Business

Along with Korean nail salon owners and dry cleaners in Flushing, Queens, on Jan. 19, Assemblymember Ron Kim requested that $50 million be added to the 2017 state budget to fund struggling small businesses. (Photo via Korea Daily)

State Aid: Too Little, Too Late for Korean Businesses?

Business, East Asian, New York, Politics June 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

Korean nail salon and dry cleaning business owners are considering leaving the business because of costly new regulations, and they doubt that new legislation awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature will help.

Financial Empowerment for Immigrants: a New Guide

Financial Empowerment for Immigrants: a New Guide

Business, Communities, Education, Immigration June 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm

The New York Immigration Coalition and Qualitas of Life Foundation have issued a new financial guide for immigrants.

Cynthia Koo (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

Dim Sum Stories Told Through Cartoon Illustrations

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan June 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Cynthia Koo came up with the idea of turning dim sum dishes into cartoon characters while eating in her father’s restaurant, writes World Journal. She now runs the successful online business Wonton In A Million.

La Pera Bros manager Carlo Formisano (Photo by Jingwen Wang via World Journal)

Poultry Store in Dyker Heights Caters to Chinese Immigrants

Brooklyn, Business, Demographics, East Asian June 2, 2017 at 8:11 am

Carlo Formisano, the manager of La Pera Bros in Dyker Heights, tells World Journal how the more than 50-year-old business has adapted to the influx of Chinese residents in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Jmart in Bensonhurst (Photo via BKLYNER)

Jmart Opens in Bensonhurst, a Year After Outcry

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian May 31, 2017 at 11:04 am

Jmart will open on Saturday in Bensonhurst, more than a year after uproar that an Asian supermarket would be replacing the closed Waldbaum’s, reports BKLYNER.

Lili Gil Valleta giving the keynote speech during the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) Corporate Achievers Summit held on April 28-30, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo courtesy of CIEN+)

Colombian Aims to Alter Views of Multicultural Markets

Lili Gil Valletta is co-founder and CEO of CIEN+, a business that is revolutionizing the way big businesses see multicultural markets.

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

ReConnect Café Empowers Young Men in Bed-Stuy

Brooklyn, Business, Youth May 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm

BRIC TV visits ReConnect Café, which gives economic opportunities to young men in Bed-Stuy who have been impacted by violence or the criminal justice system.

Thomas Sung (third from left), filmmaker Steve James (next to Sung) and members of the Sung family at a press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Abacus Bank Founding Family Share Thoughts on Social Justice

Business, East Asian, Government May 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm

The family behind Abacus Bank, which primarily serves the Chinese community, spoke at a media event about their legal battle with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo via Bushwick Daily)

One-on-One Language Meetups

Business, Technology May 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

A new app, Lexody, promises to bring together people eager to learn other languages through language “dates,” reports Bushwick Daily.

Pedro Ibarra likes to serve egg yolk bread with homemade strawberry ice cream. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

New Jersey Baker Keeps Sweet Mexican Tradition Alive

Business, Food, Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm

A baker in Passaic, NJ, born and raised on the border of the Puebla and Tlaxcala states, continues the traditions of his ancestors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jaime-Faye Bean is in her second month as the director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District. (Photo by Christopher Barca via Queens Chronicle)

Sunnyside BID Director Draws on Time Abroad

Business, Queens April 28, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Jaime-Faye Bean, the new leader of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, tells Queens Chronicle she draws from her experiences living abroad when working with locals in the diverse neighborhood.

Two Brothers and Two Decades of Peruvian Flavor in Brooklyn   

Two Brothers and Two Decades of Peruvian Flavor in Brooklyn  

Brooklyn, Business, Food, South American April 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Coco Roco restaurant, a pioneer of Peruvian cuisine in Brooklyn founded by two brothers from Cuzco, is celebrating its first 20 years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Signs along 40 Road in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Shops in Flushing Told to Revamp Signage

Business, East Asian, Queens April 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Flushing businesses have been given summonses for having incorrect signage, but many are uncertain how to make fixes that will be acceptable to the Department of Buildings, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Packages are still piled up in an office of DCS. (Photo by Yiyi Huang via World Journal)

Chinese-Run Delivery Company Suspected of Smuggling

Business, East Asian April 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Clients of a delivery company in NYC, which shipped packages to China, may get some answers about the disappearance of their goods after customs officials in Fuzhou, China, busted a smuggling operation, reports World Journal.

Assemblyman Bill Colton and Democratic District Leader Nancy Tong at the Southwest Marine Waste Transfer Station last summer after yet another environmental violation was discovered. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Continuing to Fight Against New SW Brooklyn Waste Transfer Station

Brooklyn, Business, Transportation April 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm

The city just signed a $3.3 billion agreement with Waste Management which will cover hauling garbage from the new Southwest Marine Transfer Station, but local officials vow to keep opposing the transfer station, writes Kings County Politics.