Tax Prep and Glasses in One UWS Storefront? How A Genius Partnership Helped Two Women Beat the Odds and Make the Rent

What are an optical store and a tax preparation service doing sharing an awning, an address — 2662 Broadway at 101st Street — and a rent … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighbors Rally Around Beloved Tailor Who is Losing Her Shop

Loyal customers are mobilizing to help a local tailor whose lease is not being renewed after 14 years at 200 West 89th Street, between Amsterdam and Broa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Small Business Focus: Gold Leaf Stationers

Fasil Yilma calls it “the Amazon,” fitting when you think of the river of packages that flows from the behemoth internet retailer to households on the Upper West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Small Business Focus: Murray’s Sturgeon Shop

You won’t find schmaltz (either “excessive sentimentality” or “clarified chicken fat”) at Murray’s Sturgeon Shop, on Broadway between 89th and 90th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Small Business Focus: A Tumultuous Year for Mom and Pop on the Upper West Side

When asked what she wanted to do, my 17-year-old goddaughter, visiting from California the week before Christmas, didn’t hesitate: “Go shopping,” she … Read the rest of this entry >>

Small Business Focus: The Jewel Boutique

“You dream it, I’ll make it,” said Harmeet Singh, owner of The Jewel Boutique on Broadway, between 97th and 98th Streets. “We ar … Read the rest of this entry >>

Small Business Focus: West Side Kids

“What are your commenters going to say about me?” laughed Jennifer Bergman, owner of West Side Kids, an independent toy store on Amsterdam Avenue and West 84th S … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: CROWN MACHINE SERVICES

In the May issue of Vanity Fair, Andrea Martin, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress, was asked, “W … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: ALICE’S TEA CUP

“Do you still have fairy dust?” a pair of schoolgirls asked Lauren Fox, co-owner, with her sister, Haley Fox, of Alice’s Tea Cup, 102 West 73rd Street, a tea room and resta … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: JOSEPH PHARMACY

When we asked our readers to name a local business that would break their hearts if it closed, Joseph Pharmacy, on 72nd street between Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: MANI MARKETPLACE

Imagine the Upper West Side with no corner delis or neighborhood grocery stores. “It’s only a matter of time,” says Taso Mastakouris. “If nothing ch … Read the rest of this entry >>

SMALL BUSINESS FOCUS: AMARYLLIS FLORIST

Don't stop going to Amaryllis, the well-loved neighborhood florist on Amsterdam Avenue, between 72nd street and 73rd, just be … Read the rest of this entry >>