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The Holdouts

"If it doesn't start doing something soon, I'm going to be out of business after 26 years."

Leases On Life

Manhattan: Broadway On The Upper West Side

The Life And Death Of The Mom-n-Pop

Small businesses help make New York's neighborhoods. But as the next issue of City Limits reports, economic trends and policy decisions are threatening their survival.

Got Juice?: Choices Loom After Power Project's Demise

A year after the collapse of a plan for new transmission lines to New York City, questions remain. Was the need for new infrastructure a myth? Or are tougher choices ahead for consumers?

Years Pass, But Question Remains: Is NYC Denying Welfare?

The benefits rolls are far smaller and the mayor is quite different, but the debate over welfare in New York still revolves around whether eligible applicants are being turned away.

When Brooklyn Projects Go Down, What Will Go Up?

NYCHA's using community input to plan for what to build after three public housing towers are demolished. But the plan means a loss of public housing, and it confronts deep distrust from some tenants.

The New NYC Entrepreneurs

New Yorkers are always on the move and the city's entrepreneurs wouldn't have it any other way.

Cuomo Agenda Sees City As Model

In his 250-page policy platform, the gubernatorial candidate models several proposals after what New York City is already doing. What does the city get in return?

Check Cashers Get New Respect

Some city officials and nonprofits are recognizing that in lower-income neighborhoods, many of which have a meager banking presence, check cashers fill a vital need.

After The Quake, Rebuilding Haiti From Brooklyn

The donation drives and telethons might be over, but local foundations and Haitian groups are just beginning their work to help the country and its people rebuild.

Lottery Opponents Want Warnings

The lottery is more important than ever to state finances. But counselors and a lawmaker want more done to protect those who don't have "a little bit of luck."

The Search for the Smoking Gun

The reasons for the race gap

Where It Hurts

The costs of black unemployment

Now What?

The Struggle for a Solution

The City's Latest
Hirings and Retirings

The new decade brings fresh faces to nonprofits large and small and a host of city agencies - along with a major gap in state housing leadership.

More Than Words?
Bloomberg and Race

The mayor has earned admiration from many quarters for improving the tenor of race relations. But the impact of his policies on blacks and Latinos give fodder to fans and foes alike.

Quiet Follows Harlem's
Rezoning For Redevelopment

The economy has accomplished what opponents of last year's 125th Street rezoning feared they could not: Slowing the pace of gentrification.

Term Limits Backlash:
Incumbents In Trouble

From the central Bronx to the North Shore of Staten Island, an unusually high number of incumbent City Councilmembers are in tough races this year. A look at some of the issues -- and seats -- in play.

Slings In Run For Mayor

Though City Councilman Tony Avella and "Reverend" Billy Talen have an uphill battle to beat Goliath this fall, they're banking on grassroots dissent against Bloomberg to propel their bids for office.

Mom-and-Pop Cafes Gird
For More City Regulation

How will small restaurateurs fare under the next round of rules about allergies, inspections and signage?

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New York City is known as a world capital of entrepreneurial activities across a wide range of different fields. In recent years, the interplay between supporting policies capable of generating new business activity and supporting the needs of workers has become more pronounced.

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Supporting Businesses, Strengthening Neighborhoods

By Robert Walsh

Supporting Businesses, Strengthening Neighborhoods

The city's commissioner of small business services says New York's efforts to bolster Business Improvement Districts will help to preserve the mom-and-pop character of neighborhood retail.



State of the Chains 2012

The Center for an Urban Future's latest report, State of the Chains, 2012, finds that the number of chain stores in New York City increased for the fifth straight year, underscored by especially strong growth among retailers in the Bronx.

A Brief History of Latino Politics in New York

From the 1930s to the present, a look at the candidates who have tried--and in some cases succeed--to increase Latino representation in the City Council, the state legislature, Congress, borough hall and beyond.