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 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.

Jagdish Bhagwati (Photo via News India Times)

New Center on Indian Economy

Business, Manhattan, South Asian September 24, 2015 at 11:40 am

A new center at Columbia University will study India and Indian economic policies, News India Times reports.

Protestors outside the DCP review session on September 21 (Photo by Abigail Savitch-Lew via City Limits)

Planning for a New East New York

Brooklyn, Business, Housing, Real Estate September 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm

The East New York rezoning proposal has yet to be approved, but it is coming under fire for a number of reasons, City Limits reports.

A street scene in K-twon (Photo via The Korean times)

The Evolution of K-Town

Business, Culture, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Koreatown in Manhattan has changed quite a bit over the last five years, and now some of the stresses that have come with its growth and popularity are worrying business owners, The Korea Times report in two articles about the busy stretch of West 32nd Street.

A sign explaining price increases posted at a nail salon (Photo via The Korea Times)

Nail Salons Raise Prices and Sue Over Bonds

Business, East Asian September 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Stories from The Korea Times find nail salons are charging higher prices as a result of the new regulations, and a lawsuit have been filed challenging the state’s requirement of purchasing wage surety bonds.

Janice Fredericks of Fabulous Freddy’s in East Elmhurst (Photo provided to Amsterdam News)

On Beauty Supplies and Black Business

Black, Business, Queens September 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm

In profiling Janice Fredericks, owner of beauty supply store Fabulous Freddy’s in East Elmhurst, Amsterdam News writes about the challenges Black consumers face in finding beauty products stores that cater to them, and about Black entrepreneurs starting out in the industry.

Shanise Mills and Chinedum Emelumba

Black Fashionistas Find Fashion Week Alternative

Black, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan September 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Zuvaa, a fashion week alternative for Black fashionistas, pops up on the Lower East Side.

Latino workers at the new buildings in the Wrold Trade Center area (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

Latino Hands Rebuild Ground Zero

Business, Labor, Latino, New York, Real Estate September 11, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Latino workers have been essential to the rehabilitation of Lower Manhattan after the terrorist attacks 14 years ago, El Diario reports.

Customers at a Korean bakery in Flushing (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean Bakeries Raise Prices, Lose Customers

Business, East Asian, Food, New York September 11, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Both franchise and non-franchise Korean bakeries have been raising prices, and Korean customers say they are looking elsewhere for bread and pastries, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

An Old Chinatown Restaurant Closes

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Sing Tao Daily looks at the shuttering of the decades-old Grand Harmony restaurant and the factors contributing to the decline of the restaurant business in Chinatown.

City, Mexican Consulate Team Up to Prevent Worker Abuse

City, Mexican Consulate Team Up to Prevent Worker Abuse

Business, Labor, Latino, Mexican, New York August 31, 2015 at 6:19 pm

The Mexican Consulate and OSHA have created an alliance to prevent abuse of Mexican laborers in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

Whither Willets Point?

Whither Willets Point?

Business, Queens, Real Estate August 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The development of a mall, affordable housing and other parts of a plan for Willets Point are in jeopardy now that the de Blasio administration has declined to join real estate developers in contesting a July ruling against them, reports Queens Chronicle.

A sign from posted at Queen Jane Day Spa (Photo via Korea Daily)

Some Nail Salons Close for the Day to Oppose NYS Actions

Business, East Asian, New York August 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Some nail salons closed on Aug. 25 to demonstrate their opposition to New York State’s inspections, inspired by a campaign by, Korea Daily reports.