Cara Eisenpress

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Acclaimed Harlem chef lands capital to add up to 8 locations

In 2019 fine-dining chef JJ Johnson scraped together enough money to open a fast-casual restaurant on Lenox Avenue in Harlem. He thought he...

In office catering, sushi Wednesdays replace pizza Fridays

The corporate orders rarely come in on Fridays anymore. “Friday lunch we used to send 100 pies out the door before we opened,”...

Fewer Americans got laid off last week. What does that mean for New York?

The number of newly unemployed Americans dropped to the lowest point in decades last week, a sign of solidity in the country’s economic...

Fifth Avenue spending three times more than usual on holiday decorations

In front of the Plaza hotel across from Central Park, 32 animal sculptures now adorn the Pulitzer Fountain.  The sculptures, some of which...

City’s video game industry triples in 12 years, report says

The city’s digital games industry took flight during the past decade, tripling its employment numbers in 12 years, as creative and technology workers tried...

New York City added more jobs in October than any month this year

New York City’s economy climbed out of a ditch in October, adding the highest number of jobs since September of last year. Employers...

Permanent outdoor dining in city advances

New York City took a step toward a permanent outdoor dining program with the approval Monday of a crucial zoning amendment by the...

City nonprofits keep Thanksgiving on the table amid rising prices

New York City’s food-security nonprofits are prepared to fulfill city residents’ need this Thanksgiving despite high food prices and logistics issues. Although Turkey...

International tourists land and industry watches for comeback indicators

By noon in New York City, 37 flights had already touched down at John F. Kennedy and Newark nternational airports from Toronto, with...

Nationwide jobs pickup underscores New York's hesitant recovery

A nationwide jobs pickup could be a preview of strong October jobs numbers in New York City—even as it solidifies that the nationwide...

A marathon weekend of carbs is a boon for restaurateurs

As runners from around the world prepare to trek the 26.2 miles from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to Central Park, city restaurants are gearing up for...

Shake Shack expects fans to fork over more for creative burgers

An increasing return to normalcy in New York City and a near-complete normal elsewhere has translated into more orders of burgers and fries...

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