Tag Archives: Business

Twinkling Once More

Call it the dollar-nose-ring-barometer. Maria Sanchez, sells these and other pieces of inexpensive jewelry from a table she sets up across from the Knickerbocker Avenue subway station in Bushwick. For the past two years she has been selling bangles, rings, and assorted small trinkets. But only in the past six months has business been good. […]

From Happy New Year to Good Yoga

  Flannery Foster and Ray Gonzales, co-founders of Good Yoga.  If a pair of strangers had not met on New Years Eve of 2009, Good Yoga would not exist in Greenpoint. That night, Flannery Foster, 33, went to a party at the apartment of Ray Gonazales, 34. The apartment looked like a loft with white […]

Polish Flavor Lingers in Greenpoint Despite Changing Ethnic Demographics

Ana Dricdzic doesn’t want her neighborhood to change. The owner of Staropolski Meat Market & Deli, located on Manhattan Avenue — Greenpoint’s main commercial strip — Dricdzic holds forth on the ethnic character of her neighborhood in between phone calls in Polish and warm transactions with customers. Her small shop is stocked with Polish breads, […]

Panera Bread coming to Borough Hall

The nation-wide food chain Panera Bread is opening it’s first Brooklyn restaurant in Borough Hall. Panera Bread signed a 15-year lease for 4,500 square feet at 345 Adams St. The chain’s neighbors will include a Morton’s The Steakhouse next door, and a Shake Shack across the street, reports Crains New York. The 29-year-old chain, based […]

Tanning Salons Wrestle with Tax

by Manuel Rueda This summer, the federal government imposed a 10 percent sales tax on indoor tanning that angered salon owners and faithful clients like Snooki from The Jersey Shore. “I don’t go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10% tax on tanning.” She said on the TV show this summer “McCain would never put […]

Brooklyn Has Largest Job Growth in the City

Brooklyn was named the city with the fourth largest gains in employment, said a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment grew 1.4 percent in the first quarter of 2010.  A lot of the 8,6000 new jobs in Brooklyn can be attributed to a hiring spree in the home health care industry, […]