Sunday, October 11th, 2015
The merger of United and Continental Airlines spurred profit increases and a 37 percent rise in stock price in the past year. But some workers and and customers aren’t pleased with United, the world’s largest carrier by number of destinations served. United also upended some New York customers with its recently announced plans to move out of Kennedy Airport, and shift its West Coast flights to its Newark Airport hub.
United Vice Chairman Jim Compton spoke, during the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, about steps the airline is taking to address its challenges.
Monday, September 14th, 2015
Water main work that is expected to continue through at least October is disrupting small businesses along Myrtle Avenue, multiple merchants said.
The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) began shutting water off in phases between Classon Avenue and Hall Street in order to replace underground pipes that have been there since 1908, officials said. But local businesses say the agency hasn’t done a very good job of keeping them informed in a timely manner.
Friday, June 19th, 2015
The first employees walk into Bronx’ Il Forno Bakery daily at 7 a.m. – just three hours after the final wave of workers leave.
Staffing the bakery means long days and nights for members of the Eduardo family, whose patriarch, Ramón, founded the Hunts Point business a decade ago. He runs Il Forno with the help of his daughter and co-manager, Jenny, as well as his sons.
The younger Eduardos are proud of the bakery, which supplies bread to more than 350 restaurants. But their Dominican-born father worries that his American-reared children are not hungry enough to chase the success he’s fought for, loaf by loaf.