Archive for 'Business and Economics'

My Photo Project

Posted on 05. Jan, 2010 by .

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(click on slideshow to see info) The Union Square Holiday Market opens every year from November-December for the Holiday Season. For more info on the holiday market as well as other markets in New York City, click here.

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Ten Feet Deep

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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With the 00’s coming to an end on December 31, we can look back at this decade as the one that changed it all. From the 9/11 attacks to the crumbling economy, the 00’s turned our world upside down and shook to the core age old institutions, leaving most of them to scramble and try […]

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More Americans believe that economy and environment are linked, AP poll finds

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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An interesting new AP poll was released on Tuesday. The results indicate that more Americans believe that a cleaner environment leads to a healthier economy. This new trend appears antithetical to the traditional view that the environment needs to suffer for a strong economy. It also is good news for the democrats who are poised […]

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A Community Copy Center in the East Village

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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New York City Digital Copy Center is more than just a copy store.   The shop’s owner, Mousume Sarker, knows almost all of her customers.  Most of them have been coming for years. In an era when most needs traditionally met by a copy store are increasingly handled by cheap and efficient big box stores […]

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Dear Santa

Posted on 18. Dec, 2009 by .

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Most of the letters are handwritten, while some are typed. They don’t  ask for the same things, although there are recurring themes. Some are funny, some a little obnoxious, and some are very sad. But all of them start the exact same way: “Dear Santa.” After all, there is no other way to start a […]

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U.S. Cement to Open Plant in Red Hook

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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One day soon, U.S. Cement is opening a plant along the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Because Red Hook has industrial zoning, the cement plant only needs a few permits to open at 640 Columbia Street, across the street from Added Value (Red Hook’s Community Farm), and extremely close to Red Hook Park and playing […]

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Fixers' Collective at Proteus Gowanus

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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At the Fixers’ Collective, people meet every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. to communally repair broken objects. This group presents a local alternative to a consumer culture based on throwing away broken goods and buying new ones. A combination of young and old, mainly artists and craftspeople, generally come every week. New onlookers and […]

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CUNY Cornered the Cookie Story

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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The CUNY J-School was all over the closing of the Stella D’oro cookie factory in the Bronx.

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Christmas Shoe Shine: A Dance

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Have your shoes lost their luster? Are you in need of a little holiday cheer? Head over to While “U” Wait Shoe Shine at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, have a seat, and ask for Marco. Christmas Shoe Shine from Emily Johnson on Vimeo.

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Treat Your Feet

Posted on 16. Dec, 2009 by .

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At Nail Plus II in Maspeth, Queens customers are treated to the spa experience for just $15. Here a customer enjoys a pedicure administered by Nelly, a nail technician. A pedicure usually takes 15-20 minutes and is topped off with a free five minute soothing massage. Nail Plus Pedicure from uche abanobi on Vimeo.

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