Decades ago, Italians came to New York City in droves. According to the most recent census 15% of the population in the Tri-State area has some Italian heritage. Now a stagnant economic situation back home is pushing Italians to immigrate again. But today’s Italian immigrants are different – they are better off and more educated […]
Furniture giant Ikea just opened a new branch in Manhattan last week. The store is radically different from Ikea’s usual one: it’s smaller, it works as a showroom and it doesn’t sell meatballs. Reporter Bianca Giacobone went to the Upper East Side to check it out.
Urban Librarian Conference 2019, Brooklyn Public Library. * When you think of libraries, you often think of a place full of books. But lately libraries are offering a range of new services. This means librarians are undertaking jobs they might not have trained for: giving help with taxes, preparation for job interviews and even administering […]
When women go to work, on average they don’t get paid as much as men. It’s called gender pay gap. And New York City wants to help, with a program that finances businesses owned by women and minorities. But according to a Comptroller’s report released last week the program hasn’t come close to meet its […]
Two-way interview by Uptown Radio reporter Bianca Giacobone, broadcasted on 08 March 2019. Guest speaker American journalist David “Doc” Searls. During Nation Consumer Protection Week Governor Cuomo just announced a new initiative to educate consumers about the risks of personal information online. As a first step, the state division of consumers’ protection published an analysis […]
For small businesses, New York can be a city of unique challenges and opportunities. For bookstores, those challenges can be overwhelming. In the 50s, there were almost 400 bookstores in Manhattan. Now, less than quarter of that number remain. Stores are hoping to leverage the loyalty of their communities to survive. SCRIPT: GIACOBONE: Book Culture […]