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Midtown & Theater District »

Quinn Channels Occupy Wall Street Anger in Major Jobs Speech

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a new push for technology and healthcare jobs to quell frustrations fueling Occupy Wall Street.

Manhattan »

Bloomberg Says Occupy Wall Street Protesters Are 'Trying to Destroy Jobs'

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that Occupy Wall Street protesters are damaging the city's economy.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Calls to Ban Helicopters Met With Resistance At Buzzing East Side Heliport

Calls by local leaders to ban non-essential helicopter flights out of Manhattan are being met with resistance by those in the industry, who insist flying is safe.

Downtown »

Residents Take Lower Manhattan Lockdown in Stride for 9/11 Anniversary

While some residents and shop owners were annoyed by street closures and detours from the 9/11 Anniversary, most took it in stride.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Open Stores Rewarded with Brisk Business During Hurricane Irene

As many stores closed during Hurricane Irene, those who stayed opened over the weekend reported high sales and even recruited a few new regulars.

Downtown »

City Launches $5M Lower Manhattan Business Competition

Downtown businesses can compete for grants of up to $650,000 over the next three years.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Wedding Bells and Cash Registers Ring in Wake of Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Local businesses in Chelsea and across Manhattan are gearing up for extra business from same-sex marriages.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Sonny's Grocery Braces for Closure After Four Decades

Sonny's Grocery and others 500 W. 52nd St. businesses must leave to make room for a supportive housing complex.

East Village & Lower East Side »

East Village Developer Outlines Plan to Transform Derelict Alley

Avalon Bay, which manages the large residential complex on E. 1st St., is hoping to land a trio of new tenants.

Harlem »

Kids Learn About Art and Business at Harlem Textile Works

Harlem Textile Works looks to spark creativity and business smarts among local school kids.

Manhattan »

New Director Named to Village Alliance Business Improvement District

William Kelley, formerly of the Union Square Partnership, is taking over as director of the Village Alliance BID.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Second Avenue Subway Construction Gets 'B' Grade from Local Politicians

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and others gave the MTA project surprisingly high marks overall given prior criticism.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Empty Storefronts on Avenue A Raise Concern of East Village Community

East Village community board examines cause of empty storefronts on a block-long stretch of Avenue A.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Starbucks to Open Yet Another Location on the UES

A new Starbucks is expected to open at the corner of Lexington Avenue and E. 96th Street in September.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Homeless Handyman Fixes Bikes on the Cheap for Lower East Siders

The homeless repairman has developed a loyal clientele in the neighborhood, fixing bikes on the spot for local riders.

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