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At the Corner Deli, a Yemeni Immigrant Saga

Every time you buy a beer or a lottery ticket at a bodega run by Mohamed Mohamed or one of his countrymen, you tap into a story of ethnic succession and a struggle to reconcile one culture with another.

Hungry For Customers or Aid, Rockaways Businesses Struggle

By some estimates, two thirds of businesses on the peninsula are still closed after Hurricane Sandy. Some of those that are operating are suffering because their customer base has been displaced.

Protect Immigrant Work Rights—-By Making them Owners

Statistics show immigrant workers frequently suffer wage theft. One solution pioneered by a Brooklyn center is to launch cooperatives where the workers are also owners.

East Harlem: Of 500 Budget Ideas, a Few Survive

Delegates in Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito's district had to get savvy about how to get the maximum out of their million. So they expanded the scope of potential projects and limited the number they'd consider.

Report: Young NYers Face Higher Barriers To Public Assistance

A study of low-income New Yorkers under the age of 24 indicates they have trouble getting welfare benefits to which they are entitled. City officials say the report—and others that raised similar questions—suffers from poor methodology.

The Poor Have Numbers. Do They Count?

The number of low-income New Yorkers is a matter of statistics. Answering deeper questions about poverty demands drilling down deep into the lives of individual people, a few of whose stories are presented in this month's issue of City Limits.

Even Entrepreneurs Need Food Stamps

Tanya Fields is a college graduate starting her own business. She's also a welfare recipient trying to keep benefits in place until she can support herself. Can she do it all?

Shopping For Change In Crown Heights

Like many Brooklyn neighborhoods, it is seeing a surge in new businesses and young residents. Do the doubts about gentrification run deeper there?

Staten Island's Black History, Revisited

At a local museum, a community bears witness to the black experience on Staten Island, as some of its last remaining historic structures are landmarked.

Credits As Collateral: Schools Withhold Records If Debts Unpaid

Some students transferring to public school arrive with no educational records because a private or parochial school has withheld them until tuition debts are paid.

Fact Checking The State Of The City

Mayor Bloomberg's annual address promised modest new initiatives and claimed major successes over the past year and his whole tenure.

How Health Care Repeal Would Affect New York

Republicans want to reverse President Obama's health care reform law. What would that mean for New Yorkers?

Diagnosing A Defeat: Why The Sick Leave Bill Failed

A measure to ensure all workers have paid sick leave had enough votes to pass the City Council. So why did Speaker Quinn kill it?

On The Move

The city's transit system is better than you think. It's also under more strain than politicians admit.

Five Boroughs. One City. No Plan.

Is the city's failure to plan a plan for failure?

The Strip

"If you're the manager of a chain, a clean sidewalk doesn't change the numbers on the register."

The Casualties

"A lot of small businesses aren't getting the assistance they need to become more competitive."

The Survivors

"People want to shop local. There is a big movement around it, and people understand it."

Small Businesses On The Edge In Bay Ridge

In an excerpt from the City Limits magazine investigation of small businesses in New York, a look at the holdouts along increasingly chain-ganged 86th Street.

The Hurt of the Hub

A look at the Bronx Business Improvement District at Third Avenue and 155th Street.


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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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