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Kingsbridge Predicted To Be 2017’s Hottest NYC Neighborhood

Years of efforts by elected officials and community stakeholders to revitalize the business climate and housing prospects in the Kingsbridge section of Bronx have now paid off.

 

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Bronx Community Gardens Grew And Sold 1,500 lbs+ Of Serrano Peppers

This year 28 community gardens in the Bronx produced and sold 1,500 lbs of serrano peppers to Small Axe Peppers for use in this year’s production of The Bronx Hot Sauce....
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Small Business Administration Roundtable For Hispanic Business Leaders

On Wednesday, November 30, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Kellie I. LeDet, the Business Initiative Corporation of New York and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation co-hosted a roundtable discussion on ways to help Hispanic business owners invest and actively participate in the economic growth of Bronx....
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Law Department Defeats Legal Effort To Stop Citywide Wi-Fi Project

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at stopping a key City initiative to bring free high-speed broadband to the public, the City Law Department announced today....
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Top 10 Ways To Enjoy A Sales Tax-Free Summer

Summer officially breezes in on June 20, and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is reminding New Yorkers that some of the best warm-weather activities can be enjoyed free of sales tax....
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Judge Offers Solution To Kingsbridge Armory Squabble

A Bronx Supreme Court judge offered a possible compromise in the fight over the Kingsbridge Armory, but the developer doesn’t seem keen on it....
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Investors Poured $1B Into South Bronx property In 2015

South Bronx real estate investment blew up in 2015. Developers and investors spent $1.1 billion there, with a focus on neighborhoods such as Mott Haven and Melrose, according to a new report from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr....
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Financial Empowerment & Free Tax Preparation

On Saturday, April 2, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., local community-based organizations and New York City agencies will provide information about financial empowerment, IDNYC and access to banking, free tax preparation, and other important resources and services, including employment protections, small business services, and ActionNYC, which provides free legal services for immigrant New Yorkers....
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New Senior Care Business Opens In Bronx

When Michael Adeleke worked in a nursing home, he saw first-hand the negative impact of seniors not having their own caregivers. ...
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Tax Department Extends Hours To Help Sales Tax Filers

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said today it will extend its sales tax call center hours....
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Bronx Unemployment Drops To 6.6%

Bronx job statistics continued to improve this month, according to the latest numbers from the New York State Department of Labor....
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Bronx Small Business Community Unites To Hold Public Forum On The Future Of Small Business

Small Businesses in Bronx are facing a crisis and fighting for their survival. ...
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Baldor Specialty Foods Launches A New Website

On Monday night, Hunt’s Point’s own Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the largest food distributors in the Northeast, celebrated the launch of their new website, which will completely automate the food ordering process, with their customers, farmers, chefs and food industry leaders....
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Trion Real Estate Management Adds 5 Residential Complexes To Its NY Real Estate Management Portfolio

Trion Real Estate ManagemenT, a tri-state area leader in full service property management headquartered in Yonkers, NY, is now managing five new residential complexes in Westchester, bringing its real estate management portfolio to over 1,700 units throughout 28 properties....
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Lowest Water Rate Increase In 10 Year Proposed

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection today proposed a 3.24% increase in the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) water rate to the New York City Water Board....
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Do Not Miss Out: Valuable Income Tax Credits

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the valuable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)....
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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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Largest NYC Woman-Owned Catering & Food Service Company To Relocate From Manhattan To South Bronx

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Great Performances – the largest woman-owned catering and food service company in New York City – will relocate from Manhattan to South Bronx.
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City Hosts Immigrant Worker Convening In Bronx

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA, a.k.a. the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection), in partnership with New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), and partner organizations hosted Building Bridges: A Convening for NYC Immigrant Workers last night at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx.
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Tax Season’s Dynamic Duo: E-File & Direct Deposit

New York State Taxpayer Advocate Margaret Neri today encouraged all New York State taxpayers to e-file their tax returns and have any refund directly deposited into their bank account.
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Some Economic Common Sense

As most observers have expected, the US and Chinese stock markets have been rising in anticipation of a US/China deal. Hopefully there will be good news on this front. If there is no agreement or hope for future agreement, the stock markets will head down again.
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NYCHA Offers Free Tax Preparation For Residents And Low-Income New Yorkers

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) – in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and the Food Bank For New York City – announced today the kick-off of free tax preparation services across the five boroughs, ensuring thousands of NYCHA residents and other low-income families receive the tax refunds they deserve.
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Bronx Food Tech Event

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.'s office, along with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, The Bronx Chamber of Commerce, and Metropolitan College of New York, will host a Bronx Food Tech event.
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DCA 101: What Start-Up Businesses Need To Know About Consumer Protection Law

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced DCA 101, a new series of informational workshops provided by DCA lawyers to help New York City businesses understand and comply with the law.
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Opening A Small Business In New York

Many people consider opening a small business in New York because of the outstanding opportunities for growth available in the state.
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Ways To Manage Debt During The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means most people get to spend more time with loved ones and enjoy some time off from work.
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The Amazon

I am finding out that discussing the Amazon HQ2 project in Long Island City is as treacherous as traveling down the Amazon River on a raft ─ full of wild rapids and deep trenches and home to biting amphibians. And that is just around people I love!

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Chase Scheinbaum

is a student at the Columbia Journalism School, covering the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before coming to Columbia he worked as a staff reporter for a midsize daily newspaper in Western Massachusetts, and a freelance writer for regional magazines and a daily newspaper there.