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New Park a Nightmare for Jackson Heights businesses

November 10, 2011

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A new park on what was a busy 37 th road in Jackson Heights, Queens, is putting local stores along the route out of business. Since the road was closed on September 20, businesses say customers are no longer coming,resulting in a 60 to 70 percent reduction in sales. Some of the 300 stores on […]

Oktoberfest, German festival helps Harlem respond to changing tastes

September 29, 2011

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Harlem is not the first word that comes to mind when one mentions Oktoberfest. But for Harlem businesses, the German festival is a creative way to establish Harlem as a hip, trendy neighborhood that is not only changing its demographics but also the way it does business. Unlike the 18 day beer festival in Germany, […]