The mayor of Brick Township, New Jersey is attempting to fix the problem of empty storefronts. CBSN New York's Meg baker reports

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N.J. Town Getting Proactive On Empty StorefrontsThe mayor of Brick Township, New Jersey is attempting to fix the problem of empty storefronts. CBSN New York's Meg baker reports
New Jersey Lays Down New Local Brewery RegulationsCBS2's Lisa Rozner has the latest on the new regulations imposed on local breweries in New Jersey.
Personal Time Off Bill ControversyThe city council is considering a bill that would make New York the first city in the nation to mandate paid personal time for full and part-time workers. Councilman Mark Gjonaj stopped by to discuss it.
Wrapping Art In Art: Make A Frame At Make At Frame In BrooklynWhen you look at a painting, chances are you're looking at the art. Thoren Vadala is looking at the frame.
Push For NYC Fur Sale Ban Has Business Owners Dander UpThe New York City Council will hold a hearing Wednesday on a proposed ban on fur sales. The council’s Committee on Consumer Affairs and Business licensing will consider the fur ban which would prohibit the sale of fur apparel in the city except for fur that is worn for religious reasons. CBS2's Marcia Kramer reports.
Queens Community Outraged After Car Dealership Gets Service Road Through Promised Park ProjectA Queens community is at odds with a local car dealership over the renovation of a nearby park. More than 100 people gathered at Travers Park in Jackson Heights keep their promises, reports CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas.
Helium Shortage Threatens To Inflate Prices For Party BalloonsThe cost of a canister of helium gas has risen from $120 to $240, and party suppliers are being forced to pass long the price hike to their customers. CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Leader Of The Pack: Dog Walking With The Academy Of Royal WolvesAt dog-walking service the Academy of Royal Wolves, the canine "cadets" dress in uniform.
Ocean Grove Recovers From FireSeveral New Jersey business owners who lost their stores in a devastating fire are scrambling to make up for lost time as the summer tourism season draws near. CBSN New York's Meg Baker reports.

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City Dogged In Effort To Shut Down Midtown NYC NewsstandElizabeth Willis says the city is trying to bully her out of business from her newsstand in Times Square. CBS2's Jessica Moore reports.
A Miniature World Of Wonder At Tiny Doll House"I think there's a fascination with things in miniature, that people can create such detailed items that reflect everything in our lives," owner Leslie Edelman told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Yonkers Set To Lose Hundreds Of JobsSeveral hundred workers were scrambling Thursday, after learning their jobs are moving from Westchester County to Georgia. CBSN New York's Tony Aiello reports
At Knitty City, They Say A Stitch In Time Can Help Your Mind"We tell people: Do fifteen minutes of knitting every day, and it will change your life," owner Pearl Chin told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Beloved East Village Candy Store Closes After 45 YearsRaul Candy Store on Avenue B closed down on Thursday, and all treats were free as owner Raul Santiago said goodbye to customers. CBS2’s Mary Calvi reports.
Perfectly Imperfect Jeans At Bowery Blue MakersBorn and raised on the island of Hokkaido in Japan, Echigoya "Echan" Takayuki moved to the United States in the name of denim.
Non-Profit In Small N.J. Town Under FireSome business owners in a small New Jersey town say a non-profit meant to promote business is only promoting itself. CBS2's Meg Baker reports
Amazon Fallout Affecting Real Estate Market?Nancy Wu from Streeteasy tells CBSN New York's Dana Tyler how the real estate market will be affected now that Amazon headquarters will not be coming to New York.
NYC Hardware Store Still In Business After 135 YearsA New York City hardware store is still going strong after opening back in 1884. CBS2's Alex Denis reports.
Iconic NYC Candy Store ClosingCBS2's Reena Roy has the latest on a beloved New York candy store going out of business after 45 years.
Help On Its Way For Small Businesses?It can be tough to be a small business owner in our area. Now, the city is trying to help with grants for small businesses looking to expand. CBSN New York's John Dias reports.
New Jersey Considering $15 Minimum WageNew Jersey lawmakers are considering increasing the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour. CBS2's Mary Calvi reports.
Package-Free Grocery Store Opens In BushwickA new grocery store in Brooklyn is trying to help the environment. CBSN New York's Natalie Duddridge reports
'Hamilton' Team Purchases The Drama Book Shop In NYCLin-Manuel Miranda and some of his "Hamilton" collaborators have purchased the store after it was priced out of its lease. The store's current 40th Street location will close Jan. 20. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
After-School Program Turns NYC Student Into BusinessmanCBS2's Steve Overmyer introduces you to a New York high school student who's become a successful businessman through the "BUILD" after school program.
NYC Candle Pop Up Raising Money For CharityA pop up store in New York is raising money for the fight against cancer, one candle at a time. CBSN New York's Vanessa Murdock reports.
A Timeless Passion: 89-Year-Old Repairs Antique Clocks On Long IslandA. Marshall Irving, soon to turn 90 years old, has his hands full keeping clocks running on time.
Push To Make Strand Bookstore A LandmarkDespite popular support, the owner of New York's independent Strand Book Store opposes getting historic landmark designation, says it would hurt business. CBS2's Mary Calvi reports.
'Small Business Saturday' To Follow Black FridayAmericans are encouraged to shop locally and support small businesses on Small Business Saturday after Black Friday.
What To Do When A Negative Review Goes Viral For Your Business?A dress shop owner on Long Island is now speaking out to set the record straight and to warn other merchants after an inaccurate online review of her shop exploded online. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.

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