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City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

Business, New York November 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer found “promising signs” in his assessment of city agencies contracting with minority- and women-owned businesses.

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese Supermarket Opens in Nassau County

Business, East Asian, Long Island November 13, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Super FL Mart, a 50,000-square-foot supermarket, opened over the weekend in Mineola, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Tequila Minksy)

A Walk in East Harlem

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan November 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Photos from a photo walk in East Harlem in October.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (far back) presides at hearing on the Jerome Avenue rezoning plan.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

In the Bronx, Complaints About Jerome Ave. Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing November 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm

City plans to rezone the Jerome Avenue corridor were challenged at a hearing held by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., reports Norwood News.

(Photo via World Journal)

New City Law Sends Laundromats Spinning

Business, East Asian, New York November 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm

A new city regulation will make it difficult for many laundromat owners to renew their licenses, World Journal reports.

Movie theater development in Flushing (Photo via Queens Tribune)

The ‘Leading Role’ of Asian-American Developers

Business, East Asian, New York, Real Estate October 31, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Queens Tribune offers a special report with stories on different Asian-Americans playing a role in real estate development in the city.

Council Member Paul Vallone announcing his four-year plan for the Korean community, alongside representatives from the Korean American Association of Greater New York, the Korean American Business Council of New York, Korean Community Services and the Korean American Association of Queens. (Photo via paulvallone.com)

Queens Council Member Announces Plan for Korean Community

Business, East Asian, Government October 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Council member Paul Vallone of eastern Queens released a four-year plan to “empower” the Korean community, with a focus on small businesses, reports Queens Chronicle.

(Photo by er Guiri, Creative Commons license)

Locals Divided Over Hip Hop Bus Tours

Bronx, Business October 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

A “Birthplace of Hip Hop” tour that goes through parts of the Bronx and Harlem has some residents questioning whether the tour comes at the expense of locals, reports Hunts Point Express.

Asmau Ahmed, creator and founder of mobile app Plum Perfect, spoke on a panel of all-female entrepreneurs this weekend at The Other Festival in downtown Brooklyn. (Photo by Kalen Goodluck via BKLYNER)

Black Entrepreneurs Share Experiences at All-Women Festival

Brooklyn, Business October 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

At The Other Festival, Black entrepreneurs spoke of the difficulties in finding investors to fund their businesses, reports BKLYNER.

A ‘Popular Jewelry’ Spot in Chinatown

A ‘Popular Jewelry’ Spot in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Video October 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm

SinoVision English Channel pays a visit to Popular Jewelry, a family-run business in Chinatown that attracts a celebrity clientele.

One of many featured events that Flushingfantastic.nyc is featuring: the Queens Interfaith Unity Walk scheduled for October 15th, starting at the Free Synagogue of Flushing. (Screen shot from Flushingfantastic.nyc)

A Web Guide to ‘Flushing Fantastic’

Asian, Business, Queens October 2, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Flushingfantastic.nyc, with lots of info about the neighborhood, has been unveiled, Times Ledger and Queens Examiner report.

New Beef King at 89 Bayard St. is closing shop after 35 years. (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

No More Hong Kong-Style Jerky?

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 29, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Once their last batch of Hong Kong-style jerky has been sold, the couple running New Beef King will close the Chinatown store after 35 years, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Local Vendors Featured at Whole Foods Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan September 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Whole Foods Harlem, which opened in late July, features products from Harlem entrepreneurs, Manhattan Times reports.

Innisfree opened its first US store in Union Square on Sept. 15. (Photo via Innisfree USA/Instagram)

A Korean Brand Name Inspired by an Irish Poem

Business, Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Western European September 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

The name of a new Korean beauty store in NYC caught the attention of Irish Central.