Fast-food chains, coffee shops and mobile dealers are some of the city's largest national retailers.
The explosion and building collapse is one of several in Harlem in the last few years.
A new study estimates that more than $47B would be needed to fix the city's infrastructure problems.
The Neighborhood Opportunity Network is designed to help people on probation connect with local services.
The growth of chain stores in New York accelerated in 2012, according to a new report.
The Center for an Urban Future said there are more self-employed immigrants than native-born.
Winick Realty says it wants to bring mom and pop stores to Columbus Square, a retail complex full of big-box chains.
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