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Astoria Family Looks to Kickstart Monster-Making Business

The Black family runs Lyla Tov Monsters, selling handmade monster dolls designed by 6-year-old Lyla.

Astoria »

'Astoria Coffee' Entrepreneurs Win 10K Prize in Queens Start Up Competition

Dennis Lee and Liz Wick of Astoria Coffee won the award, which honors small businesses in Queens.

New Dorp »

Center Helping Sandy Damaged Small Businesses Opens in Staten Island

The Small Business Development Center opened a satellite office to help owners apply for federal aid.

New York City »

Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes, Covering 1 Million New Yorkers by 2015

The bill passed after Council Speaker Christine Quinn negotiated concessions protecting small businesses.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside Businesses Offering Deals for Thursdays in May

Dozens of the neighborhood's bars, restaurants and other businesses are offering specials every Thursday.

Astoria »

'Single Girl Cookies' Shows Love for Local Businesses, One Batch at a Time

Renee Heitmann started the pay-it-forward cookie project to show her appreciation for the neighborhood.

Central Harlem »

Harlem Business Alliance Launches Center to Help Small Businesses

The Small Business Support Center will help entrepreneurs with important back office functions.

Morrisania »

Outer Boroughs Bear Brunt of Small Biz Fines, de Blasio Says

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio accused the city of "boroughism" for differences in inspection rates.

Financial District »

Luke's Lobster Ready to Get Cracking Again After Sandy

Luke's Lobster is set to reopen its South William Street location in the Financial District Feb. 21.

New York City »

Bloomberg Announces Plans for First $1 Billion of Sandy Recovery Cash

City officials hope to begin handing out checks to devastated homeowners by late spring.

New York City »

City Joins Yelp to Promote Hard-Hit Businesses Reopening After Sandy

The city's new initiative promotes local businesses in some of Sandy's hardest hit neighborhoods.

South Street Seaport »

Much-Needed Grants Awarded to Downtown Businesses Hurt by Hurricane Sandy

The Downtown Alliance awarded 17 lower Manhattan businesses hurt by the storm $266K in grants.

New York City »

Bronx Sees Biggest Influx of Chain Stores Amid Citywide Rise, Report Shows

The growth of chain stores in New York accelerated in 2012, according to a new report.


City Ads Send Shoppers to Businesses Suffering Since Sandy

The “Support NYC Small Business” campaign aims to get shoppers to help Sandy-hit businesses.

Astoria »

Astoria Cobbler Closes His Doors After 45 Years in the Shoe Business

Falco's Shoe Repair on Steinway Street closed this week after nearly half a century in the neighborhood.