“We were promised a lot of things, like other vendors being in here, a full kitchen through the EDC, but nothing’s really come through,” said Frances Roman, Owner of Cocotazo, a Puerto Rican restaurant that just celebrated its one-year anniversary at La Marqueta.
“The pandemic changed how we think about work and many workers are no longer satisfied with jobs that only offer a paycheck. An ingrained culture of service in a company gives employees something deeper to connect to.”
‘Businesses across the state and nation are experiencing a significant labor shortage. The key to solving this crisis rests largely in our ability to maximize the untapped potential of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents. That starts by offering thousands of undocumented individuals, many of whom are holding essential jobs that keep our city running, a pathway to citizenship.’
‘The narrative that New York is anti-business, triggered by the recent defeat of the Industry City proposal, is not only misleading, but simplistic.’
From street vendors to nearby shops, the largely Latino Bronx neighborhood is feeling the loss of this year’s crowds. “Many people here depend on what goes on before, during and after a game,” one resident says.
Businesses in New York City that depend on steel and aluminum like steel companies, breweries and metal stamping firms have been affected by the federal tariffs recently imposed on metals.
Every time a zoning change or development project pushes the auto industry out of one neighborhood, it gets harder to find it a new home.
Jose Ramirez and Kabira Stokes |
‘By creating an efficient, exclusive customer base for each of the seven franchised haulers, our city was able to set high standards for environmental impacts, customer service, and workers’ rights.’
Technically, the proposed rezoning of this northern Manhattan neighborhood is about redrawing lines on a map. Here’s what that map looks like, today, on the ground.