November 27, 2018


Remind consumers of the rich value of their local communities by serving them hyperlocal content through social media channels. Digitalizing the daily smiles and friendly chats that consumers have in their local communities throug...

November 14, 2018

A lawyer who says she was defamed on Yelp is asking the Supreme Court to decide whether Yelp can be forced to remove negative posts. “This is a case of crucial importance,” lawyers for California attorney Dawn Hassell write in a  petition filed with the Supreme Court ....

February 8, 2018

Small businesses are an endangered entity in New York City. Between the exorbitant rents, commercial taxes, and landlords renting to chain stores, more and more mom-and-pop shops are closing their doors.

This Sunday on “Represent NYC,” Council Member Helen Rosenthal tal...

May 16, 2017

This morning I joined Landmark West, Public Advocate Leticia JamesCity Council Member Helen Rosenthal,  and over one hundred UWS residents  of all ages, who are outraged by the development proposed for 200 Amsterdam Avenue, at West 69th Street.

This proposed deve...

May 2, 2017

Yesterday I schlepped up to Albany on one of three charter-buses, filled with members of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, a delegation of civic and cultural leaders, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz , and other elected officials from the borough of my birth

Our mi...

April 11, 2017

Thank you to all the immigrant-owned small businesses, and the contributions they make to our local economies. 

February 21, 2017

It never ceases to amaze me, when a local merchant tells me their business is spending hundreds of dollars each month on Google Adwords; while doing absolutely nothing to improve their organic local search ranking for free.

In this post, I'...

September 30, 2016

The iconic, Carnegie Deli first opened in 1937. President & owner, Marian Harper, issued the following statement,

"As you all know, the restaurant business is one of the hardest jobs in New York City. At this stage of my life, the early morning to late night days have t...

September 28, 2016

The New York City Department of Small Business Services today announced the creation of the NYC Food & Beverage Hospitality Council, an alliance of over 30 leading NYC industry professionals and businesses to promote the sustained growth of the local food and beverage...

September 23, 2016

Businesses close to the site of Saturday's bombing in Chelsea, that injured 29 people are still repairing damage they suffered from the explosion. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that the state would provide monetary help for businesses damaged in the exp...

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