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  1. Food and film | Monster show | The Real ThingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 22 | Crain's New York Business

    "Taste what you see on the screen" at Food Film Fest. The festival showcases food films - featuring seafood, sriracha, beer and Halloween treats - and viewers get to sample their offerings.


  2. Morning 10: Amazon, publisher deal | Barclays Center sale | Schools shakeupRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | New York

    Simon & Schuster negotiated a new multiyear print and digital contract with Amazon that will allow the Manhattan-based publishing giant to generally set its own e-book prices. Other parts of the deal remain unknown, but the negotiations have come amid a bitter dispute between Amazon and Hachette, another big publisher, over similar issues.


  3. Gym deal works out in B'klyn warehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Crain's New York Business

    The conversion of an industrial building at 1000 Dean St. in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to office and restaurant space has inspired a building owner down the block to convert his warehouse to retail use. More conversions are likely to follow in the area.


  4. The OutersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 20 | Crain's New York Business

    A longtime Crain's reader sent me the following observations about our city policymakers. Details were changed to protect the reader's business interests: "As the city sets new policies on living wage, prevailing wage, minimum wage, paid sick leave, TransitChek offerings and more, some outside of Manhattan are beginning to question whether the ruling elite understands them.


  5. Get ready for a $5 billion bill, NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 18 | New York

    Breezy Point residents Patricia and Cameron Livingstone only recently put in a mailbox where their home was because the post office stopped forwarding their mail. The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy presented tens of thousands of property owners in the city's newly expanded flood zone with a difficult decision: stormproof their homes or face insurance premiums that are set to go up by as much as 18% each year.


  6. LICH fight raises lawyer's profileRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 17 | Crain's New York Business

    Defense lawyer Jim Walden is working on behalf of community members who want to keep Long Island College Hospital open. The State University of New York agreed this month to sell Long Island College Hospital - the fifth time that a deal with a developer has seemed near since SUNY first voted to close it 21 months ago.


  7. Cider house | Taye Diggs emcees | Made in NY Trade ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 15 | Crain's New York Business

    For 10 days, Cider Week NYC pours into more than 200 bars, restaurants and markets throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens hosting events celebrating the festive fall beverage. Highlights include the Union Square Cider Week Night Market, Ciderfeast Seaport at the Fulton Street Markets and Applepalooza 2014 at the Astor Center, 399 Lafayette St. For details on the various venues, dates, start times and prices, visit .


  8. NYC poised to end school cellphone banRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Crain's New York Business

    New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day. Mayor Bill de Blasio - apparently the first mayor to have a child in New York City public schools while in office - promised to end the ban during his campaign and acknowledged last month that his own son brings a phone to Brooklyn Technical High School.


  9. Nolita jewelry store | Sun sets for Sunrise Fashion | Math for America leaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Crain's New York Business

    For the Record is a weekly listing of information from the public record that can help businesspeople in the New York area find opportunities, potential new clients and updates on competitors. To ask questions or get more information on this section, contact Crain's research department at .


  10. Macaron maker bows in Brooklyn Bridge ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | Crain's New York Business

    A popular purveyor of French cookies is opening its first stand-alone shop in the base of 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park, and is just the latest firm to transition from the food bazaars of Brooklyn to a brick-and-mortar setup. Vendome Macaron recently inked a 10-year lease for 900 square feet on the ground floor of 360 Furman St. at the foot of Brooklyn Heights-a luxury condo conversion developed by RAL Cos.-where the asking rent was $50 per square foot.


  11. Mayor unveils $130M park equity planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 7 | Crain's New York Business

    State legislation would be needed to force conservancies for Central Park and other privately supported venues to give money to poorer sites. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday pledged $130 million in city money to help beautify dilapidated parks in low-income neighborhoods across the five boroughs - a first step in his long-term equity plan that will include asking wealthy conservancies to help fund less well-off parks.


  12. Living-wage hike offers limited payoff, poses big risksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 6 | New York

    Living-wage critics point to the Kingsbridge Armory as an example of how mandates for tenants can kill development projects. The executive order Mayor Bill de Blasio issued last week that requires tenants at city-subsidized projects to pay their low-wage employees more looks likely to have a limited impact - and could even make it harder to create entry-level jobs in the poorer neighborhoods that need them most, critics said.


  13. Morning 10: Crain's Best Places to Work | Housing sales lag | Stringer criticizes living wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 1 | New York

    Crain's New York Business revealed this year's Best Places to Work. The list is reflective of the city's diverse industries.


  14. Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 starsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | New York

    The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle. For the past three years, the same seven restaurants have held a virtual lock on the organization's coveted three-star rating: Daniel, Per Se, Masa, Le Bernardin, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges and Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare.


  15. Morning 10: Living-wage order | Rikers recommendation | Medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Crain's New York Business

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign an executive order today expanding the city's living-wage law by raising the minimum wage to $13.13 an hour, from $11.90, for workers who do not receive benefits. The order includes employees of commercial tenants on projects that get more than $1 million in city subsidies as well as thousands of retail and fast-food workers.


  16. Spaceworks makes room for artistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 29 | New York

    People like Sue Burickson are called struggling artists for a reason. In recent years, the painter and sculptor has bounced from location to location.


  17. Brooklyn's latest tall towerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 26 | Crain's New York Business

    Downtown Brooklyn will be getting another tall spire. JEMB Realty has filed a permit to construct a 65-story, 620-foot-tall building at 420 Albee Square, according to New York YIMBY.


  18. The sky's the limit for commutersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | Crain's New York Business

    A New York real estate CEO last week proposed building an aerial gondola system that would run along the Brooklyn waterfront and into Manhattan - and the reaction was swift. Some at the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit, where the East River Skyway was proposed, called it an out-of-the-box solution for transportation woes, and others derided it as a pricey pipe dream that would serve only the wealthy.


  19. High Line's high returnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2014 | New York

    The Sept. 21 opening of the High Line's third leg again showed how the elevated track is breathing as much life into the far West Side as the new towers sprouting up around it.


  20. Morning 10: Alibaba IPO | LICH deal collapse | NFL falloutRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | New York

    The Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce giant set to trade on the New York Stock Exchange starting today, raised almost $21.8 billion in its initial public offering yesterday, with shares priced at $68 each. The firm's market value of around $168 billion means its IPO is one of the biggest on record, ahead of those of Facebook and General Motors.


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