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East Village »

East Village Businesses Affected by Blast Gather to Offer Support

Small business directly impacted by the explosion gathered at Cafe Mocha on April 9, 2015.

Midtown »

NYC Women-Owned Businesses Up 43 Percent in a Decade, Study Shows

The fastest growth was in Brooklyn, where the number increased 77 percent.

Bloomfield »

Mayor Approves Staten Island Business Improvement District

The West Shore Industrial BID will serve about 50 businesses in Bloomfield and Chelsea.

Bed-Stuy »

New Family-Owned Bed-Stuy Diner is City's 2,000th Accelerated Business

Emeline's in Bed-Stuy is the 2,000th business opened under the city's business acceleration program.

Upper East Side »

Struggling Second Ave. Businesses Need Financial Aid, Councilman Says

Ben Kallos is proposing a grant program for small businesses affected by Second Avenue subway work.

South Street Seaport »

City's Small Biz Agency Has Only Given $2.5M of $42M in Federal Sandy Cash

More than 300 shop owners still haven't received federal money that was meant to help them recover.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Businesses Damaged by Explosion Want City Help

About 25 businesses gathered Tuesday to hear about help available from city, state and federal agencies.

Sunnyside »

New BID Program Looks to Attract More Retailers to Sunnyside

Sunnyside Shines is looking to bring more shopping options to the neighborhood's vacant storefronts.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Vows to Be Less 'Punitive' Against City's Small Businesses

The mayor picked Maria Torres-Springer to lead the Department of Small Business Services.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Group Using Homeless to Tackle Trash Problem Wins $100K Grant

New Harlem East Merchants Association was one of six winners of the city's Neighborhood Challenge Grant.

Red Hook »

Small Business Leaders Surprise Red Hook Shopkeepers

The chiefs of small business agencies from Washington and City Hall checked on recovery efforts Tuesday.

Washington Heights »

Washington Heights Business Group Unveils New Marketing Campaign

Colorful "Explora" campaign to highlight the best the neighborhoods have to offer.

Jackson Heights »

82nd Street BID to Help Historic District Businesses Get Up to Code

A part of Jackson Heights' historic district is one of the city's least compliant in keeping up to code.

Jackson Heights »

After Years of Neglect, 82nd Street Starts to Shine

Seth Taylor and the 82nd Street Partnership have worked to improve the business district.

New York City »

Commissioner Rob Walsh Shares Tips for Small Businesses

Small Business Commissioner Rob Walsh weighs in on the business climate around New York.