From the moment you walk inside the doors, the chill of the produce section grabs your attention. The rows of fruits and vegetables at the new Food Bazaar at Bronx Terminal Market are an oasis in an area often regarded as a food desert.
For many in the LGBT community, starting a business is about more than just bringing an idea to the marketplace. It’s about ensuring fair treatment by creating their own opportunities.
Lupa Miranda’s botanica shop in Mott Haven is one of only a few that remain in the South Bronx, featuring shelves lined with glass religious candles, spiritual oils and alternative medicines.
The line of students outside Room 116 of the Mott Haven Academy Charter School snaked down the hall Saturday, as pint-sized artists inside dipped their hands into an assortment of colored goo and, under the approving eyes of their parents, enjoyed an all-you can make slime session.
Mott Haven has one of the highest rates of retail vacancy in New York City, according to an by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, which finds that burdensome regulations and rising taxes are partly to blame.