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NYC's Iconic Small Businesses Are Vanishing

amNewYork, New York | Ivan Pereira | Posted 06.15.2014 | Small Business

They were the neighborhood staples, places where you could get your favorite album or book, some hardware and even a shoe shine, but changing times an...

In New York, Tech's Rising Tide Raises All Boats

Zach Cutler | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Zach Cutler

After Silicon Valley, few cities know the benefits of the tech boom better than New York. "Silicon Alley" is now home to hundreds of tech startups, helping to diversify an economy that for many years was undeniably reliant on Wall Street's might.

Businesses Cash In At Kids' Expense

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Small Business

The New York Post has uncovered a startling consequence of New York City’s ban on cellphones in schools: It's sucking $4.2 million a year from kids'...

A Day in the Life: Grady's Cold Brew, Starring Dave, Kyle, Grady and Riggins

Bryce Longton | Posted 07.31.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

We checked in with the startup and its crew of three to see what a typical day for them is like -- in their own words.

A New York Story: Putnam Rolling Ladder Co.

Nick Barnicle | Posted 04.02.2012 | New York
Nick Barnicle

2012-02-01-pullquote.jpgWeaving through ladders of all shapes and sizes and buckets of bolts, nuts, and hinges, you begin to get the sense that little has changed since Putnam Rolling Ladder moved to Soho in the 1930s.

A Burger Breakthrough?

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters - By Gary M. Stern) - As the fast-casual restaurant buzz whets appetites across the nation, the recipe for success is anyone's guess, from Fi...

A New York Story: Gramercy Typewriter Co.

Nick Barnicle | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York
Nick Barnicle

Paul Schweitzer stands like a relic from a bygone era in a three-piece suit and tells us that he fixes typewriters for a living. His story needs to be told precisely because he makes up the fabric of this city.2012-01-25-pullquote.jpg

Janean Chun

Is New York Losing Its Small-Business Soul? | Janean Chun | Posted 10.16.2011 | Small Business

There are plenty of measures of what makes a New York institution, but a cameo on Seinfeld certainly helps solidify a business' Big Apple street cred....

Micro-Enterprise: An Exciting Idea for Job Creation

Liz Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Liz Hamburg

As the President continues to look for ideas for job creation, let's take a look at some innovative solutions and find ways to support these with a combination of private and public dollars.