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(BPT) - Businesses of all sizes, especially small and mid-size businesses, have faced a number of divergent economic headwinds since the onset of The Great Recession in late 2008. Chances are good that during that time, a business held on tightly to the cash it had, put its growth plans on hold or both.
Mayor Bloomberg thinks other United States cities should work with immigrant communities like New York does.
Last week the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs released Blueprints for Immigrant Integration that included policies on language access, police and community engagement, economic development and entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and citizenship —and “served as detailed guides to support the replication of New York City models.”
To celebrate its newest retail location in Queens, TD Bank, hosted a Grand Opening Celebration at the bank’s new store at 76-02 Main St. in Kew Garden Hills, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Above, TD Bank Store Manager Bernard Dolington (holding scissors), left to right, Hal Wenig, chief financial officer of General Human Outreach in the Community Inc.; Linda Spiegel,
Subway announcements of delays and other disruptions are clearer than they’ve ever been since the Straphangers Campaign started analyzing them in 1997, but they’re still comprehensible and accurate only a little more than half the time, the transit advocacy group reported Oct. 4.
Fifty-nine percent of the announcements were clear and correct in 2012, the Straphangers Campaign reported, compared to 51 percent in 2011 and 40 percent in 2010. The 2012 survey marked the 11th time since 1997 that the organization, an arm of the New York Public Interest Research Group, studied the announcements by deploying volunteers throughout the system.
Solar energy, once thought to be out of reach for the average homeowner because of the perceived costs, is getting a second look thanks to new leasing options. Businesses and consumers seeking to reduce energy costs and do something good for the planet are choosing the solar lease as a smart way to finance solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
A report issued last week reasserted that Queens continues to get hit hard by the housing crunch, and that Jamaica continues to get hit harder than anywhere else in the borough.
But Daniel George doesn’t need the ugly statistics. He deals with the people behind them every day.
There is much to commend in Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch’s recently released plan to address New York’s long-term fiscal problems, including its call to change the start of the state’s fiscal year from April 1 to July 1, apply generally accepted accounting principles to the state’s budgeting, require multiyear financial planning and require quarterly certification that the state budget is on track, with mandatory adjustments if it is not.
A group of Rochdale Village residents said this week that the management of the Jamaica housing complex has banned their organization and aggressively blocked their efforts to put together a meeting to review the administration’s policies.
Academy of Enterprise and Finance students Juan Carlos Pinilla (l.) and Michael Kaczynski listen as Luis Mercado, the wireless supervisor at the Long Island City Best Buy, explains his job last week.
A 60-year-old Astoria man, Paul Bauers, has been accused of an elaborate identity theft crime, which officials say lasted at least three years.
For years, retirement planning was a matter of simple arithmetic. With the house paid off and the children moved out, expenses were easy to project. Social Security combined with a company pension to create a predictable income, and any shortfall between projected income and expenses told you how much you needed to save to cover the gap.
Years worth of hard work and determination paid off for more than 700 local men and women on Friday, as they walked across the York College stage to receive their undergraduate degrees.
A Wall Street investment group, organ-ized by one of Southeast Queens’ largest churches, recently opened its new office at 114-16A Merrick Boulevard in South Jamaica to provide ongoing services to the community.