The Brooklyn Ink asked people on the street: How is the economy working for you?
How a contestant stole the panel’s heart for an unexpected victory in a competition for business ideas.
George Rodriguez, 32, was evicted from his apartment in Sunset Park, but a job selling waters and sodas outside of a mini mall on Fifth Avenue changed his fate.
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
By Caitlin Kasunich Since July 2009, the second floor of 136 Lawrence St. in Downtown Brooklyn has served as a collective house for many young people who move in and out of New York City. They share all of their food and spend much of their time together. They work on various creative arts projects […]
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 […]