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Flatbush Beauty Businesses Struggle to Regain Footing, Three Years After COVID

Flatbush Beauty Businesses Struggle to Regain Footing, Three Years After COVID

At-home haircuts became commonplace during the pandemic. Three years later, hairdressers in Flatbush deal with high supply costs, increased rent and far fewer customers.
No More Airbnb in NYC? Behind The Legal Battle Over Short-Term Rentals, Pt.1

No More Airbnb in NYC? Behind The Legal Battle Over Short-Term Rentals, Pt.1

A short-term rental restriction passed earlier this year will make Airbnb hosting, once an easy and lucrative business venture, far more difficult for homeowners in New York City. This two-part BK Reader investigation dives deep into this restriction, and how those most affected by it are fighting back.
This Business Incubator in Flatbush is Paving the Way for a Thriving Brooklyn

This Business Incubator in Flatbush is Paving the Way for a Thriving Brooklyn

Located in the bustling intersection of Flatbush and Caton Avenue, The Mangrove is putting power back into the people's hands.
City Says Forthcoming Interborough Railway Would Improve Commerce in East NY. But Who Will Benefit? Pt. 1

City Says Forthcoming Interborough Railway Would Improve Commerce in East NY. But Who Will Benefit? Pt. 1

After the Interborough Express was confirmed, private business has quickly moved to partner with developers in East New York for business opportunities. But are local businesses ready to take advantage of the potential boon — and is the City ready to protect their interests?
Viral TikTok Video Helps Local Restaurant, Filly Luv, Become a Bed-Stuy Food Staple

Viral TikTok Video Helps Local Restaurant, Filly Luv, Become a Bed-Stuy Food Staple

After a viral TikTok video, Filly Luv, a Black-woman-owned restaurant in Bed-Stuy found themselves with lines outside of their restaurant.
Unmasking the Skyrocketing Cost of Food in Brooklyn, Pt. 2

Unmasking the Skyrocketing Cost of Food in Brooklyn, Pt. 2

The pandemic boom of overanxious shoppers stockpiling foods is over. Why, then, are grocery shoppers paying so much now for so little? In the second of this two-part series on food shopping in Brooklyn, BK Reader examines how grocers and residents are taking matters into their own hands.
‘I’m Gonna Bet on Myself’: Meet Some of Brooklyn’s Newest Business Owners Opening After COVID

‘I’m Gonna Bet on Myself’: Meet Some of Brooklyn’s Newest Business Owners Opening After COVID

Many of Brooklyn’s new business owners have taken risks to pursue their visions after a rough three years. Here’s how they’re doing now.
Unmasking the Skyrocketing Cost of Food in Brooklyn, Pt. 1

Unmasking the Skyrocketing Cost of Food in Brooklyn, Pt. 1

The pandemic boom of overanxious shoppers stockpiling foods is over. Why, then, are grocery shoppers paying so much now for so little? In this two-part series on food shopping in Brooklyn, BK Reader examines some of the reasons and possible solutions for the outrageously high cost of food.
Gullah Geechee Brunch is a 'Sweet Catch' in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Gullah Geechee Brunch is a 'Sweet Catch' in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Step off busy Nostrand Avenue into a cool, coastal-inspired oasis for a carafe of mimosas and a seafood-rich brunch.
Here's What Mayor Adams, Shopify President Said About the State of NYC's Small Businesses

Here's What Mayor Adams, Shopify President Said About the State of NYC's Small Businesses

Over 100 NYC small business owners were in-attendance at the event, including several from Brooklyn.