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(Photo by er Guiri, Creative Commons license)

Locals Divided Over Hip Hop Bus Tours

Bronx, Business October 24, 2017 at 1:17 pm

A “Birthplace of Hip Hop” tour that goes through parts of the Bronx and Harlem has some residents questioning whether the tour comes at the expense of locals, reports Hunts Point Express.

Asmau Ahmed, creator and founder of mobile app Plum Perfect, spoke on a panel of all-female entrepreneurs this weekend at The Other Festival in downtown Brooklyn. (Photo by Kalen Goodluck via BKLYNER)

Black Entrepreneurs Share Experiences at All-Women Festival

Brooklyn, Business October 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm

At The Other Festival, Black entrepreneurs spoke of the difficulties in finding investors to fund their businesses, reports BKLYNER.

A ‘Popular Jewelry’ Spot in Chinatown

A ‘Popular Jewelry’ Spot in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, Video October 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm

SinoVision English Channel pays a visit to Popular Jewelry, a family-run business in Chinatown that attracts a celebrity clientele.

One of many featured events that Flushingfantastic.nyc is featuring: the Queens Interfaith Unity Walk scheduled for October 15th, starting at the Free Synagogue of Flushing. (Screen shot from Flushingfantastic.nyc)

A Web Guide to ‘Flushing Fantastic’

Asian, Business, Queens October 2, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Flushingfantastic.nyc, with lots of info about the neighborhood, has been unveiled, Times Ledger and Queens Examiner report.

New Beef King at 89 Bayard St. is closing shop after 35 years. (Photo by Chunxiang Jin via World Journal)

No More Hong Kong-Style Jerky?

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan September 29, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Once their last batch of Hong Kong-style jerky has been sold, the couple running New Beef King will close the Chinatown store after 35 years, reports World Journal.

(Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Local Vendors Featured at Whole Foods Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan September 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Whole Foods Harlem, which opened in late July, features products from Harlem entrepreneurs, Manhattan Times reports.

Innisfree opened its first US store in Union Square on Sept. 15. (Photo via Innisfree USA/Instagram)

A Korean Brand Name Inspired by an Irish Poem

Business, Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Western European September 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

The name of a new Korean beauty store in NYC caught the attention of Irish Central.

Jonnel Doris and Karine Williams at Diversity Plaza (Photo via Queens Examiner)

Promoting MWBEs – at Diversity Plaza and Beyond

Business, Queens September 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Diversity Plaza’s upgrade is being led by a MWBE-certified company, Queens Examiner reports.

This is the second summer in a row Luka Koprivica has come from Montenegro on the J-1 visa program to work at Hellenic Snack Bar in East Marion. (Photo by Rachel Siford via Times Review)

Worries on LI Over the Future of the J-1 Visa

Business, Labor, Long Island September 8, 2017 at 5:51 pm

Business owners in North and South Fork voice concerns over the possibility that the J-1 visa program will be eliminated, report East Hampton Star and Riverhead-News Review.

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

Asian, Bronx, Business, Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

This month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” takes a look at the story of Cambodian refugees who arrived in the Bronx in the 1980s, the history of jazz music in Asian countries, acid attack survivor Monica Singh, and the ordeal endured by the Chinese owners of Abacus Bank.

Vehicles with paint poured on them. (Photos via Sing Tao Daily)

South of E. Broadway, a Neighborhood Forgotten

Business, Crime, East Asian, Manhattan August 22, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Businesses south of E. Broadway complain that the city is neglecting the neighborhood, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Father Tom Babiuch, from St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward, at mass, which used to be frequented by more than 50 Hispanic parishioners. (Photos via El Diario)

Lost Businesses and Empty Churches after ICE Raid Upstate

Business, Central American, Immigration, Mexican, New York, Religion August 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm

An ICE raid in upstate New York that took 28 undocumented immigrants resulted in the closing of the restaurant in which they worked and an atmosphere of panic that has left even local churches empty, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Xinhua Bookstore (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

The Only Chinese Bookstore in Sunset Park Struggles 

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian August 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Eight years after Xinhua Bookstore opened in Sunset Park to much fanfare, the only Chinese-language bookstore in the neighborhood fights to stay alive as customers turn to digital media, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo via The FilAm)

Queens Filipino Restaurant Abruptly Closes

Business, Food, Queens, Southeast Asian August 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Payag, a Filipino restaurant with a politically active owner known for her pro-Duterte stance, suddenly announced its closure, report The FilAm and Sunnyside Post.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico USA)

Mexican Store in El Barrio Falls Victim to Rising Rent

Business, Manhattan, Mexican, Real Estate August 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm

East Harlem’s México Lindo closes its doors after 27 years, Diario de México USA reports.