Business

Tabatha Lozano started her baking business as a hobby. As it took up more of her time, she decided to open a shop in La Marqueta in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latinos and Immigrants Lead Entrepreneurship

Business, Immigration, Latino August 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm

The Kauffman Foundation’s current Index of Entrepreneurs points to a noteworthy vitality in these communities when it comes to starting businesses, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

María Luisa Pineda and Martín Akerman, co-founders of Envisagenics. (Photo via El Diario)

They Have the Tools to Make Cutting-Edge Medicine

Business, Latino, New York, Technology August 12, 2016 at 10:58 am

Two Latino entrepreneurs, the co-founders of Envisagenics, are proposing scientific solutions to create more effective and affordable medication, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Libin Zheng (third from left) (Photo by Yiyi Huang  via World Journal)

In Sunset Park, Pizza Rolls and Light Bulb Drinks

Business, East Asian, Food August 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Libin Zheng of Viiza, known for Taiwanese-style pizza rolls and light bulb beverages, speaks to World Journal about how his generation of immigrants differs from his parents’ when it comes to running businesses.

Demolition begins on Willets Point (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

What the New Willets Point Will Mean for the Chinese Community

Business, East Asian, Queens August 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

With the demolition of Willets Point underway, Chinese business leaders in Flushing worry about what the redevelopment could mean for Flushing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Koreatown in NYC (Photo by frankieleon, Creative Commons license)

A Car-Free Zone in K-Town?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Transportation August 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Business owners in Koreatown would like to close 32nd Street between 5th Avenue and Broadway to traffic on Friday and Saturday evenings, The Korea Times reports.

Andrew Herrera, president and founder of Remezcla. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

Remezcla: A Latino Culture Vanguard Movement

Brooklyn, Business, Latino August 2, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Andrew Herrera, a Queens native of Ecuadorean descent, leads a national media, advertisement and entertainment company from its brand-new Bushwick headquarters, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“Come on, dad. Smile. You’re retiring,” soon-to-be owner of Emcon Pharmacy Caesar Bhagroo (r) said to his dad, Naresh Bhagroo, while posing for photos. (Photo by Donny Levit via Park Slope Stoop)

Park Slope Pharmacy Owner Retires to Teach in Guyana

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean August 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Naresh Bhagroo, who is retiring and returning to his native Guyana to teacher school kids after being the longtime owner of Emcon Pharmacy, reflects on his nearly three decades working at the pharmacy, in Park Slope Stoop.

Amparo Arango, from Medellín, showing a tray with some of the sweets served in Noches de Colombia, where she works. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Colombian Bakeries Delight the Palate of Union City

Business, Food, Metro Area, South American August 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

The aroma and taste of the land of coffee has an enclave in Union City, New Jersey, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Minsun Kim, at the podium, speaking at a press briefing held at Ron Kim's office. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Supporting Korean Businesses in Wake of New NYC Regs

Business, Southeast Asian July 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Assembly member Ron Kim and representatives of the Korean community are readying a response to new regulations governing the use of chemicals in nails salons and dry cleaning stores, two businesses which are often Korean-owned, The Korea Times reports.

Bolek Ryzinski at his desk, in front of a painting by Danish artist Peter Ravn. (Photo by Aleksandra Slabisz for Voices of NY)

From the West Side to East Harlem, a Polish Builder Makes His Mark

Polish architect Bolek Ryzinski has been renovating, restoring and building across New York City for many years.

Members of the new cooperative planning to start a child care business on Staten Island. (Photo by Hector Calderon via Diario de Mexico)

SI Workers’ Cooperative to Open Child Care Center

Business, Immigration, Labor, Staten Island, Youth July 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

A new child care cooperative is being organized on Staten Island, reports Diario de México.

10Below Ice Cream (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Innovative Ice Cream in Chinatown to Cool Down the Summer

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Youth July 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

World Journal profiles two Chinese-run unique ice cream parlors in Chinatown, 10Below Ice Cream and Penguin Ice Cream.

Mother and son co-owners of  Suzy’s Roti Parlour, Narvin and Suzy Seemungal (Photo by Ditmas Park Corner)

A Caribbean Restaurant Stays in the Family After a Chance Meeting

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean, Food July 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

When Narvin Seemungal and his mom Suzy looked to open a roti shop in Brooklyn, little did they know they would end up taking over a restaurant run by a long-lost cousin, reports Ditmas Park Corner.

A bird's eye view of the property under consideration for redevelopment.
(Image courtesy New York City Economic Development Corporation, via Norwood News)

Riverfront Development for South Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Real Estate July 14, 2016 at 2:48 pm

The New York City Economic Development Corporation has released an RFEI, request for expressions of interest, for the development of a 158,000-square-foot site along the Harlem River in the South Bronx, reports Norwood News.

Ingrid Stewart (Photo by Melissa Noel for Voices of NY)

A Home Skincare Business, Thanks to a Micro Loan

Ingrid Stewart used a $1,200 micro loan to start a home business as an aesthetician. She got the help through the Trillion Dollar Women’s Investment Group (TDWIG).