Students and teachers from CUNY schools across the city rallied recently to protest a new wave of tuition hikes announced last month. To view an audio slide show by reporter Elizabeth Dilts, click the link above.
Gil C. Allen has owned his own chiropractics practice for more than four decades. He runs the practice with his son and five employees in the small building he owns on the corner of Union and 37th Avenue.
“When I first owned this building in 1980, it was primarily all American–Jewish, Italian, and that’s who I rented space to throughout the building,” Allen said. “But over the years that changed completely to Asian, all Asian.”Allen Gil’s office at Union and 37th Avenue in Flushing, Queens.
The dominant sign on the building reads Allen Chiropractic Center. But nearly every square inch surrounding the sign is covered in Korean and Chinese signs advertising the other health offices in the building. There’s Happiness Spa, Dong In Herbs & Acupuncture and Edo School, a sushi-making academy.
Small businesses have always been the backbone of the New York economy, making up almost 97 percent of all city businesses, according to the New York City Department of Small Business Services. And a report released Monday by the Fiscal Policy Institute found nearly half of all those small businesses are owned by immigrants.
And at the post-marathon dinner at Queen of Sheba restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, the two women winners– coincidentally wearing matching striped knit tops – told the story of the marathon as a shared Ethiopian experience.