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A design by Yvonne Jewnell (Photo by Ken Watson)

‘Female as Warrior’ – Fashions from a Young Black Designer

Black, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York February 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

From cowry shells to combat fatigues, fashions from young designer Yvonne Jewnell celebrate the strength of women of color.

Long Deng (center) with his wife and son in Times Square (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

First Chinese Supermarket Listed on NASDAQ

Business, East Asian, Food, New York February 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Sing Tao Daily tells the personal story of Long Deng, the man behind the first publicly listed Chinese supermarket on the NASDAQ.

Venezuelan restaurant El Cocotero closed and posed a sign that read: “We love America but Government doesn’t not love us.” (Photo: Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Immigrant Strike is Felt Throughout NYC

Business, Immigration, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

El Diario reports on the immigrants who took part in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, and the employers who supported them. Queens Latino, meanwhile, takes a look at how the demonstration shuttered parts of Roosevelt Avenue.

(Photo by Ted Eytan, Creative Commons license)

How a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Affected Korean Businesses

Business, East Asian, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Korean small business owners who rely on Hispanic employees speak to Korea Daily about the impact of the “day without immigrants” and their thoughts on the protest.

Brooklynites Supporting Arab Neighbors

Brooklynites Supporting Arab Neighbors

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern February 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

A new poster campaign expresses support for Arab neighbors in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and elsewhere, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Nicolás Aguilar, owner of Nicomex, says that local merchants are in waiting mode. (Photo via Diario de México USA)

Mexican Importers Fear Trump’s Tariffs Will Bring Inflation

Business, Metro Area, Mexican February 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Import entrepreneurs of Mexican products in New Jersey brace for Trump’s promised tariff increases, and say that “everybody will pay more” if they are implemented, Diario de México USA reports.

Parcel delivery businesses feel the effects of Trump's execitive order (Photo by Shuhan Yu via World Journal)

Chinese Immigrants Cancel Trips After Trump’s Executive Order

Business, East Asian, New York, Transportation February 7, 2017 at 3:29 pm

President Trump’s executive order on immigration has prompted Fujianese immigrants to cancel trips to China, in turn affecting Chinese delivery businesses in New York, reports World Journal.

This building on Roosevelt and 77th Street will be demolished to erect a 7-story commercial and residential building with parking. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Change Coming to Roosevelt Ave.

Business, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

The announced demolition of two buildings along Roosevelt Avenue raises worries of displacement for minority-owned businesses and gentrification in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

Raúl Arriaga, a Hispanic employee at the Golden Deli bodega, and owner Adman Alshabbi joined the protest. New York bodegas closed to protest the anti-Muslim measures of Trump’s government. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Bodega Employees Support Yemeni-Led Trump Protest

Business, Latino, Muslim, New York February 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Latino bodega employees supported the demonstration against the president’s anti-Muslim measures, saying that it is necessary to join in to stop the current government’s abuse, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Saleh Kassim at Cortelyou Smoke Shop & Deli. (Photo by Carly Miller via BKLYNER)

Yemeni Bodega Owners in Brooklyn Speak Out

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Before the Yemeni-owners of bodegas across the city shuttered their doors in protest of the “Muslim ban,” BKLYNER spoke to some of them in Ditmas Park for their take on the executive order.

Safeena Mecklai and Tunisha Walker present the new MWBE Connect NY app, designed to help entrepreneurs find public contracts. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

An App to Match Minority-Owned Businesses with Public Contracts

Business, New York, Women February 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Two New York entrepreneurs have launched an app to help minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBE) know about government contracts and the process to obtain them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Fifteen Shops Affected in Flushing Fire

Business, East Asian, Queens January 31, 2017 at 11:29 am

Businesses in Flushing are still reeling from a four-alarm fire in Flushing on Jan. 25 – the second in six months, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Flushing (Photo by NYC Department of Transportation, Creative Commons license)

How a US-China Trade War Could Impact Flushing

Business, East Asian, Queens January 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm

Queens Chronicle speaks to Chinese community leaders and residents of Flushing to get their take on new tensions between the U.S. and China.

Stringer on City Contracts with Asian Americans and More

Stringer on City Contracts with Asian Americans and More

Business, East Asian, Immigration, Media, New York, Politics January 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer spoke about city contracting with Asian-American businesses and other topics at the office of Korea Daily in Long Island City.

Víctor Navarrete, co-owner of Fragole, in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

From Busboy to Fancy Restaurant Entrepreneur

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Mexican January 24, 2017 at 11:50 am

El Diario/La Prensa tells the story of Víctor Navarrete, who came to New York from Mexico to study English and, after working as a busboy and overcoming serious problems, ended up co-owning an Italian restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.