Streit’s is the only matzo company that uses a convection oven to bake their matzo, allowing it to be browned on both sides. (Photo by Jenny Powers via The Forward)

Streit’s Matzo Now Made in Rockland County

Business, Food, Jewish, Metro Area March 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm

The Forward visits Streit’s, the historic Lower East Side matzo bakery now located in Rockland County, as it makes its “Kosher for Passover” matzo.

More than 400 people attended the public hearing on a proposed expansion of a building on 82nd Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Community Pushback Limits Development in Jackson Heights

Business, Queens, Real Estate March 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Queens Community Board 4 rejected a spot rezoning application by a developer to construct a 13-story building in Jackson Heights, after residents and local business owners argued that it would bring displacement and segregation, Queens Latino reports.

The panel at the M/WBE awards ceremony at the Billy Holiday Theater. (Photo by William Engel via Kings County Politics)

M/WBE Panel in Brooklyn

Asian, Black, Brooklyn, Business, Economy, Latino, Women March 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm

Promoting M/WBEs in New York was the topic of a recent panel discussion in Brooklyn, reports Kings County Politics.

At Lalo's in Bushwick. (Photo by Jose Alvarado via Bushwick Daily)

A Look at Lalo’s, a Puerto Rican Barbershop

Brooklyn, Business, Puerto Rican March 12, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Bushwick Daily profiles a tiny Puerto Rican barbershop on Suydam Street.

Carmen Vega-Rivera is one of several hundred activists fighting for deeper affordability along Jerome Avenue.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Examining the Potential Impact of Jerome Ave. Rezoning

Bronx, Business, Housing March 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Norwood News explores how rezoning might change the Jerome Avenue corridor of the Bronx.

Artist Gabriele Perici (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Astoria Businesses Hurting Over Subway Station Closings

Business, Latino, Queens March 5, 2018 at 5:15 pm

The closing of two Astoria subway stations for renovation is wreaking havoc for dozens of Hispanic businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYC’s First Ethiopian Food Truck

NYC’s First Ethiopian Food Truck

African, Business, Food, New York March 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm

The owner of Makina Cafe, the city’s first Ethiopian/Eritrean food truck, speaks to NY City Lens.

Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

Business, Caribbean, Politics March 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A thriving community needs not just political representation but also robust small businesses and grassroots organizations, writes Garry Pierre-Pierre in The Haitian Times.

Argentinean entrepreneur Daniel Levy, at his Manhattan Office Design headquarters. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Minority Businesses Grow – But Not Fast Enough

Business, Latino, New York February 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

While local, statewide and federal efforts have benefited minority-owned businesses, the number of city contracts is growing at a slower pace than Hispanic entrepreneurs expected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Justin Fox via Bklyner)

South African Restaurant Madiba Closes

Brooklyn, Business, Food February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm

Madiba Restaurant, known for its owner’s political activism, has closed after 19 years, Bklyner reports in a roundup of recently shuttered eateries.

Immigrants are not shopping or spending the way they used to. The cancellation of TPS is hitting Long Island businesses. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Businesses Feel the Pinch of End of TPS

Business, Central American, Long Island February 14, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The effects of the cancellation of TPS for Salvadorans is already felt in local Long Island businesses as customers are trying to save money and it’s more difficult to find workers, Noticia Long Island reports.

Sahadi's co-owner Christine Sahadi Whelan and her husband Pat. (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sahadi’s to Open in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern February 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Sahadi’s, the famed Middle Eastern grocery store in Brooklyn, is opening its second location after seven decades on Atlantic Avenue, report Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Paper.

(Photo by Andrew Tobia via Bushwick Daily)

The ‘First Tortilla Factory Remains as One of the Last’

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Mexican February 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Bushwick Daily visits Mi Barrio Tortilleria, one of the few surviving tortilla factories in the neighborhood.

TD has committed $10 million to a NYC loan fund for small businesses and M/WBEs. (Photo by Mike Mozart, Creative commons license)

More Loans for M/WBEs

Business, Communities, Government, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm

The city announced that three city-designated banks are committing funds to triple the size of loan funds for small businesses and M/WBEs.

The new store, with the old name, on Mott St. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Suspicious Twin of an Old Brand Name, in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

What’s in a name? Paul Eng, whose family owned and ran the original Fong Inn Too in Chinatown, charges trademark infringement by a new shop in the same location, Sing Tao Daily reports.