Capitalizing on Cannabis

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

In July,  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state to allow the medical use of marijuana.

The drug is available for medicinal purposes under specific circumstances.  Although pricing is still being established, early estimates for the state’s piece of the pot pie range from $100 million to $500 million within the first year.

With a limited number of growers’ licenses up for grabs, medical marijuana proved a hot topic at a forum sponsored by Crain’s New York Business.

Pump Down the Volume

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Americans are turning up the volume — and losing their hearing in the process.

As music lovers gear up for summer concert season, many are overlooking the dangers of prolonged exposure to thumping bass and blaring beats, where music in some venues and clubs can hit 115 decibels — far louder than a jackhammer.



Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Something’s Brewing in the Bronx

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Finally, the Bronx Brewery will live up to its name.

The suds with the Jonas Bronck-inspired moniker has been brewed in Wisconsin and Connecticut for three years, but, starting this August, will finally be brewed close to home.

Better, the brewery, now under construction in a former lace factory in Port Morris, will open this August for tours and pours.


Odd Jobs

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Vermouth Maker’s Touch of Glass

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

A Williamsburg Toy Story

Friday, March 28th, 2014

State Vies to Make Bitcoin Sense

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Low BID-ding Outside Manhattan

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014