will move into a storefront previously occupied by Book Culture
Wages and salaries have already been cut and some worry they may have to close their doors
From the foothills of the Himalayas to the skyscrapers of the city, Dawa Sherpa carries his Buddhist principles with him wherever he goes. On Friday, the owner of the Land of Buddha boutique spoke to NYCityLens about immigrating, business, and finding inner peace in New York.
Trump’s clampdown on Iranian imports is hurting the carpet trade in the city
The new NYC guidelines giving black people the right to wear their hair however they like will likely drive profits for natural hair influencers and entrepreneurs.
Postcards from the first weekend at New York City’s newest playground, Hudson Yards
Commerce committee members seem keen to make a growing trend of card-only retail and dining a thing of the past, citing discrimination against cash carrying consumers
Where does your rose come from and how did it get here? The journey and business behind Valentine’s Day go-to flower, explained
At a Bronx center, workers learn about safety and their rights under OSHA
Yael Mintz, 11 years old, sat poised at a desk in front of a panel of New York City Council members Wednesday. She was speaking in favor of the ban on flavored e-cigarettes at a City Hall hearing. “I know kids only a year older than me already sucked in the world of juul,” she […]
Small shops anticipate a drop in customers with the coming closure, but they’re figuring out ways to keep humming