Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilwoman Margaret Chin joined supporters of the BID to celebrate.

Chinatown B.I.D. approved unanimously

Asian, East Asian, Economy, Manhattan, New York September 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm

The New York City Council has approved the creation of a Chinatown Business Improvement District. The vote followed four years of intense debate, The World Journal reports.

Small businesses ask City Council for help

Economy, In the News, Manhattan, New York September 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Though Lower Manhattan is ranked as the fourth largest commercial district in the country, the neighborhood’s small businesses struggled substantially following 9/11 and the ensuing recession. Such was the message relayed by several business owners at a City Council hearing on Downtown small businesses held on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Working at the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.

New Yorkers go hungry

Economy, Featured Posts, New York September 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm

CUNY J School teamed up with City Limits to report on Brooklyn pantries that are running short on food.

Protest targets immigrant status checks

Protest targets immigrant status checks

Economy, Immigration, In the News September 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Community activists in New York organized a day of protests on Sept. 14 against a controversial bill that would require all employers to check the immigration status of their employees. New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), together with other organizations and local elected officials from Queens, held a workshop to informRead More

Koreans visit NYC in record numbers

East Asian, Economy, In the News, New York September 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm

More than 200,000 South Koreans visited New York City last year, setting a three-year record. According to NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, a total of 223,000 people from South Korea visited New York in 2010, a 25.2% increase from 167,000 the year before. It’s also the first reboundRead More

Post-9/11 restaurant respects workers rights

Post-9/11 restaurant respects workers rights

Economy, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York September 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Ted Hesson tells the inspirational story of Colors, a post-9/11 restaurant located in downtown Manhattan.

Muslim fashion hits runway

Muslim fashion hits runway

African American, Brooklyn, Economy, Featured Posts September 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Nailah Lymus, an African-American single Muslim mother, sees Fashion Week as an opportunity to shed new light on Islamic culture and to break stereotypes.

Korean community owns piece of NJ

East Asian, Economy, In the News, Metro Area September 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

The Korea Daily News, 31 August, 2011. Korean-Americans own six of the 10 commercial buildings on Broad Avenue in Palisades Park, and 57 percent of all the buildings on the street between Route 46 E. Edsall Blvd. All told, according to information from the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, asRead More