Penny Farrington worked at Merrill Lynch for eight years, but in December, she lost her job.
New York City's unemployment rate has fallen seven months in a row, from its peak of 10.5 percent in December of last year, according to the state's Labor Department.
Things could get ugly during next month's Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.
The city's largest trade show, the International Gift Fair, kicks off Saturday at the Javits Center on the heels of a government report that showed retail sales grew modestly in July.
More than 2,500 companies have registered to exhibit products at the fair, which is expected to draw 35,000 attendees.
The city can now move forward with its plan to expand van service in neighborhoods where the MTA made cuts.
A judge has ruled that the city can move forward with its plan to expand private van service in neighborhoods where the MTA cut bus routes.
The city's transit union says it has won a special license to run a dollar van service in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Park Slope and downtown Brooklyn.
Poverty advocates say the newly passed $26 billion jobs bill will hurt New York City's nearly 2 million food stamp recipients.
Poverty advocates say the newly passed $26 billion jobs bill will hurt New York City's nearly 2 million food stamp recipients because it will be paid for, in part, by reducing food stamp benefits for the poor.
The U.S. Labor Department released a weak jobs report on Friday -- a sign of what experts say may be a slowdown in the nation's economic recovery. According to the report, the nation lost 131,000 jobs last month. That dip is mostly due to the loss of temporary jobs created by the U.S. Census.
Every time you surf the web, companies install tracking devices on your computer that collect all sorts of information about the way you search and shop. It's a fast-growing business, and you may not even know that you're being tracked.
The Commerce Department says U.S. gross domestic product continued to grow during the second quarter, fueled by business spending rather than consumer spending. Yet the job market is still weak, with nearly one in 10 American workers unemployed.
The Regional Plan Association says a tunnel in the Hudson River will reduce travel times for New Jerseyans, and double the number of residents who can commute to Midtown Manhattan in less than 50 minutes. The researchers, who studied other transit improvement projects, found that for every minute saved in commute time, property values increased by $2,000.
As of today, all restaurants in New York City are subject to a new letter grading system. Based on city health inspections, officials will issue A's, B's and C's to the city's 24,000 restaurants over the course of the next year, and the grade must be posted prominently near the restaurant's entrance. WNYC's Lisa Chow talks about how the new system might affect the restaurant industry.
WNYC's Charlie Herman talks to management consultant Peter Bregman who wrote in the Harvard Business Review online about people who develop friendships in the workplace and tend to do better in all kinds of ways.
New York City saw a shorter economic downturn than the rest of New York state and New Jersey during this recession, according to the New York Federal Reserve Bank.
If a restaurant fails its health inspection, you might think it had rats, mice or roaches.
If a restaurant fails its health inspection, you might think it had rats, mice or roaches. But sometimes, all it takes is a bunch of seemingly minor violations involving something as simple as the scoops used to take ice cubes out of a bin.
This week presented a turning point for a New York industry, which has operated largely underground. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky want private commuter vans, also known as dollar vans, to start picking up passengers along bus routes that will be eliminated this weekend because ...