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At March 17 press briefing joined by leaders of Korean American small business groups, Sang Suk Park, second from left, president of the Korean American Dry Cleaners Association in New York, speaks about struggles that dry cleaners are facing due to the latest regulations. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Businesses Urge NYS Financial Support

Business, East Asian, New York March 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Korean and Chinese owners of nail salons and dry cleaners are pushing for financial support from New York state to help meet new environmental regulations they say are burdensome, reports Korea Daily.

Benjamin Cintrón is one of the consumers affected by Major World’s selling practices, which will now be judged by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). (Photo: A.B.N. via El Diario)

City Charges Car Dealer with Illegal Practices

Business, Crime, Latino, Queens March 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is requesting the court to impose fines and restitution against Major World and to revoke the business’ license, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

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Kosher Pizza Dispute Settled in Rabbinical Court

Business, Food, Jewish March 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

In reporting on how a pizza parlor brought a rival to rabbinical court, The Forward looks at how much influence the court, and Jewish law, have in Hasidic Brooklyn.

Oscar playing in his mom’s 99 cent store. (Photo by Tiu Wu vi Feet in Two Worlds)

An Intimate Look at a 99 Cent Store

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian March 8, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Reporting for Feet in 2 Worlds, a graduate student from China decided to spend some time in Sunset Park with the owner of a 99 cent store and her son.

Antonio Chavez, owner of Grandma’s Bakery on 13th Ave. in Dyker Heights. (Photo by Paul Frangipane)

Italian Businesses in Dyker Heights Cater to New Customers

Asian, Brooklyn, Business, Demographics, Latino March 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm

BKLYNER speaks to Italians in Dyker Heights who have handed their businesses over to more recent immigrants as Asian and Hispanic residents move into the historically Italian neighborhood.

Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is an area with an important and growing Latino community including a large percentage of Mexican immigrants. During the last week of February, restaurants in the area had few customers. (Photo via Impacto)

Raids in New York City Neighborhoods Affecting Local Economy

Business, Immigration, Latino, Queens, Staten Island March 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Concern over the immigration measures enforced by the Trump administration has become a true nightmare affecting the five boroughs far beyond immigrants without legal status, Impacto Latino and El Diario report.

The Empanada Fork, Hipatia López’s invention, helps cooks close the dough when making the traditional Latino turnover. (Photo provided to El Diario)

100 Empanadas and an Invention Made Her an Entrepreneur

Business, Food, Metro Area, South American March 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

El Diario/La Prensa profiles Hipatia López, a young Latina entrepreneur who won a contest to promote her invention on HSN: an “Empanada Fork.”

The creator of the Queens Night Market, John Wang. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Unique Queens Market Fosters Entrepreneurship for Immigrants

Business, Food, Immigration, Queens February 28, 2017 at 12:06 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews John Wang, the creator of the Queens International Night Market, an open-air night market featuring independent vendors from all over the world.

John Ho, center right, son of Susan Lee, former owner of  Ho Flowers and Plants in Jackson Heights, receives a citation from New York City Council member Daniel Dromm. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Florist Honored in Queens

Business, East Asian, Immigration, Queens February 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm

The late Susan Lee, who ran Ho Flowers and Plants in Queens for 42 years, was honored by City Council member Daniel Dromm, Korea Daily reports.

A design by Yvonne Jewnell (Photo by Ken Watson)

‘Female as Warrior’ – Fashions from a Young Black Designer

Black, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York February 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

From cowry shells to combat fatigues, fashions from young designer Yvonne Jewnell celebrate the strength of women of color.

Long Deng (center) with his wife and son in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

First Chinese Supermarket Listed on NASDAQ

Business, East Asian, Food, New York February 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sing Tao Daily tells the personal story of Long Deng, the man behind the first publicly listed Chinese supermarket on the NASDAQ.

Venezuelan restaurant El Cocotero closed and posed a sign that read: “We love America but Government doesn’t not love us.” (Photo: Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Immigrant Strike is Felt Throughout NYC

Business, Immigration, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

El Diario reports on the immigrants who took part in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, and the employers who supported them. Queens Latino, meanwhile, takes a look at how the demonstration shuttered parts of Roosevelt Avenue.

(Photo by Ted Eytan, Creative Commons license)

How a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Affected Korean Businesses

Business, East Asian, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Korean small business owners who rely on Hispanic employees speak to Korea Daily about the impact of the “day without immigrants” and their thoughts on the protest.

Brooklynites Supporting Arab Neighbors

Brooklynites Supporting Arab Neighbors

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern February 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

A new poster campaign expresses support for Arab neighbors in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and elsewhere, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Nicolás Aguilar, owner of Nicomex, says that local merchants are in waiting mode. (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Mexican Importers Fear Trump’s Tariffs Will Bring Inflation

Business, Metro Area, Mexican February 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Import entrepreneurs of Mexican products in New Jersey brace for Trump’s promised tariff increases, and say that “everybody will pay more” if they are implemented, Diario de México USA reports.