Dennis Lee and Liz Wick of Astoria Coffee won the award, which honors small businesses in Queens.
The Small Business Development Center opened a satellite office to help owners apply for federal aid.
The bill passed after Council Speaker Christine Quinn negotiated concessions protecting small businesses.
Dozens of the neighborhood's bars, restaurants and other businesses are offering specials every Thursday.
Renee Heitmann started the pay-it-forward cookie project to show her appreciation for the neighborhood.
The Small Business Support Center will help entrepreneurs with important back office functions.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio accused the city of "boroughism" for differences in inspection rates.
Luke's Lobster is set to reopen its South William Street location in the Financial District Feb. 21.
City officials hope to begin handing out checks to devastated homeowners by late spring.
The city's new initiative promotes local businesses in some of Sandy's hardest hit neighborhoods.
The Downtown Alliance awarded 17 lower Manhattan businesses hurt by the storm $266K in grants.
The growth of chain stores in New York accelerated in 2012, according to a new report.
The “Support NYC Small Business” campaign aims to get shoppers to help Sandy-hit businesses.
Falco's Shoe Repair on Steinway Street closed this week after nearly half a century in the neighborhood.
Some worry they may not get to re-open at all before construction starts this summer.
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