Business

Will city pull plug on help for Port Morris business?

Will city pull plug on help for Port Morris business?

Business, Government June 3, 2010 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

Manufacturers worry about budget cuts for industrial zones The city is moving to eliminate funds for a program to help manufacturing businesses in Port Morris, leaving their proprietors worried that in the midst of an economic downturn they are losing an important source of support. The cuts proposed by MayorRead More

Melrose eatery is more than a restaurant

Melrose eatery is more than a restaurant

Business, Immigration May 26, 2010 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

A popular lunch spot, Coqui Mexicana is a library, community center, too A Puerto Rican man in his 60s stormed into Coqui Mexicano, the restaurant on Brook and Third Avenues recently. He was offended by eatery’s name. “That is wrong,” he said. “The Coqui is not from Mexico; it isRead More

A taste of a Mexican city on a Mott Haven street

A taste of a Mexican city on a Mott Haven street

Business, Immigration May 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Only one place serves Puebla’s special sandwich Whenever Sabino Sanchez feels homesick, instead of boarding a plane to Puebla, Mexico, he goes to La Fiesta Mexicana in Mott Haven and has a Cemita. The Cemita, a sandwich filled with avocado, chipotle chili, an herb called Papalo, Oaxaca cheese and chickenRead More

In new home, Per Scholas creates opportunity

In new home, Per Scholas creates opportunity

Business, Education February 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

When Torrey Hopkins got out of jail in 1999, it was easy for him to find a job. Hopkins, who had done time for a non-violent offense he committed as a teenager, had done well in high school and had good references that landed him a job in information technology.Read More

Will old Bronx courthouse find new life?

Will old Bronx courthouse find new life?

Business December 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm 3 comments

The building’s owner seeks a tenant, ready to rent part of it to a health club if more grandiose ideas for the entire building don’t come to fruition soon.

Mott Haven’s pioneer of gentrification makes no apologies

Mott Haven’s pioneer of gentrification makes no apologies

Business October 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

Bruckner Bar and Grill lures artists and the coat and tie crowd By Lindsay Lazarski [email protected] When people compare Mott Haven to Williamsburg or call it “SoBro” or otherwise tab it as the next up-and coming-place to live, they almost always follow by mentioning the bars where artist and yuppiesRead More