Tag Archives: bodegas

Latest Attempt to ‘Disrupt’ Bodegas Is a Self-Driving Convenience Store on Wheels

Source: Grub Street NY

The trailer for Silicon Valley‘s fifth season is finally out, which means you might mistake Robomart for a parody start-up you’ll see on HBO. Don’t: The Santa Clara company behind “the world’s first self-driving mini mart” is very real, and founder Ali Ahmed seems to have learned very …

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Today’s Bodega Strike Is a Bid for Unity and Immigrants’ Rights

Source: Grub Street NY

At noon today, more than 1,000 Yemeni-American bodegas, grocers, and other New York City businesses went on strike as a direct response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration, which named Yemen as one of the seven nations from which immigrants and refugees are temporarily banned. …

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New York’s Yemeni Grocers Will Go on Strike Tomorrow in Response to Trump’s Muslim Ban

Source: Grub Street NY

President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries has been met with a swift (if divided) response. Protests erupted in 20 cities, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance went on a general strike at JFK Airport, and …

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Petition Demands Amnesty for All of New York’s Bodega Cats

Source: Grub Street NY

A clueless Yelper earned the internet‘s wrath this week after giving an East Village deli a one-star review purely on the basis of its bodega cat. Thankfully, “Diana D.” quickly learned the error of her ways (the post has vanished), but as happens anytime something

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$5,000 Reward Set for New York City Ice-Cream Bandits

Source: Grub Street NY

Someone has it out for the ice-cream aisle at Gristedes: The Post reports that, this week, a “Bonnie-and-Clyde duo” carted off 80 cartons from the grocery chain’s Chelsea store (somebody caught them in the act with their cell-phone camera), and billionaire owner/perennial mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis is…More »

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