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Patty Brenes (left), one of the Carriage House’s first chefs, and Dorothy Waggelman (Photo by Pamela Wong via Bklyner)

Granddaughter of Irish Immigrants to Shutter Bar on St. Patrick’s

Brooklyn, Business March 14, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Dorothy Waggelman speaks to Bklyner about running the Old Carriage Inn in Park Slope since 1983.

Council member Ydanis Rodríguez (fourth from left) joined the Bodega Association of the United States who says it wants nothing to do with selling marijuana if legalized. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Bodega Group Says ‘No’ to Weed

Business, Health, New York March 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm

A bodega organization recently came out against selling marijuana in its stores if it becomes legal but not all owners agree, reports Manhattan Times.

(Photo by Lan Mu via World Journal)

Japanese Dollar Store Triggers New Round of Competition in Flushing

Business, Queens March 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Chinese owners of 99-cent stores react to the opening of Daiso, a famous Japanese dollar store, in Flushing, reports World Journal.

Industry City has agreed to delay filing its rezoning application to allow community involvement to continue. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Reporter)

Slowing Industry City Rezoning Process

Brooklyn, Business March 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Industry City postponed a discussion of its rezoning proposal, says Brooklyn Reporter.

Linda Thach in front of Little Skips cafe. (Photo via Bushwick Daily)

Cambodian Refugee Turned Coffee Shop Owner

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Southeast Asian March 12, 2019 at 5:02 pm

Linda Thach, owner of the Little Skips café in Bushwick, now runs several businesses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, reports Bushwick Daily.

Hamid Kermanshah unfurls antique Persian rugs in his eponymous Kermanshah Oriental Rugs shop near Union Square. (Photo via NY City Lens)

How Sanctions on Iran Impact Persian Rug Stores in NYC

Business, Middle Eastern, New York March 11, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Persian rug store owners describe to NY City Lens how the U.S. reimposing sanctions on Iran has affected their business.

The site of shuttered storefronts has caused concerns all over the city, as commercial rents reportedly rise. (Photo via City Limits)

Report: How Rising Rents Hurt Immigrant Small Businesses

Business, Immigration, New York March 8, 2019 at 5:23 pm

A study released by the Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development finds that 77 percent of immigrant small business owners surveyed felt “overburdened” by the rent they currently pay, reports City Limits.

A courtyard in Industry City. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Menchaca Wants Industry City Plans Put on Hold

Brooklyn, Business March 7, 2019 at 5:51 pm

Council member Carlos Menchaca is asking Industry City to delay their rezoning application for the more than 5 million square feet of land on the Sunset Park waterfront, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Enrique Arbelaez (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Rutgers University Program Seeks to Bolster Black and Latino Entrepreneurs

Black, Business, Latino March 4, 2019 at 4:03 pm

Led by a Colombian immigrant and businessman, Rutgers University’s “Black and Latino Tech” program seeks to train more minority startup entrepreneurs, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Councilmember Ritchie Torres speaks about his proposed bill to bolster LGBTQ-owned businesses in New York City. (Photo by Matt Tracy via Gay City News)

Push to Certify LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in NYC

Business, LGBTQ, New York March 1, 2019 at 4:45 pm

NYC Council member Ritchie Torres is one of the sponsors of a bill that would offer certification to LGBTQ-owned businesses, reports Gay City News.

Sisters Agata (from left) and Paulina, who run Happy Zoe Vegan Bakery with their mother Aleksandra, have been vegan for the past 20 years. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

A Changing Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European February 25, 2019 at 5:34 pm

A growing number of Polish business owners in Greenpoint have opted for non-Polish store names and offerings that fit the preferences of newer residents, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Danii Oliver, owner of Island to Island Brewery in Flatbush. “I’m not interested in beer that marginalizes people,” she says. “As many people as there are on the planet, that’s as many styles of beer that there are.” (Photo by Regina Bresler via Brooklyn Based)

Spirits and Social Justice at Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, Business, Food February 21, 2019 at 5:02 pm

At Taproom 642, home to Island to Island Brewery, Danii Oliver offers an open space for diverse tastes and diverse communities, reports Brooklyn Based.

The Flushing BID, Council member Peter Koo and community members signed a petition in an effort to restore 40th Road back to its former status as a vibrant commercial district. (Photo via World Journal)

Campaign Launched in Flushing to Clean the Name of 40th Road

Business, Queens February 19, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Council member Peter Koo, the Flushing BID and other community organizations have started an initiative to drive out massage parlors from 40th Road and change the street’s reputation as a red light district, reports World Journal.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation of Queens at a rally opposing the deal with Amazon to build its second headquarters in Queens, NY. Seen in photo, Executive Director Annetta Seecharan, right, addressing the crowd. (Photo courtesy of Chhaya CDC via News India Times)

South Asian Nonprofit Cheers Withdrawal of Amazon

Business, Queens, Social Services, South Asian February 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Chhaya Community Development Corporation explains to News India Times what they took issue with in the Amazon deal.

Tony and Marie Aflak holding their freshly baked pita bread. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Reporter)

Pita All Day at Mid-East Bakery

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Middle Eastern February 14, 2019 at 11:12 am

Mid-East Bakery stays in the family in Bay Ridge, says Brooklyn Reporter.