Poughkeepsie Revitalization

Community Capital Celebrates Revitalization, Opportunity in Poughkeepsie $100,000 Loan Backs Rehab of Abandoned Home by YouthBuild Students Community Capital New York, Inc., the non-profit community lender serving the lower Hudson Valley, celebrated the transformation of a blighted property into a newly renovated, energy efficient house at 206 Winnikee Avenue on Monday along with…(Read More)

Spick and Span

Spick and Span Palisades Cleaning Service: Mercedes Nunez Tomkins Cove, Rockland County, NY Mercedes Nunez came here as an 18-year old who spoke no English, forced to leave her infant son behind in the Dominican Republic and clean factory floors at night to provide for him. Now 39, Mercedes is an entrepreneur, finding secure…(Read More)

Rise Above Floatation

Take a Time-Out at Rise Above Floatation Stay centered in a sensory-deprivation pod: Micah Saccomanno, Mt Kisco, NY An athlete in need of sports visualization of accelerated recovery? Your boss has your cell phone on speed dial? Suffering from insomnia, back ache or writer’s block? Your teen crashed the car—he’s…(Read More)

Sewcology

Sewcology, Warwick, NY: Cindy Hopper For some people, do-it-yourself-styling necessitates a needle, thread, and time. For the rest of us, all that’s required is a credit card and shipping address. Sewcology, the creative endeavor of lifelong seamstress Cindy Hopper, makes you believe that you can “just do it.” Hopper teaches you…(Read More)

The Falcon

The Falcon: Tony Falco, Marlboro, NY Plug in to Live Performances  Garage band and CBGBs meets Adirondack lodge at The Falcon, a music and art-themed watering hole in Marlboro, NY where the acoustic confessionals of karaoke and synthetic DJ spinning have been given up in favor of revved up live  bands. Blends of jazz…(Read More)

The Landscaper Corp.

The Landscaper Corp: Eduardo and Darwin Alvarez Put Down Roots Chappaqua If your horticultural efforts are wilting on the vine, let brothers Eduardo and Darwin Alvarez of The Landscaper Corp. lend a hoe. The Guatemalan immigrants do the weekly mow, spring clean ups, tree removal, and mulching, but they can also dig through years of…(Read More)

Wessttown Brew Works

Wessttown Brew Works: Rich Coleman, Westtown, NY Rich Coleman moved his wife and three children under three from a one bedroom in Jersey City to a house they built in the “drowned lands” on a black earth slope of Orange County to literally tap into hops farming and artisan brewing. Their handcrafted small batch beer…(Read More)

Ash Contracting Inc.

Praewpan and Junior Ash Ash Contracting Inc. With business financial management assistance from the Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network, Ash Contracting Inc., a general construction firm based in Canarsie, Brooklyn, received a $150K BOC Capital loan in August, 2015, to mobilize and purchase materials for a $2M public construction project (NY City Housing Authority). Ash…(Read More)

Princess Beauty Supply

Hamzeh Alwawi Princess Beauty Supply “If you are faithful and good, you will persevere.” Hamzeh Alwawi’s is a story of fighting against the odds and winning. It’s a story, in other words, of what it takes to succeed in the face of disaster. When he reopened Princess Beauty Supply after Hurricane Sandy, Mr…(Read More)

 The story of America is one of great migration, as waves of immigrants arrived from around the world and then as American migrated from East to West. The Hudson Valley is underdoing another wave of immigration as young people exodus the region in record numbers due to high housing costs. Witness the catch-up question…(Read More)

Poughkeepsie Revitalization

September 27, 2016

Community Capital Celebrates Revitalization, Opportunity in Poughkeepsie $100,000 Loan Backs Rehab of Abandoned Home by YouthBuild Students Community Capital New York, Inc., the non-profit community lender serving the lower Hudson Valley, celebrated the transformation of a blighted property…

(Read More)

Spick and Span

September 27, 2016

Spick and Span Palisades Cleaning Service: Mercedes Nunez Tomkins Cove, Rockland County, NY Mercedes Nunez came here as an 18-year old who spoke no English, forced to leave her infant son behind in the Dominican Republic and clean factory…

(Read More)

Rise Above Floatation

September 27, 2016

Take a Time-Out at Rise Above Floatation Stay centered in a sensory-deprivation pod: Micah Saccomanno, Mt Kisco, NY An athlete in need of sports visualization of accelerated recovery? Your boss has your cell phone on speed dial? Suffering…

(Read More)

Sewcology

September 27, 2016

Sewcology, Warwick, NY: Cindy Hopper For some people, do-it-yourself-styling necessitates a needle, thread, and time. For the rest of us, all that’s required is a credit card and shipping address. Sewcology, the creative endeavor of lifelong…

(Read More)

The Falcon

September 27, 2016

The Falcon: Tony Falco, Marlboro, NY Plug in to Live Performances  Garage band and CBGBs meets Adirondack lodge at The Falcon, a music and art-themed watering hole in Marlboro, NY where the acoustic confessionals of karaoke and synthetic DJ…

(Read More)

The Landscaper Corp.

September 27, 2016

The Landscaper Corp: Eduardo and Darwin Alvarez Put Down Roots Chappaqua If your horticultural efforts are wilting on the vine, let brothers Eduardo and Darwin Alvarez of The Landscaper Corp. lend a hoe. The Guatemalan immigrants do the weekly mow…

(Read More)

Wessttown Brew Works

September 27, 2016 Rich Coleman

Wessttown Brew Works: Rich Coleman, Westtown, NY Rich Coleman moved his wife and three children under three from a one bedroom in Jersey City to a house they built in the “drowned lands” on a black earth slope of Orange…

(Read More)

Ash Contracting Inc.

September 27, 2016

Praewpan and Junior Ash Ash Contracting Inc. With business financial management assistance from the Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network, Ash Contracting Inc., a general construction firm based in Canarsie, Brooklyn, received a $150K BOC Capital loan in August, 2015, to…

(Read More)

Princess Beauty Supply

September 27, 2016

Hamzeh Alwawi Princess Beauty Supply “If you are faithful and good, you will persevere.” Hamzeh Alwawi’s is a story of fighting against the odds and winning. It’s a story, in other words, of what it takes to succeed…

(Read More)