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  • New York startup plans to make home renovations easier and more affordable
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    New York startup plans to make home renovations easier and more affordable

    (NEW YORK, NY) — Home renovations just got easier. A new startup, Block, is revolutionizing the way homeowners transform their humble abodes by creating a platform that provides all-inclusive renovation packages. Block’s packages include design, materials and fixtures, permitting, and construction labor. As of right now, the startup offers bathroom […]

  • Startup fights to protect tenants
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    Startup fights to protect tenants

    (NEW YORK, NY) — The fight to protect rent-controlled units in New York City is ongoing. Standing up to landlords who want to sell market-rate units can be challenging. However, the free web-app JustFix.nyc is helping tenants build legal cases to fight evictions and request necessary repairs in rent-regulated units. […]

  • New startup will allow taxis to compete with ride-share apps
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    New startup will allow taxis to compete with ride-share apps

     (NEW YORK, NY) – NYC taxis are making a comeback. Since the city has been introduced to ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft, taxis have seen a dip in customers as well as more road traffic. As part of a two-year pilot program, a new smartphone app for yellow […]