Direct marketing schemes seem to present attractive job prospects for Filipino and other immigrant communities but upfront investments and other obligations pose risks for participants.
Fordham Plaza has been redesigned, but vendor spaces may remain empty through 2016, reports Norwood News.
The Latino community demands solutions to the elevated rental prices that have been pushing small vendors out of business for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
More and more Korean beauty products are being featured at stores in NYC.
Local officials revisit the redevelopment of Webster Avenue in the Bronx after rezoning has failed to garner the commercial interest promoters desired.
Haijing Bai opened Zing’s Awesome Rice on the Lower East Side to prove that Chinese food “can be beautiful, elegant and even sexy,” she tells World Journal.
Chinese and Korean nail salon owners said at a press conference led by Ron Kim that they’re being unfairly scrutinized, reports Queens Tribune.
Two and a half years after the expansion of the 82nd Street Business Improvement District was proposed, the plan seems stalled due to a lack of community support, QueensLatino reports.
The Grocery Worker Retention Act would protect some 30,000 workers, most of them immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
National retailers are opening more outlets in the Bronx, one sign of an improving business climate.
In the Bronx, residents can get help in organizing their finances through “Getting Ahead” workshops offered by the University Neighborhood Housing Program.
Venezuelan Carlos Puche went from dog walker to co-founder of a business offering day care and other services for pets in Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
With interest in the Powerball lottery high in Polish and other immigrant communities, Nowy Dziennik reports on how non-Americans – from tourists to undocumented immigrants to overseas purchasers – might fare on the off chance that one of them wins the record-high pot.
The Healthy Bodega Initiative has offered workshops to bodega employees in the South Bronx on how to provide healthy eating options while remaining financially stable, reports Mott Haven Herald.
Eat Offbeat, a food delivery service slated to start next month in New York City, will offer meals cooked by refugees hired by the business as chefs, reports Brooklyn Ink.