Cherry’s Unisex Salon – Age-friendly Business Profile

Cherry's Storefront

Cherry’s Unisex Salon is a full-service hair and beauty salon that has been in business for 20 years. Current owner and stylist, Keisha, started working at Cherry’s while she was a law student to help pay for tuition. However, after discovering her passion for entrepreneurship and hair styling, Keisha decided to take over the business when the previous owner retired … Read More

Age-friendly Neighborhood Fort-Greene/Clinton Hill featured in The Brooklyn Reader

Photo: Courtesy of MARP A recent article in The Brooklyn Reader, “Community Forum Seeks Participation of Senior Residents to Create a More Age-Friendly Myrtle Ave” featured Age-friendly Neighborhood Fort Greene/Clinton Hill’s recent Community Forum, led by the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP), to gather and share ideas on developing a more age-friendly experience along Myrtle Avenue. [Full Article]

Brooklyn Swirl – Age-friendly Business Profile

Owner Jean Alerte in front of the store.

This interview is part of Age-friendly NYC’s new business profile series. Jean Alerte, Owner of Brooklyn Swirl, first realized his dream of becoming an entrepreneur after he moved from Brooklyn to Long Island with his family as a child. Noticing that many of his friends’ parents owned businesses which they would one day run, he decided he also wanted to … Read More

Important Message from the New York City Council


Help Improve your Neighborhood: Take the Age-friendly NYC Community Survey Please take a moment and read this important message from the New York City Council. If you are an older adults (50+) please complete the survey to help City Council better serve its diverse communities and make your neighborhood more inclusive of the needs of older residents and visitors. The … Read More

Meet the Staff: Carolyn Stem, Age-friendly Project Assistant


The Basics Age: 65+ Neighborhood: Upper West Side Hobbies: Music, Opera, Concert-going, Cooking, Gardening How did you get started with Age-friendly NYC? I went to a town hall meeting with Gale Brewer, Christine Quinn and Ruth Finkelstein in March of 2008 on the Upper West Side. My mother had just died in January and I had experienced first-hand the decline … Read More