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Chinese crepes, New York entrepreneur: How far can he go?

Chinese crepes, New York entrepreneur: How far can he go?
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A New Yorker who makes traditional Chinese “grab-and-go” street crepes wants to expand.


Comic book stores boom as bookstores disappear

Comic book stores boom as bookstores disappear
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Despite booming demand for instant purchases, comic book stores do business at a rapid clip.


Will Ladies Mile see a Black Friday bump?

Will Ladies Mile see a Black Friday bump?
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Fifth Avenue retailers wait to see if this year’s significant increase in median income will inflate Black Friday sales.


A weekly cycle of its own for Ben’s Kosher Deli

A weekly cycle of its own for Ben's Kosher Deli
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A family-owned deli actually has two owners to stay faithful to an orthodox Jewish tradition that prohibits operating a business on the Sabbath. Ben’s Deli stays open seven days a week without breaking any rules.


No room to grow for the Flower District

No room to grow for the Flower District
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Flower wholesalers in the historic 28th Street market are under strain from hotel construction and traffic but have no plans to relocate.


Project Runway winner launches plus size line at NYFW

Project Runway winner launches plus size line at NYFW
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Ashley Nell Tipton, winner of Project Runway, launched a new plus-size clothing line on the first day of New York Fashion Week.


New York’s fashion industry fears another shift

New York's fashion industry fears another shift
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With buildings being sold for other uses in the Garment District, fashion companies face a difficult choice: pay higher rent or move to Brooklyn.


Who’s a New Yorker? Chick-fil-A knows

Who's a New Yorker? Chick-fil-A knows
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Chick-fil-A opened its first full-service restaurant in New York City on October 3. Per company tradition, the restaurant held its famous First 100 Giveaway the night before.


EDIT provides platform for young designers at New York Fashion Week

EDIT provides platform for young designers at New York Fashion Week
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The small, elite trade show EDIT is more profitable for emerging lines than a runway show, according to the show’s director, though some exhibitors were unsatisfied with sales.


NYC tech start-ups face talent shortage

NYC tech start-ups face talent shortage
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While everything else in the NYC startup industry— funding, ideas and opportunities — are abundant and growing, talented workers, especially technical developers, are hard to find.


Rock Star Crystals fills a pricey vacancy amid small business turnover in Chelsea

Rock Star Crystals fills a pricey vacancy amid small business turnover in Chelsea
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Specialty store Rock Star Crystals moves into a neighborhood where shuttered windows often line the streets, as mom-and-pop businesses find it difficult to find affordable leases in Chelsea.


Fantasy football parties a boon for businesses

Fantasy football parties a boon for businesses
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Fantasy football, an $11 billion industry, is making money for Midtown West bars and restaurants that host draft parties.


Mayor de Blasio’s small business initiative: Who has input?

Mayor de Blasio's small business initiative: Who has input?
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Mayor de Blasio’s new initiative will help small businesses, but some wonder if non-English-speaking business owners in the community will be heard.


Street Vendor Project launches campaign to expand retail-on-wheels

Street Vendor Project launches campaign to expand retail-on-wheels
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The Street Vendor Project launched a new campaign to request more vendor licenses, permits and open streets.


Career-changer sees a local fashion future

Career-changer sees a local fashion future
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Dana Glaeser, 37, quit his job as a marketing executive to start his own accessories company, and was among nearly 3,000 participants in the NY Now Trade Show in late August.


Farmers market vendors push for revised parking regulations in Herald Square

Farmers market vendors push for revised parking regulations in Herald Square
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Farmers market vendors move a step closer to having parking regulations revised in Herald Square.


Fashion groups join to support Garment District and emerging designers

Fashion groups join to support Garment District and emerging designers
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As fashion tenants slowly leave the Garment District, a group of small businesses, non-profits and emerging designers come together to revitalize the area’s stylish legacy.


Startups move to co-shared offices amid high real estate prices

Startups move to co-shared offices amid high real estate prices
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Skyrocketing real estate prices are pushing budding entrepreneurs to seek alternative office space that helps them participate in New York’s booming technology industry.


Grassroots theater in turmoil

Grassroots theater in turmoil
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Over the past ten years, 25% of all off-off Broadway spaces have been forced to close their doors or relocate several times due to unaffordable rents and city gentrification.


Gadgets top choice for back-to-school shoppers

Gadgets top choice for back-to-school shoppers
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As more students download books on e-readers, do their classwork on tablets and submit printed assignments, technology items are in great demand during this back-to-school season in Midtown West.


Room service change at Hilton leads a new industry trend

Room service change at Hilton leads a new industry trend
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The New York Hilton Midtown hotel ceased traditional room service and replaced it with Herb N’ Kitchen, a grab-n-go cafeteria. Some other major New York City hotels are reducing room service hours, suggesting a new trend.


Chelsea locals prevent new restaurant from opening

Chelsea locals prevent new restaurant from opening
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Local residents prevailed against the owner of a Cuban bar and restaurant who wanted to open a new location on the ground floor of a West 26th Street condominium, between 6th and 7th avenues.