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A Purrfect Pairing: This New York Cat Café Offers Sweet Treats and Furry Friends (VIDEO)

Meet the cute cats and helpful humans behind New York City's first kitty adoption café.

A Purrfect Pairing: This New York Cat Café Offers Sweet Treats and Furry Friends (VIDEO)

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From Homeless to Hired: This New York Bakery Employs Anyone Who Wants to Work (VIDEO)

Dion Drew was seriously considering returning to the drug trade — a life that had landed him in prison for years. After his release, Greyston Bakery gave him a second chance through its revolutionary open-hiring model.

From Homeless to Hired: This New York Bakery Employs Anyone Who Wants to Work (VIDEO)

Creating opportunity

Meet the New York City Christmas Tree Entrepreneur Who Sells Spiffed-Up Spruces to the Stars

Scott Lechner and his team of Santa’s helpers don’t just sell fresh-cut spruces from their busy curbside tree lots, they also fully decorate and deliver them, too.

Meet the New York City Christmas Tree Entrepreneur Who Sells Spiffed-Up Spruces to the Stars

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How a Mom and Pop Shop Became New York City’s Go-To Halloween Store

A Halloween riddle: What’s got ghosts and gargoyles, Freddy Krueger, and Michael Myers, multi-colored confetti, and Jason’s Machete? What’s got wigs, makeup, and Hulk Hogan’s white hair, while a man sizzles in an electrocution chair? Any guesses? That’s all right. We know this isn’t your classic Halloween wisecrack. The answer: Abracadabra—New York City’s home for all things Halloween. Located in the heart of the Flatiron District at 19 West 21st Street, it’s hard not to notice what’s arguably the most outrageous store in all of New York City, with its life-size Sasquatch and zombie magician-clad window display. Step inside and you’ll be greeted with a blood-soaked butcher shop (swap the salami for severed body parts), half-eaten zombies, and a smoke-spewing gargoyle. With a staff of around 50 people just as quirky as the decor, it’s no wonder Abracadabra has evolved from a small storefront into what it is today an 11,000-square-foot […]

How a Mom and Pop Shop Became New York City’s Go-To Halloween Store

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Move Over NYC: This Other New York City Is a Rising Star

When it comes to New York, New York City gets a lot of attention. But a little farther north is another city just as worthy of praise: Buffalo.

Move Over NYC: This Other New York City Is a Rising Star

Creating opportunity | Silicon Cities

What’re the 4 Best Startups in New York City?

In New York City, 30 founders who competed last night were selected from more than 100 applications, according to 1776, the organization that created and spearheads the annual contest.

What’re the 4 Best Startups in New York City?

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New York City Startups: Best in the U.S.?

This week in New York City, representatives from local startups, businesses, and government met to discuss the state of New York City's entrepreneurial and small business economy at New York University's startup incubator in SoHo.

New York City Startups: Best in the U.S.?

Smart government | True innovation

How a Mom and Pop Shop Became New York City’s Go-To Halloween Store

Located in the heart of the Flatiron District at 19 West 21st Street, Abracadabra is arguably the most outrageous store in all of New York City.

How a Mom and Pop Shop Became New York City’s Go-To Halloween Store

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New York’s High Line Fuels Wave of Urban Renewal Projects

According to a study conducted by Michael Levere, a PhD candidate in economics at UC San Diego, the High Line had a tangible effect on the value of homes located within one-third of a mile of it, leading to a 10% increase in housing prices.

New York’s High Line Fuels Wave of Urban Renewal Projects

Creating opportunity | Smart government

A New Yogurt State of Mind: How Buying the Cow is Boosting New York’s Economy

Across the globe, New York is synonymous with the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Times Square. Over the past few years, however, the state has added another notch to its belt—it’s become the yogurt capital of the United States.

A New Yogurt State of Mind: How Buying the Cow is Boosting New York’s Economy

Creating opportunity | Smart government

Is New York Ready for Super Bowl Sunday?

Warnings of winter storms, traffic jams, and security ordeals have plagued the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl. Now, with just days to go, we are about to find out if New York and New Jersey are ready to handle the biggest game of the year.

Is New York Ready for Super Bowl Sunday?

Creating opportunity

From the Shadow of Wall Street: New York’s Resurgent Startup Scene

The financial crisis rocked New York City, leaving legions of smart, highly educated, and ambitious workers contemplating their next career moves--and almost unknowingly planting the seeds of a resurgent startup culture that is blossoming today.

From the Shadow of Wall Street: New York’s Resurgent Startup Scene

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