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California Mom Brings Tech, Jobs, and Innovation to NYC

2020 will see an estimated 1.4 million tech jobs available in the U.S. Some 70% may remain unfilled. Tina Lee, the founder of MotherCoders, is determined to bridge that gap by arming moms with the necessary tech skills to land these well-paid opportunities. Lee first thought of the idea when she was on maternity leave from her job as a director of innovation for the California State Controller’s Office. She realized that her lack of…

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Absolut(e) Air: Vodka Made From What We Breath

Brooklyn-based startup Air Co. has just released a vodka made from carbon dioxide. The electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide into alcohol is not new; Air Co. is the first to produce and scale a drinkable beverage out of it. The new drink’s label reads “vodka made from air, water and sun.” As a player in the trendy food and beverage sustainability movement, Air Co. made “the world’s first carbon-negative vodka,” with each bottle a result of the…


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Wegmans Now in NYC

Wegmans Food Market, the popular family-owned regional chain, now has a branch in New York City.  The retailer opened a 74,000-square-foot store in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, making it the 101st store for the 103-year-old company. With headquarters in Rochester, New York, Wegmans locations can be found all along the east coast as far south as North Carolina. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer attended the store’s grand opening ceremony and explained that Wegmans “is what…


Thriving Businesses

A look at the success of Peter Luger’s steakhouse – a restaurant that has been thriving in Brooklyn, NY for over 130 years. Described as the “quintessential, old school NYC steakhouse experience.”  According to the eatery’s VP, David Berson promote “simple goodness” family owned business is one of the few Michelin starred restaurants in the city and has made Zagat’s list of Top Restaurants for over 30 years.


Downtown Brooklyn Welcomes Ashland

The transformation of Brooklyn’s cultural center has taken a huge step forward with the opening of the Ashland residential tower. The tower is located at the meeting point of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn, where the cultural institutions are located with the Brooklyn Academy of Music as the anchor. New York has spent over $100 million in public spaces and arts organizations found there. New developments are sprouting up as affordable housing, retail, and office…


Brooklyn Betting on China as a New and Huge Trade Partner

Chinese investors are the force behind Pacific Park, the uber-development which Brooklynites from way back refer to as the Atlantic Yards. In December the country’s largest state-owned property developers broke ground there on a mixed-income housing project. President Carlo Scissura of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Photo credit: Twitter Brooklyn businessmen would not only like to see more Chinese money invested in their fair borough, but would like to get some of Brooklyn’s businesses available…