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Open Restaurants/Open Streets Town Hall January 12

Do you have questions or concerns about the city's Open Restaurants/Open Streets program, or do you just want to have a better understanding of the rules and procedures for outdoor dining applications? Next week, January 12, community boards 3...

Small Business Spotlight: Cup & Saucer Luncheonette

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

Small Business Spotlight: Mendel Goldberg Fabrics

Alice Goldberg Wildes is a cyclone of energy. The great-granddaughter of Mendel Goldberg, founder of Mendel Goldberg Fabrics, is doing what she does best—providing highly personal service and applying her discerning, curator’s eye to clients.

Essential Lower East Side: The Small Business Guide For Locals

This week we're rolling out our Essential LES Guide both online and in our print magazine. It's part  of The Lo-Down's year-long reporting project on Small Business Survival. In the first stories, we have found potential solutions to be elusive....

Deputy Mayor: City Supports Small Business But Not Commercial Rent Control

Our small businesses are at the heart of our creative, funky, cool city! We're here to support them! #SummitNYCpic.twitter.com/TvHDnBLlTk — Alicia Glen (@DMAliciaGlen) October 22, 2015 The topic of small business survival got some attention yesterday at the Municipal Art Society's...

Small Business Survival: Tenants & Landlords Sound Off on Rent Escalation

Editor's note: This is Part 1 of an eight part series on Small Business Survival, the centerpiece of a yearlong reporting project partially funded by our readers and community partners. The following article also appeared in our September print...

Exit Interview: Alex Shoe Repair on 2nd Avenue Closes This Week

Editor's note: In September we'll be launching our yearlong Small Business Survival reporting project, including a series of  local profiles. Today, here's a glimpse of the series with a look at one business that's closing after nearly three decades...

Business Owners Can Tour Clinton Street’s Vacant Spaces June 25

Interested in opening a business on Clinton Street? Next Thursday, the Association of Latino Business Owners and Residents (ALBOR) and Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) are holding an open house on the block, which includes about 20 vacant commercial...

Local Group Releases Retail Report, Advocates For Zoning to Curb Chain Stores

We told you yesterday that Community Board 3 is gradually moving toward asking the city's Department of Planning to look into creating a Special Purpose District to bolster independent business on the Lower East Side. The idea would be...

Community Board 3 Panel Looks at Special Zoning District to Bolster Small Business

In the past few years, Community Board 3 has been studying potential ways to curb the proliferation of chain stores and to help struggling independent businesses. Now CB3's economic development committee is inching toward a proposal for a possible...
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