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Nail & Beauty Salon Grading System

Last week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Council Member Rafael Espinal, chair of the City Council's Committee on Consumer Affairs, officially unveiled a legislative package relating to the creation of a letter grading system for cosmetology businesses, including nail salons, spas, barber shops, beauty parlors and other similar establishments throughout the five boroughs.
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Italian Company Plans $15.5M Bronx Facility With City Aid

An Italian company that makes high-end furniture, lighting, home accessories and jewelry would purchase and renovate a 50,000-square-foot vacant building in the Bronx with the help of city tax breaks under a plan officials with the New York City Industrial Development Agency will review next week....
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E&M Sells Bronx-Heavy Portfolio For $54M

E&M Associates sold a 13-building portfolio, comprised of 11 buildings in Bronx and two in Northern Manhattan, for $53.7 million, according to city records....
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FreshDirect Breaks Ground On New South Bronx Facility

FreshDirect, a leading online fresh food grocer, is excited to announce the groundbreaking on its new South Bronx headquarters today....
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Young Woo Reveals Plans For Bronx Post Office Space

Young Woo & Associates has filed permits to convert the recently purchased Bronx General Post Office to a mixed-use building, including space for retail, dining and offices....
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NYS’ Tax Policy Director Named “Person Of The Year”

A national publication has honored the NYS Tax Department’s policy chief with its annual Person of the Year Award for his vital role in the passage of sweeping corporate tax reform....
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Breaking Ground On 66-Unit Bronx Development

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) commissioner Vicki Been joined its largest Asian-American-owned affordable housing development partner developer Yuco Real Estate Co., Inc. (www.yucoinc.com ) and its financing partners to celebrate the start of construction on the Brook Ave. Apartments, a two-building, 66-unit development that will be constructed on vacant formerly city-owned land in the Mott Haven neighborhood. The development will benefit from the use of underused air rights of neighboring one-story Con Edison facilities....
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Bronx Hotel Boom Gains Steam

The hotel boom in South Bronx is showing no signs of slowing down....
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South Bronx Waterfront Site Sells For $32M

Investors continue to flock to the South Bronx waterfront....
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E-Filing Saves New Yorkers $45M Annually

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced today that e-filing continues to gain strength, reducing by 15% the number of paper income tax returns filed during last year’s tax season....
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Harbor Group Picks Up 2 Bronx Retail Properties For $35M

The Harbor Group purchased two commercial properties at 305-315 East Fordham Road in the Bronx for a combined $34.6 million, according to property records filed with the city today....
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‘Wizard Of Oz’ Cowardly Lion Costume Fetches $3M At Auction

The Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film “The Wizard of Oz” and the piano from the movie “Casablanca” each sold for over $3 million at a New York City auction....
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$30M Bronx Waterfront Site Could Give Way To Residential Towers

A tract of waterfront property in North Bronx’s University Heights, known to some as Fordham’s Landing, is being pitched as the perfect site for a massive residential tower development....
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Applegrad Buys More Of Bronx With $14M From Signature

Bronx landlord Sam Applegrad bought a $19 million multifamily building in the borough with $14.25 million from Signature Bank....
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Donald Trump's Brand New Championship Golf Course In Bronx

New York City is about to get a brand new championship-caliber golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. And, anyone is going to be able to play it....
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The Startup That Is Really Thinking Outside The Box

StartUp Box is the revolutionary social enterprise that is transforming the tech industry by creating opportunities in the South Bronx, N.Y. Majora Carter and James Chase are the unstoppable husband-wife team behind the operation, which is based in the Carter’s childhood home of Hunts Point....
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Thrift Shop Operator Buys Bronx Properties For $7.2M

The operator of Le Point Value Thrift, a chain of thrift shop clothing stores in Brooklyn and the Bronx, has closed on the $7.2 million purchase of a block-front commercial property and an adjacent two-family house in the Wakefield section of Bronx....
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Best Of Bronx: Sneak Hats

A Parkchester father and son started their own hat company out of their own living room....
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Bronx Set To Become $2B Investment Hot Spot

Robust job growth, new retail and residential projects, and pro-business local officials are among the reasons investors are finding the Bronx an attractive place for their investment dollars....
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4th Annual "Savor The Bronx" Restaurant Week

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. officially kicked off the 4th Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week today at The Bronx Beer Hall in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market....
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Bronx Sees Increase Of Chain Stores

Bronx is booming and more chain stores are opening for business in the borough, according to one non-profit economic development corporation.
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Comptroller Highlights Recent Deposits Of $20M In Banking Development Districts In Brooklyn & Bronx

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today visited Ridgewood Savings Bank, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn and Spring Bank, in South Bronx, to highlight the importance of Banking Development Districts (BDDs). The Comptroller's Office has deposited $10 million in state funds in each of the two bank branches.

The Rise Оf Chinese Technology Аnd Тhe US Response

In 1914 the Europeans (including the British) ruled the world. Their empires spanned the globe, their culture reigned supreme, financially they were the center of the world, their science was a marvel and they had convinced themselves and a good part of the world that they possessed a moral superiority. But by 1945, they had massacred tens of millions of their citizens, bombed their beautiful cities into ruble and bankrupted themselves financially and morally. German, the emerging language of technology in 1914, disappeared from the pages of global science.
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A Greek-American Is Building The Largest Movie Studio In NYC

After creating four giants in New York City’s construction sector, serial-entrepreneur John Kalafatis, has started the development of a hundred-million-dollar movie studio in the Big Apple, tapping into the city’s booming movie-industry.
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Apple Only Interested In White Americans

No stores in black areas.
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BP Diaz Hosts Re-Opening Of Zaro’s In Parkchester

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today joined the Zaro family and other community leaders to host the grand re-opening of the new Zaro’s Family Bakery retail location in Parkchester.
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Blink Fitness Opens Its Newest Bronx Location In The Hub

Blink Fitness, the premium-quality, value-based fitness club, is excited to announce the opening of its newest Bronx location in The Hub.
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JPMorgan Chase Pumps $500G Into NY Workforce Development

A big bank is dropping big bucks — more than $500,000 — on workforce development in New York City.
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Bronx Entrepreneur Finds Success With New Fashion Line

A recent college graduate from Bronx is making waves with his new clothing line.
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Clean Energy Fuels Begins First Bronx CNG Fueling Station

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America- the City of New York, and community leaders broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx that will fuel multiple fleets operating across the city.

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Mohammed Ademo

is a digital media student at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is covering Morrisania for the BronxInk.org. Ademo previously worked as a community organizer and activist. He is also the founder of OPride.com, a website that aggregates news about his home country of Ethiopia.