(Photo by Katrina Shakarian via Mott Haven Herald)

A Mom-and-Pop Bakery in the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Food, South American September 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Mott Haven Herald profiles Pitusa Bakery and the Ecuadorean family whose close relationship with staff and customers has kept the store running despite the fast food chains moving in.

At a press briefing on Aug. 26, Sangho Lee, middle, president of the Korean Nail Salon Association, discussed its decision to not proceed with a lawsuit against New York State’s new ventilation requirements. Now, asa group of 60 or so salon owners press forward with a class action suit, the association remains opposed to legal action. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Defying Leadership, Korean Nail Salon Owners Press Suit

Business, East Asian, Metro Area September 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm

About 60 Korean nail salon owners are filing a class-action suit to stop NYS from issuing regulations on ventilation in nail salons. The Korean American Nail Salon Association, however, remains opposed to legal action, Korea Daily reports.

Employees of the Selena Rosa Mexicana restaurant announce the agreement they reached with the Rosa Mexicano restaurant to avoid closing and leaving 40 Latinos unemployed. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Mexican Restaurant Reaches Agreement on Name Rights

Business, Food, Manhattan, Mexican September 20, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Small Manhattan restaurant Selena Rosa Mexicana reached an agreement with the Rosa Mexicano conglomerate, which sued for naming rights and put 40 jobs in jeopardy, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In Queens, a Bastion of Hispanic Literature – and Culture

In Queens, a Bastion of Hispanic Literature – and Culture

Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Queens September 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

Step inside Librería Barco De Papel in Elmhurst, one of the last remaining Spanish-language bookstores in NYC.

Lorelei Salas, commissioner of the NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs, speaking with reporters following a briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. (Photo by Julius Motal for the Center for Community and Ethnic Media)

An ‘Evolving’ Mission for NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs

Business, Government, New York September 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Lorelei Salas, commissioner of the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, met with community and ethnic reporters at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Sept. 15.

Eamonn McDwyer celebrated 50 years in business in March. (Photo by Wendy Joan Biddlecombe via Norwood News)

Days Numbered for ‘Last Irish Bar’ in Norwood?

Bronx, Business, Western European September 15, 2016 at 3:03 pm

A dispute between McDwyer’s Pub and its landlord, 3120 Hull Realty Corp., has made its way to Bronx Housing Court with a trial that would determine the future of the last Irish pub standing in the neighborhood, reports Norwood News.

Rubén Tejada, better known as Chobby Flow, just opened his business in the South Bronx. (Photo via El Diario)

‘You See Everything and Everyone at the Barbershop’

Bronx, Business, Dominican, Latino, New York September 9, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Dominican beauty salons and barbershops in the city are not just places where people can change their hairstyle, they also function as gathering centers for neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Designer Anthony Rosa in his Times Square studio in New York. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tri-State Among Top Ten Areas for Minority-Owned Businesses

Asian, Business, Latino, Metro Area September 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

According to a Census report, New York, Newark and Jersey City are among the top 10 cities with the most minority-owned companies in the country, mostly thanks to Asian and Hispanic entrepreneurs, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Getting the Taste of Baklava Just Right

Getting the Taste of Baklava Just Right

Mehmet Akkurt wanted to bring genuine baklava from the Antep region of Turkey to the U.S., so he imported all the ingredients, and brought a pastry chef here, to make the famous Turkish dessert.

Tempers flared over whether or not to file a lawsuit to block New York state regulations at a recent meeting of the Korean Nail Salon Association (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Nail Salon Owners Fight Over Tactics

Business, East Asian, New York August 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Members of the Korean Nail Salon Association were in an uproar at a recent meeting over whether to sue the block New York State regulations, Korea Daily reports.

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.