Business

Business / Economy

Tough times for Southern Boulevard businesses

Marques Payne, executive director of the Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District, at right, talks with store owner Harpreet Singh of Lovely Perfume.

Merchants along Southern Boulevard in Longwood face a number of challenges they say are keeping them from prospering, from the economy to being squeezed by the sanitation department.

Business / Housing

New mall to open soon next to Bruckner Boulevard

The Crossing at Southern.

A long-awaited retail mall is scheduled to open on Hunts Point Avenue this fall, but will look much different than an ambitious proposal presented to Community Board 2 five years ago.

Business / Economy

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

New coffee shop opens in Hunts Point

Birch Coffee and StartUp Box, a local business incubator, opened a coffee shop at 866 Hunts Point Ave., near Seneca Avenue, in May. The new shop has the same menu as other Birch Coffee shops in the city, serving all types of coffee such as cappuccinos, macchiatos, lattes, mochas and […]

Business / Food

Online food biz sets up shop in Hunts Point

Marley Spoon, a meal delivery company, has opened a new warehouse on Manida Street.

Marley Spoon, an e-commerce meal-kit business — a burgeoning trend in the food industry – has taken a lease on a 20,000-square-foot warehouse on Manida Street.

Business / Health

Planned marijuana dispensary divides Hunts Point

The site of a proposed new medical marijuana dispensary on Oak Point Ave.

A company that specializes in selling medical marijuana is slated to open a dispensary in Hunts Point on Jan. 1 2016, worrying some residents that it will bring back with it the kinds of vice and crime the community has been fighting for decades.

Business / Environment

Auto shops near arrival date

Pablo Estevez of Sunrise Cooperative addressing fellow auto workers at a July 10 meeting on Jerome Ave.

Community Board 2 says it will keep an eye on an influx of new auto businesses that were forced to leave Queens, to ensure they comply with environmental regulations.

Business

Startups find room to grow in BankNote

Jimmy Serrano (right), who recently joined the BXL Business Incubator, talks with current incubator business owner and manager Thomas Ventrilla of Evergreen Tax Services (left).

Many of the 60 businesses that call the business incubator home, are in the technology industry, ranging from software developers to computer repairs. Another sizable group is health-care businesses, primarily home-care companies.

Business / Culture

Local studio hosts marquee talent

Beyonce and a dance team perform Countdown at LightBox-NY.

Since 2007, when LightBox-NY quietly opened in the BankNote building, streams of celebrities have come through Hunts Point for photo shoots.

Business / Environment

Waterfront cement facility in the works

An artist’s rendering of a 16-acre parcel near Oak Point Ave., which would include wetlands, a greenway, a new pier and a state-of-the-art cement plant.

A Canadian cement company will break ground in August on a 16-acre parcel at the end of East 149th Street, building a facility it said will “revolutionize” the way cement is distributed around the region through water-borne transportation.