The secondhand market stalls have operated outside the St. Jacobus Church for the last two years. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Improvised ‘Little Market’ Brings Relief To Low-Income Families

Brooklyn, Business, Latino, Women November 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Latinas in Sunset Park achieve financial independence by selling secondhand goods outside the St. Jacobus Church in Brooklyn, El Diario reports.

Area residents show a jam-packed No. 7 train and platform at a recent meeting on the proposed Flushing West development (Photo by Victoria Zunitch via Queens Chronicle)

Will Flushing Creek Get Cleaned Up for Flushing West?

Business, Environment, Housing, Queens, Real Estate November 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Queens leaders and community residents expressed concerns recently about how the Flushing West development might affect the community, both Queens Tribune and Queens Chronicle report.

Street vendors set up near the Sunset Park BID (Photo by Jaime DeJesus via The Home Reporter)

Street Vendors Upset Sunset Park Businesses

Brooklyn, Business November 11, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Street vendors operating illegally in Sunset Park are aggravating merchants in the Brooklyn neighborhood, reports The Home Reporter.

Flatbush Caton Market (Photo via The Home Reporter, courtesy of Google maps)

A Renovation for Flatbush Caton Market

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Housing, Real Estate November 3, 2015 at 3:07 pm

The Flatbush Caton Market will be renovated to include a new home of the market, the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and 166 affordable housing units, says The Home Reporter.

Chinese street artists protesting police ticketing in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Artists Protest Times Square Ticketing

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Police November 2, 2015 at 5:26 pm

Swept up in a new wave of police enforcement against costumed characters and painted topless women in Times Square, Chinese street artists are protesting against stepped-up NYPD ticketing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Visitors at Industry City in Sunset Park. (Photo by Adi Talwar via City Limits)

Industry City: A Boon for Sunset Park?

Brooklyn, Business, Real Estate October 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Industry City is drawing more tenants, and more critics. South Slope News and City Limits cover the development of the Sunset Park waterfront complex.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

Street Vendors Ask for Clearer Rules

Business, New York October 26, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Street vendors complain that they depend on the black market to obtain their licenses and are constantly paying fines, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Silicon Harlem co-founder  Clayton Banks (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

‘Silicon Harlem’ Draws a Crowd

Business, Manhattan, Technology October 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Silicon Harlem, which aims to remake Harlem as a tech and innovation hub, drew hundreds to its second annual tech conference, Manhattan Times reports.

Tenant groups protested outside Bronx Housing Court October 15 (Photo by Marc Bussanich via City Limits)

Tenants in Bronx Protest Harassment

Bronx, Business, Housing October 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Tenant groups protested harassment by landlords in front of Bronx Housing Court Oct. 15, City Limits reports.

Signs of the times in Astoria (Photo via Queens tribune)

Astoria: Gentrification or Old-Fashioned Competition?

Business, Queens October 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Commercial rents are rising in Astoria, and businesses are turning over, reports Queens Tribune.

Doris Yao distributing free dumplings (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

A Food Vendor Protests the City’s Permit Cap

Business, East Asian, Food October 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

A Taiwanese food vendor focused attention on the problem with the city’s caps on street vendor licenses by distributing dumplings for free in front of City Hall, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Announcing the formation of the Flushing Lending Circle on Oct. 2 (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘Flushing Lending Circle’ Formed

Business, Queens October 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm

A new lending circle comes to Flushing, with the blessing of local organizations and politicians, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Sunny Mui and Bill Olsen in front of Mui's grocery at Olsen's old address in Sunset Park (Photo by Jane Zhang for Sing Tao Daily)

Fifty Years Later, a Norwegian Finds a Different Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, History, Manhattan, Western European September 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm

A Norwegian American who grew up in Sunset Park returns to find many changes, and the area is due for still more modernization as a hub of New York’s Chinese community. Sing Tao Daily writes about the neighborhood in three articles.

Send Money Through ‘Payo’

Send Money Through ‘Payo’

Business, South Asian September 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

A student at LaGuardia Community College has developed an app for Nepalis to send money home, reports Everest Times.

Storytelling and a Mother-and-Son Success Story in Nueva York

Storytelling and a Mother-and-Son Success Story in Nueva York

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican, South American, Video September 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

The latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Nueva York” features three artists who tell stories through photography, music and movies. And a mother and son who went from selling goods out of a van to owning a bodega and restaurant in Williamsburg.