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Coping Through Crisis: A Look at the State of Brooklyn’s Black-Owned Restaurants, Pt. 1

Coping Through Crisis: A Look at the State of Brooklyn’s Black-Owned Restaurants, Pt. 1

This is the first in a two-part series on Brooklyn's Black-owned restaurants that are struggling to stay open amidst a new wave of pandemic challenges. 
Brooklyn Resident Carla Giarrusso, Overcomes Barriers to Create Exceptional Buildings

Brooklyn Resident Carla Giarrusso, Overcomes Barriers to Create Exceptional Buildings

In construction, women only make up around 11% of the workforce, but that never discouraged Giarrusso.
Three Years Post-Lockdown, Has Crowdfunding Saved Brooklyn’s Distressed Restaurants? Pt. 2

Three Years Post-Lockdown, Has Crowdfunding Saved Brooklyn’s Distressed Restaurants? Pt. 2

This is the second in a two-part series on the outcomes for restaurants in Brooklyn that turned to crowdfunding as a lifeline during COVID.
City Pushes for Electric Rides but There Aren't Enough Chargers, Drivers Say

City Pushes for Electric Rides but There Aren't Enough Chargers, Drivers Say

The TLC plans to make 400 additional EV licenses available on March 29.
NYCHA Trials E-Bike Chargers at Van Dyke Development

NYCHA Trials E-Bike Chargers at Van Dyke Development

E-bike chargers and storage units are being tested at a Housing Authority complex in Brownsville.
'It has opened up so many doors': Thousands Find a Second Chance at Barclays Center Job Fair

'It has opened up so many doors': Thousands Find a Second Chance at Barclays Center Job Fair

Forty-two employers including CVS Health, Lowe’s, Starbucks, Amtrak, and Con Edison interviewed candidates on the spot. People also received free interview coaching, haircuts, professional attire and headshots.
Three Years Post-Lockdown, Has Crowdfunding Saved Brooklyn’s Distressed Restaurants? Pt. 1

Three Years Post-Lockdown, Has Crowdfunding Saved Brooklyn’s Distressed Restaurants? Pt. 1

This is the first in a two-part series on the outcomes for restaurants in Brooklyn that turned to crowdfunding as a lifeline during COVID
Sandwiches Waaaay Bigger Than Your Mouth: Popular Queens Sandwich Shop, Compton's, Opens a Brooklyn Location

Sandwiches Waaaay Bigger Than Your Mouth: Popular Queens Sandwich Shop, Compton's, Opens a Brooklyn Location

New Yorker favorites like the Burrata BLT, the Vodka Chicken Parm and the latest— the Greenpointer— will be featured on the menu.
Frutango Juice Bar Brings Healthy Caribbean-Inspired Options to Flatbush

Frutango Juice Bar Brings Healthy Caribbean-Inspired Options to Flatbush

Frutango Juice Bar has opened their doors, offering Flatbush locals juice and smoothie products with no additional additives or extra sugars.
Beloved Ukrainian Diner Veselka is Getting a New Williamsburg Location

Beloved Ukrainian Diner Veselka is Getting a New Williamsburg Location

Veselka, the beloved East Village Ukrainian diner, is planning to open a new 5,000 square-foot space in Williamsburg.