Turning Oreo Cheesecake into Dough in the South Bronx

By Sophia Paliza-Carre on February 22, 2017 for WNYC News.

According to a study from the Center for an Urban Future, the Bronx is the borough with the highest increase in women-owned businesses across New York City in recent years.In particular, women are creating their own businesses in the food industry. Many are taking a skill they already have and then developing it with the help of shared professional kitchens and training programs.WNYC looks a few different ways food entrepreneurs in the South Bronx are creating economic opportunity by starting a business, at a time when the neighborhoods there are seeing rising rents and gentrification.


Top photo:   Tenants of the Bronx Cookspace cook in the shared professional kitchen in the South Bronx.  (Sophia Paliza-Carre )