Upstairs Bar Photo by Max Rovo

Small Business Spotlight: Up Stairs Bar

Editor’s note: This profile is part of our yearlong reporting project on Small Business Survival. This story is reported and written by Max Rovo. If you’re interested in writing profiles for this project, whether you’ve lived on the Lower East Side one year or fifty years, send us an email at: info@thelodownny.com. …

Richard Eagan, the show barker for a shark show in Coney Island, 1987. Photo © Hazel Hankin via CityLore.

Richard Eagan’s “Alive on the Inside” – Stories From a Coney Island Show Barker

Ever wonder what Coney Island was like decades ago in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, long before the last time you may have gone there? …

Nick Castanos, co-owner of Cup & Saucer. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

Small Business Spotlight: Cup & Saucer Luncheonette

Nick Castanos, co-owner of Cup & Saucer. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

Editor’s note: Today we’re continuing our series of small business profiles. The …

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