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Knight in her studio, where she’s working on a new collection. (Photo by Katie Warren via The Bridge)

A Modest Fashion Line in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Women January 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm

The Bridge speaks to Nzinga Knight of Brooklyn whose clothing line for all women is inspired by her Muslim faith, with a contemporary touch.

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Business, Food, Manhattan January 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Coogan’s Restaurant, a fixture in Washington Heights for more than three decades, drew politicians and patrons of many ethnicities. Now it’s due to close thanks to rising rent, reports Manhattan Times.

Coss Marte, founder of the ConBody gym, where the training is based on an exercise routine he developed in prison. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

From Jail to Ex-Con Employer

Business, Criminal Justice, Manhattan, New York, Sports December 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Coss Marte, of Dominican origin, was sentenced to 7 years and developed an exercise routine to do in jail. Today, he hires ex-convicts at the gym he owns, which he wants to turn into a franchise, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A 360 View of ‘Little Senegal’

A 360 View of ‘Little Senegal’

African, Business, Manhattan, Video December 14, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Get a tour of Harlem’s Little Senegal through this 360 video.

Workers in the warehouse area at UncommonGoods in Sunset Park (Photo by Kadia Goba via The Bridge))

Helping Seasonal Workers to Advance

Brooklyn, Business, Labor December 12, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Brooklyn-based online retailer UncommonGoods tries to help its seasonal workers to secure employment and income after the holiday rush is over, reports Kadia Goba in The Bridge.

“It’s really a spirit of the island,” said Miriam Barbosa (right, with partner Ralph) of pitorro. 
(Photo by Desiree Johnson via Manhattan Times)

La Marqueta Returns

Business, Manhattan, Puerto Rican November 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

La Marqueta has been renamed “La Marqueta Retoña” (The Market Returns) in time for the holidays in the latest effort to revive the historic East Harlem marketplace, reports Manhattan Times.

The East Elmhurst Corona Alliance protests at LaGuardia Airport. (Photo via Queens Tribune)

Protesting Contracting Practices and More at LGA

Business, Queens November 30, 2017 at 3:12 pm

This is the third year that clergy and others protested to urge that the state increase contracting with minority and women-owned businesses in connection with the $8 billion upgrade of LaGuardia Airport, reports Queens Tribune.

(Photo via West Side Rag)

A Rabbi, an UWS Bookstore and a Kids’ Book on Palestine

Business, Jewish, Middle Eastern November 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue wants Book Culture to rescind their support of “P is for Palestine,” a children’s alphabet book, writes West Side Rag.

NYSAMC members with Public Advocate Letitia James on a construction site. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

NYS Minority Contractors Group Marks 20th Anniversary

Brooklyn, Business, New York November 29, 2017 at 3:13 pm

The New York State Association of Minority Contractors (NYSAMC) will mark its 20th anniversary with a dinner awards gala on Nov. 30, reports Kings County Politics.

Witnesses said Chinese girls jumped from there. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Massage Parlor Worker Dies in Police Raid

Business, East Asian, Queens November 28, 2017 at 5:09 pm

In reporting on a massage parlor worker who jumped to her death during a police raid in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily looks into the background of the Chinese immigrant and how some massage parlors affect area businesses.

Cosme Aguilar, 41, began working in the kitchen of a French restaurant as a doorman and performing cleaning duties. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Auto Mechanic to High-End Chef

Business, Food, Queens November 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Casa Enrique, the first and only Mexican restaurant in the city with the prestigious Michelin star, is run by an immigrant chef with no cooking training, El Diario/La Prensa reports.  

City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

City Agencies: Doing a Bit Better on Minority Contracting

Business, New York November 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm

City Comptroller Scott Stringer found “promising signs” in his assessment of city agencies contracting with minority- and women-owned businesses.

Members of the Street Vendor project join hands and chant "Vendor power!" and "Se, se puede!" at the end of the International Street Vendors Day celebration.(Photo by Samantha Maldonado for Voices of NY)

Street Vendors Celebrate and Organize

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, New York November 15, 2017 at 5:04 pm

At the fifth annual International Street Vendors Day celebration, organizers brought attention to a Council bill that would add nearly 4,500 vending permits in the city.

(Photo by Peter Chu via World Journal)

Chinese Supermarket Opens in Nassau County

Business, East Asian, Long Island November 13, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Super FL Mart, a 50,000-square-foot supermarket, opened over the weekend in Mineola, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Tequila Minksy)

A Walk in East Harlem

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan November 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Photos from a photo walk in East Harlem in October.