Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/26/2013 at 11:59AM

Queens small businesses are suffering because of excessive fines from city agencies, while Manhattan is left practically untouched, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Fine revenue from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Department of Health (DOH) on Queens businesses has risen by $54 million between fiscal years 2002 and 2012, de Blasio [...]

Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/15/2013 at 11:27AM

Normally, the staff of Madelaine Chocolate makes Valentine’s Day sweet for countless couples. But this year, because of Sandy, their holiday was sweetened thanks to National Grid. The gas company presented owners at Madelaine with a check for $250,000 on Tuesday, February 12 to help the confectioners continue their recovery. The money will go toward [...]

Sandy Relief Beer benefits storm victims
Sandy Relief Beer benefits storm victims
Business Cristabelle Tumola 1/23/2013 at 10:29AM

There has never been a better excuse to drink. This week, a specially created India Pale Ale, Surge Protector IPA, went on sale to raise proceeds for Sandy victims. Dubbed Sandy Relief Beer, the alcoholic beverage was a collaborative project between eight Long Island breweries, with each one contributing an ingredient to the ale. One of [...]

Cantor Fitzgerald donates $10M to Sandy victims
Business Maggie Hayes 1/18/2013 at 9:53AM

A firm that was significantly affected by the 9/11 attacks has taken the latest disaster, Sandy, and turned it into hope. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has donated $10 million to storm victims. “We understand the tremendous loss that has shaken so many families,” said Howard Lutnick, Chair and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC [...]

Op-Ed: Helping businesses recover
Business Queens Courier Staff 1/16/2013 at 1:53PM

BY ASSEMBLYMEMBER WILLIAM SCARBOROUGH New York has experienced a number of severe storms in recent years, and the resulting damage has been devastating to residents and to businesses. Damage from the two storms is said to exceed $40 billion to New Yorkers, and it is evident that we can now expect more severe weather events [...]

Op-Ed: Western Queens business growth fuels our economy
Business Queens Courier Staff 12/23/2012 at 1:49PM

BY SENATOR MIKE GIANARIS Western Queens is home to a growing number of large and small businesses that have aided in our neighborhood’s economic recovery. I am proud to be an advocate for job creation in western Queens, whose diversity makes us one of the most welcoming neighborhoods in the country, as well as a [...]

The Elder Law Minute: How Will The Election Results Affect Seniors?
Business Ron Fatoullah 12/23/2012 at 12:48PM

By Ronald A. Fatoullah, Esq. and Yan Lian Kuang-Maoga, Esq. Now that President Barack Obama has won a second term, what does it mean for seniors? What impact, if any, are seniors to expect with regard to long-term care costs and estate taxes? The good news is that his re-election means Medicare and Medicaid as [...]

New campaign helps small businesses impacted by Sandy
New campaign helps small businesses impacted by Sandy
Business Danielle Petrovich 12/11/2012 at 11:47AM

In an effort to help small businesses that have been affected by Sandy, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined forces with the Department of Small Business Services to launch the “Support NYC Small Business” campaign. This new promotional campaign encourages locals and tourists to shop in New York City neighborhoods that were hit hardest by [...]

$5.5M to help small businesses ‘get back up and running’
Business Maggie Hayes 12/02/2012 at 9:07AM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has allocated $5.5 million for small businesses affected by Sandy. “Getting small businesses back on their feet is key to helping our economy recover from Sandy,” said Bloomberg. “The capital provided through this program will help businesses purchase supplies, make repairs and get back up and running.” The Mayor’s Fund to Advance [...]

Grant will put residents affected by Sandyback to work
Business Billy Rennison 12/01/2012 at 8:27AM

Thousands knocked onto the unemployment line by Sandy can now head back to work, while also helping fellow residents affected by the storm. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $27 million federal grant to put 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to work cleaning up areas ravaged by the storm. The funds were provided by a National Emergency [...]