Three Months Post-Explosion, B&H Dairy Struggling While the City Does Nothing to Help

Last modified June 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Just over three months since the tragic Second Avenue Explosion, B&H Dairy remains caught in a quagmire of bureaucratic bullshit. The longtime lunch counter – operating since the 1930s – was supposed to have reopened already. Yet, navigating the alphabet soup of city agencies keeps delaying the process, and the business is in mortal danger. […]

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The Cast Forced off Orchard Street Due to Rent Hike

Posted June 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

The Cast lost its lease to 71 Orchard Street and is in search for a new location. It had operated here for five years, and is now empty as of yesterday. Owner Chuck Guarino posted the unfortunate news to the brand’s Facebook page this week, noting that gear is currently available in a pop-up across […]

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There Are More Than 30 Chain Stores in Union Square

Posted June 8, 2015 at 10:10 am

In case you needed further proof that Union Square is on life support, check this out. Matt Falber – that guy who’s spending a year frequenting only independent businesses – tabulated the number of chain stores with a stranglehold on the area. By his count, of the forty-seven storefronts surrounding Union Square, only nine are […]

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With Business Declining, Punjabi Grocery & Deli Fights DOT and CB3 for Taxi Relief Stand on East Houston

Last modified April 27, 2015 at 7:57 am

Punjabi Grocery & Deli can’t catch a break. The city, in its infinite wisdom, continues to steamroll the twenty-year-old Lower East Side mainstay. As a lifeblood for cabbies, this small sub-level pit stop has offered refuge since its inception on the block in 1994. The family-owned establishment is open 24 hours, making it an attractive […]

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#SaveNYC Organizes ‘Small Biz Crawl’ for Second Avenue Explosion Survivors Tomorrow

Posted April 10, 2015 at 1:13 pm

As part of an effort to help the “legacy” mom-and-pop businesses affected by the Second Avenue Explosion, the grassroots #SaveNYC organization assembled a “Small Biz Crawl” for tomorrow afternoon. The goal is similar to a flash mob, but to spend money at these establishments. When catastrophe strikes, it is the small businesses that suffer most. […]


Listen to Jeremiah Moss on WNYC Talking About #SaveNYC and Vanishing New York

Last modified March 27, 2015 at 9:42 am

The torrent of media coverage for the #SaveNYC campaign notched another huge get. Movement founder, and blogger extraordinaire Jeremiah Moss appeared on the “Brian Lehrer Show” yesterday. The candid, twenty-minute discussion was a great primer for the current commercial climate, and how the little guy is being forced from the Five Boroughs. It was also […]

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#SaveNYC Movement Gains Considerable Momentum; Local ‘Rally’ Concert Planned in May

Posted March 18, 2015 at 5:14 am

Could this be the proverbial tipping point in the struggle to save the city from itself? When the Cafe Edison closed at the end of last year, cries of woe reverberated around the city. Many mourned, and some acted. Like the anonymous Jeremiah of Vanishing New York fame. He created a new website (nay, movement) […]

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