Many street vendors say they are constantly fighting harassment by authorities as they try to eek out a living.
Archive: November 2009
Along Roosevelt Avenue, men yell, "Chicas!" and hand out cards with pictures of scantily clad women. For Kika Cerpa, those cards bring back memories of her harrowing ordeal as one of those "chicas."
A row of buildings on W. 135th Street, once the northernmost properties in Manhattan to be owned by a black landlord, is set to become one of the first affordable-housing blocks in the country to undergo a green overhaul.
Getting rid of old electronics, like televisions and computers, can be a confusing and frustrating process.
Some shopkeepers on Myrtle Avenue want Muni Meters.
The flea market at Aqueduct Racetrack soon could be scrapped to make way for construction.
Queens merchants, tired of constantly painting over graffiti, are asking street artists to create murals.
The bustling bazaar of Islamic fashion and beauty shops along Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue offer thousands of fragrances – including one called Obama Oil, named after the president.