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Vendors sell clothing in front of the 149/Third Ave. subway. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Growing pains challenge Hub BID

Business, Economy March 2, 2017 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

Unfinished construction projects, aggressive drug users and the breakneck pace of residential development are among the concerns of the Hub BID’s new executive director, who is tasked with helping local businesses prosper amid the chaos.

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

South Bronx Food Market wins small business award

Business February 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

A Mott Haven start-up is one of three small businesses in the Bronx to win an entrepreneurship award for innovative business plans that set environmental sustainability as a priority.

Boutique brings Madison Avenue ‘frisson’ to gritty Port Morris

Boutique brings Madison Avenue ‘frisson’ to gritty Port Morris

Business, Economy December 9, 2016 at 3:09 pm 0 comments

Most of the pieces in the store, which can range from $200 to $1000, were created by Bronx designers.

Last Bronx bookstore sets to close

Last Bronx bookstore sets to close

Business, Culture December 3, 2016 at 12:35 pm 1 comment

The borough’s last remaining bookstore – a Barnes and Noble in Bay Plaza – will close on December 31st, the company has announced, saying it can no longer pay the rising rent. It will be replaced by a Saks 5th Avenue. “Everyone’s upset,” said a cashier from behind a signRead More

Salad marks first step toward healthier Bronx

Salad marks first step toward healthier Bronx

Business, Health, Uncategorized October 28, 2016 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

The Bronx Salad is part of a campaign by area nonprofits to bring healthier food to local restaurants and bodegas.

Port Morris manufacturers endangered

Port Morris manufacturers endangered

Business, Jobs September 12, 2016 at 9:35 pm 0 comments

Critics contend that the city’s announcement earlier this summer that it wants to sell a building in Port Morris to developers for $14.3 million shows that the mayor’s vow to preserve manufacturing jobs is insincere.

Bakery offers a taste of the old South Bronx

Bakery offers a taste of the old South Bronx

Business September 9, 2016 at 3:33 pm 1 comment

The freshly-baked Cuban style bread and hot breakfast options attract former Bronxites returning for a taste of home, teachers from surrounding schools, construction workers and cops, among others.

New complex opens in the Hub

New complex opens in the Hub

Business, Economy August 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm 1 comment

Retail mall opens in the Hub After much fanfare, a new 88,000 square-foot retail facility, opened in July at 149th Street between Bergen and Brook avenues. The two-story development is home to Vistasite Eye Care, DaVita Dialysis Center, Brightpoint Health, Metropolitan College of New York, Boston Market, Dunkin Donuts, a Fine Fare supermarketRead More