(BPT) - While many people focus on personal health goals in the new year, the beginning of the year is also a great time to check your financial fitness. So how can you whip your finances into shape?
Action needs to be taken to improve mobility between northern and southern Queens along the Woodhaven Boulevard corridor, including to and from Midtown Manhattan.
A new study by Queens College, Community Impact Study of Proposed Uses of the Rockaway Beach Branch Right of Way, reports that the region’s transit users must endure a subway trip that is 42 percent longer than the New York City average. In some cases, such as from Far Rockaway to Midtown, the subway journey time is at least an hour. Travel to other parts of Queens can exceed two hours. In contrast, the Long Island Rail Road trains that crossed Jamaica Bay on the Rockaway Beach Line took as little as 43 minutes.
(StatePoint) You may have heard the rule of thumb that you shouldn't buy a home unless you can put down 20 percent of the purchase price. However, today’s home buyers have many choices when it comes to the size of the down payment.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz kicked off the second part of her Jamaica Planning Initiative Conference last Saturday at York College.
The effort, kicked off by Katz this past summer, once again brought several hundred people from the government, business, real estate, finance, education and residential property-owner sectors of the community.
The de Blasio administration has secured $10 million in commitments toward the city’s bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The money was pledged by the 101 businesses, civic and labor leaders that make up the Host Committee, officials said.
It’s going to be a wonderful life this December at Bonelle Pastry Shop, Forest Hills residents hope.
More than 700 customers of the beloved and authentic French bakery, located at 108-30 Ascan Ave., have signed a petition to keep the shop open after owner Rahita Raval announced that the landlord, Babad Management, was ending the shop’s month-to-month tenancy by Dec. 31.
In an era when there are cable news networks devoted to reporting the world of big business and world finance, an Obama administration official was in Bayside last week talking small business.
“Small businesses account for 51 percent of the jobs in this country,” said Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration.
He’s 81 and fighting to remain in the house where he was born. The Willets Point area — never a real neighborhood — is special to Joe Ardizzone and he wants to live out his life there.
The only resident in the 60-acre site is battling the city and developers, who want to transform the Willets Point area into a mixed-use development, using the Citi Field parking lot for a mall and parking garage and adding shops, restaurants and parking to Ardizzone’s area off 126th Street.
There’s a reason they say hard work, laser-like determination and people skills can lead to great success in business: because it’s true. Just ask Thomas Chen.
Chen came to the United States from Taiwan in 1982, when he was 27, with just a few dollars in his pocket and no English skills whatsoever. Settling in Elmhurst, he was alone for his first year here, having left his wife and their young son back home. His first job was ironing shirts and pants in a garment factory in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
The formal opening of a new apartment complex doesn’t often draw politicians, business and civic leaders to the ribbon cutting.
The developers of Norman Towers welcomed the public to a reception in their courtyard at 90-14 161 St. in Jamaica on Oct. 28.
(BPT) - Are you making your bank account work for you? These days, checking accounts come with a variety of features, such as mobile alerts, that can help you take control of your finances and better manage your spending and saving. Are you taking advantage of them?
(BPT) - Cures for disease, increased food production and higher graduation rates are most likely not the first outcomes you associate with big data. Worrisome incidents of data being stolen from major retailers and other businesses that have recently made the news may be more familiar. Those stories bring an important point to light and it’s vital that consumers and companies take protecting private data very seriously. But that same personal data - whether it’s about your health, finances or shopping history - can help organizations create incredible innovations that have the ability to improve the lives of every person on the planet. So why does data collection seem so scary?
(Family Features) Many aspiring entrepreneurs hesitate to pursue their professional dreams due to the seemingly daunting risks of failure associated with starting a business from the ground up. Opening a franchise is an avenue that allows you to reap the benefits of owning your own small business without all of the costly trade-offs.
Mayor de Blasio has selected another trustee for the Queens Library Board, this time appointing James Haddad, a litigation attorney, Forest Hills resident and father of four.
(BPT) - About 16 million Americans work from home – a number that Global Workplace Analytics expects will increase by 63 percent over the next five years. In fact, every 12 seconds someone starts a new home-based business in the United States, according to Business for Home. Access to new technology, increased job flexibility and a higher earning potential are just some of the reasons many entrepreneurs consider a home-based business more rewarding than the typical corporate cubical.