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In East Harlem, Modest Hopes on Small Business Saturday

BY JACKSON CHEN | Small business owners in East Harlem may have jumped aboard the don’t-forget-us shopping holiday that follows by one day the blockbuster Black Friday, but they weren’t holding out unduly great expectations for Small Business Saturday. The “Shop Small” day was created in 2010 by American Express to follow directly on Black […]

BY JACKSON CHEN | Whipsawed by the door-busting madness of Black Friday and the customer comforts of online shopping on Cyber Monday, local businesses on the Upper East and West Sides are trying to figure out where they belong in the mix. As part of a worldwide trend, Black Friday numbers have been on the decline, […]

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Take the H.E.L.M. On Mon., Sept. 24, the city Economic Development Corporation launched Take the H.E.L.M.: Hire + Expand in Lower Manhattan, a competition designed to bring various creative firms into the neighborhood. The competition aims to further broaden the scope of Lower Manhattan companies — which, historically, have been primarily finance-based. Amid the surge […]

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