Mayor wants a vacancy tax for empty storefronts

New York landlords tend to be institutional investors and hedge funds. Small businesses have been having a tough time renting stores, which typically go to chains or temporary luxury businesses.

Mayor wants a vacancy tax for empty storefronts

By Anthony Noto (New York Business Journal) Vacant storefront windows throughout New York City are an urban blight. And with traditional retail being such a tough market, they’re becoming more common. Mayor Bill de Blasio has a plan to solve this problem. While in Albany, the mayor called for the passage of a “commercial vacancy tax.” What […]

What You Need to Know about Traumatic Brain Injury

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What You Need to Know about Traumatic Brain Injury

By NY Personal Injury Attorneys The Centers for Disease Control define a traumatic brain injury that is alluded to by its acronym, TBI, as a “disruption in the normal functions of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head.” Traumatic brain injury is a term we customarily read […]

Trans Women Are Fighting Back Against Police Abuse

transgender people are often profiled as sex workers and targeted with bogus arrests

By NYCLU On her way home from the bus stop on a spring night in the Bronx last year, Linda Dominguez cut across a park because it was the most direct route to her apartment. Even though others leaving the bus were also crossing the park, three officers from the New York City Police Department […]

Small Business Boot Camp

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Small Business Boot Camp

Workers World Today in Partnership with the New American Chamber of Commerce Presents: Small Business Boot Camp, a six-part series of seminars. Starting a business or being a business owner is an exciting venture, but it’s also a super challenging prospect. The Small Business Boot Camp will definitely help you learn about what it takes […]

Workers World: New York City

Workers World: New York City

By Ludmila Leiva (Refinery29) Each year, millions of young professionals from all over the country and world move here in search of their dream career. For many, New York signifies opportunity and is a manifestation of the American dream, but is living and working in NYC all that it’s cracked up to be? New York […]

5 Ways to Minimize Your Tax Liability

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5 Ways to Minimize Your Tax Liability

By FALAW If you want to save money on your tax bill, consider using one or more of these tax-saving strategies that reduce your income, lower your tax bracket, and minimize your tax bill. Max out your 401(k) or Contribute to an IRA You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating because it’s one of […]

Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16 represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City.

Teamsters Endorse Rafael Espinal for Public Advocate

By Teamsters (Press Release) Rafael Espinal, candidate for NYC Public Advocate, is honored to accept the endorsement of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16, which represents 120,000 workers and 27 local unions in and around New York City. George Miranda, President of Joint Council 16, said: “Rafael Espinal has stood up for working people […]

How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

The IJLEF acts to empower immigrants and protect them against proposals such as the Public Charge Rule

How the Immigrant’s Journal & Legal Educational Fund, Inc., Fights Injustice for You

By IJLEF, Inc. Immigrating to the United States is a difficult task that raises many questions for immigrants who want to ensure their rights to stay in this country. If you’ve ever researched the legality of immigrating to the U.S. from any country, you may have asked yourself these questions: What is Unlawful Presence? What […]

To bartend or not to bartend: That is the question

Whether you choose to enroll in a school or work your way up starting as a server, bartending is a lucrative field.

To bartend or not to bartend: That is the question

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — The American Bartender’s School of NYC prides itself as the oldest bartending school and boasts over 100,000 graduates, training professional bartenders for the sleepless and bar-ridden metropolitan city since 1969. The school claims that you can make $300 per night as a Bartender. That cash is 150% more than what […]

A Fresh Take On The Difficulties of Running Third Party

There is more significance to casting a third party vote: it can just as well be interpreted as a reflection of a voter’s dissatisfaction with the current status quo, and those in power.

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — Political scientists have known since the 1950s that as a consequence of plurality voting alternative parties would be marginalized in the resulting two-party system, adhering to what is commonly referred to as Duverger’s law. What this leads to are disparate branches of competition, where more recognizable parties such as the […]