Commissioner Jonnel Doris of the city’s Department of Small Business Services paid a visit to Ridgewood last week on Small Business Saturday.

At top, Doris, left, and Ted Renz, right, executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District, present a few gifts to Cristina Nastasi, a pastry chef at Rudy’s Bakery & Cafe.

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President Biden’s $1.7 trillion Build Back Better package passed the House of Representatives on Nov. 19, and if it manages to secure enough votes in the Senate the Empire State could secure hundreds of billions in childhood education and cli…

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The Coalition for Affordable Hospitals, a group of labor unions that have banded together to denounce the exorbitant costs of medical services, released an updated report from the Community Service Society of New York on Nov. 16, calling out …

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This party is gonna be all business!Not really. Probably just the opposite — expect a blast when the Queens Chamber of Commerce celebrates its first-ever Business Heroes of the Year Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

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Spectrum launched a new store in Queens Village on Tuesday that offers mobile devices and accessories for cell phones while providing a convenient place for consumers to manage their Spectrum internet, cable, phone or voice service bills.“Our…

Somehow, it’s already the holiday season and time to start shopping for gifts.Buying from local vendors and shop owners is a great way to support your community, area business leaders point out.

If community preservationists had any hope that the Ohr Natan Synagogue and Tower Diner structures could be saved from the wrecking ball, they were dashed at the Nov. 10 meeting of Community Board 6.Two members of the board’s leadership and t…

Michael Perlman of Forest Hills always will have fond memories from the Tower Diner on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park“I was the first customer in 1993 when I was 11,” he recently told the Chronicle. Jimmy and Anthi Gatanas named their diner at…

The U.S. economy only grew by 2 percent in the third quarter of 2021, the federal Commerce Department reported Oct. 28. The crawl marks the smallest gain in a year, when the country began its slow economic recovery from the pandemic.Tom Grech…

The Sickle Cell Awareness Foundation has teamed up with the Rosedale Lions Club of Queens to give back to those in need ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Jamaica.On Nov. 23, the two nonprofits will distribute boxes of food from 3 to 4 p.m.…