Earning a Living

Earning a Living

Fernando Tirado, disaster recovery advisor at the Bronx Small Business Development Center, explains how City Island and other commercial areas in the borough were affected by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Stay ahead of the sirens: How to prepare your Bronx small business for a disaster

It’s crucial for you to make a disaster preparedness plan for your business, city and disaster agents say. Eighty percent of companies that don’t recover from a disaster within a month go out of business for good, says the U.S. Small Business Association.

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NYC intern protection law one of few across nation

NYC intern protection law one of few across nation

NYC interns are now protected from sexual harassment and discrimination. But the new law is one of the few in the nation.

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Hurricanes! Terror attacks! Zombies!

Hurricanes! Terror attacks! Zombies!

New York survivalist groups prepare for the worst with workshops, classes and wilderness weekends.

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New York Times to pay academic interns minimum wage

New York Times to pay academic interns minimum wage

The change comes shortly after the publisher was criticized for a listing for an unpaid student internship.

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A view of CitiField from Willets Point, New York, NY, March 8, 2014.

Car shops brace for Willets Point redevelopment

The mechanics of Willets Point, long known for its auto repair shops and scrap yards, may soon disappear

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Joris Luijke, vice president of human resources at Squarespace, helped launch the company's latest hiring campaign. The program, called "Be A Part Of It," is based on his own experience in moving to New York a few months ago. (Photo by Jacob Passy)

New York for sale: Behind Squarespace’s hiring campaign

In an effort to boost hiring, tech firm Squarespace has launched a new campaign that flies top applicants to the Big Apple. But will giving away free vacations really get Squarespace the results it wants?

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Students walk by a New York University building on March 9. (Credit: Rachael Levy)

Two universities shift away from unpaid internships

New York University and Columbia University have changed their policies on unpaid internships.

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Lucy Z., a graduate student at NYU, wore a pig costume and posed for photos with passersby and visitors on Super Bowl Boulevard. A Chinese real estate company hired her to promote Chinese culture and the Chinese New Year (also going on this week). Pigs in Chinese culture symbolize wealth and luck, she said.

Making a buck on Super Bowl Boulevard

Hundreds of temporary workers and independent vendors swarmed on the 13-block stretch of Broadway, dubbed Super Bowl Boulevard this week with one purpose: to make money.

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Super Bowl underwhelms local hotels

Super Bowl underwhelms local hotels

The New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Company promoted “nearly 600 million in spending” locally when the decision was first made to host football’s biggest game of the year. But some hotels and New Jersey residents haven’t seen the type of boom they were told to expect.

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Workers out in the deep freeze

Workers out in the deep freeze

Sanitation and construction workers, police officers, and street vendors all agree on how tough a person has to be about the frigid weather.

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