Estelle Saad

Commercial rent control bill aims to protect small businesses
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Commercial rent control bill aims to protect small businesses

The New York City Council proposed a bill aimed at protecting small businesses, which will create a commercial rent control. A common problem many small business owners have is being faced with extreme rent hikes following the expiration of their leases, often forcing them out of business. This policy is the city’s response to soaring…

Big Apple Circus isn’t as wondrous as you remember it to be
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Big Apple Circus isn’t as wondrous as you remember it to be

The Big Apple Circus, performing at Lincoln Center until Jan. 27, was the circus of childhood memories. The circus tent, though small, was decorated with lights. A rainbow of colors and big carnival signs offered the various food and souvenirs available. A bar was open and all kinds of carnival foods and heart-attack-inducers were for…

Rising rents burden New York’s low-income residents
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Rising rents burden New York’s low-income residents

New York City has one of the highest rent prices in the United States, which makes it difficult for those with lower incomes to find affordable housing. Though the Mayor Bill de Blasio administration has been working toward creating and preserving affordable housing, according to a recent study done by nonprofit group Citizens Budget Commission,…

WeWork continues to expand, though critics remain skeptical
Business

WeWork continues to expand, though critics remain skeptical

WeWork, a startup that offers rentable space to companies and businesses, is now the largest office tenant in New York City and has plans to expand further. Though it is valued at $20 billion and is growing quickly, critics are skeptical about how the company is turning a profit. WeWork currently opens at least 20…

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Baruch alum talks entrepreneurship

Baruch College alumnus Michael Gilvary, the co-founder and CEO of both Idion and Cutaneous Information Technologies, came to speak at Baruch on Sept. 30 about his business ventures and gave students advice on how to become successful entrepreneurs. Gilvary’s company Idion created an identification and security platform with skin-wearable stickers. The technology authenticates wearers and…

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New Baruch comedy club brings big laughs both on and offline

Pre-Recorded Friday Nights of Baruch is a relatively new club at Baruch College and is a place where people of all different talents can come together. The club, which creates comedy sketches and uploads them to its YouTube channel, is a place for writers, actors, directors, comedians and editors. Club secretary David Raufova explained that…

GOP tax plan hurts small businesses and aids big corporations
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GOP tax plan hurts small businesses and aids big corporations

Contrary to the promises Republicans have made to small business owners in the past, the GOP’s recently passed tax plan is not as beneficial to small businesses as was expected, with a majority of the plan only benefiting large corporations. The tax plan, which was passed through the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate…

WICC shares Caribbean culture during ‘Cultural Explosion’
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WICC shares Caribbean culture during ‘Cultural Explosion’

The West Indian Culture Club hosted its “Cultural Explosion” event as part of Baruch College’s “Caribbean Week ‘Back to The Islands’” festivities. The event took place on May 10 during club hours and consisted of eating, dancing and listening to traditional Caribbean music. Caribbean Week kicked off with an opening ceremony called “Monday Madness” and…

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