Business

Yovelsi Ortuno, from Venezuelan restaurant Patacón Pisao on the Lower East Side. (Photo via El Diario)

Can a Council Bill Help Small Businesses Survive?

Business, Government, New York October 19, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Business owners welcome a City Council bill to protect small businesses, many of them immigrant-owned, from rising rents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson, in Flushing Queens. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

NYC Seeks to Further Boost Minority-Owned Businesses

Asian, Black, Business, Latino, New York October 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

As New York has reached a record 6,000 women and minority-owned businesses, the city seeks to increase this number to 9,000 with $20 billion in investments and community events like one in Flushing last week, Queens Latino reports.

Vendors protesting outside City Hall before a vote to restrict their activities in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Vendors Oppose Flushing Restrictions

Business, East Asian, Queens September 28, 2018 at 2:09 pm

A bill introduced by Council member Peter Koo and passed by the Council provoked protests among Flushing vendors, reports Sing Tao Daily.

About 15 years ago, Polish immigrants started moving into Glendale, Queens. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

A Less Polish Glendale

Business, Demographics, Eastern European, Queens September 24, 2018 at 1:13 pm

As demographics change in Glendale, Queens, businesses that once catered to mostly Polish customers must now adapt to serving different communities, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Newark (Photo by Axel Drainville, Creative commons license)

Newark Tops List for Immigrant Integration

Business, Immigration, Metro Area September 21, 2018 at 2:48 pm

New American Economy released a list of the 10 U.S. cities with the most suitable environment for immigrants, topped by Newark, Baltimore and New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Manager Liu Fengyan is reluctant to end the 41-year operation of the store. (Photo by Mike Hong via World Journal)

News from Chinatown: No More Häagen-Dazs, Offensive Murals

Business, East Asian, Manhattan September 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm

In separate stories, World Journal covers the closing of the first Häagen-Dazs in Manhattan after more than four decades, and graffiti art that offended residents.

Jennifer Prezioso with her grandfather Moe Albanese outside the family butcher shop at 238 Elizabeth St. (Photo by Madelyn Segarra via The Villager)

Can a Granddaughter Save a Little Italy Butcher Shop?

Business, Manhattan, Western European September 18, 2018 at 3:39 pm

Jennifer Prezioso hopes to keep Albanese Meats and Poultry going in the face of rising rents and a dwindling customer base, reports The Villager.

Tarry Hum standing by the blueprint for the Sunset Park development. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Development Plans for Sunset Park Opposed

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Housing, Real Estate September 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm

A large-scale development could bring problems to Sunset Park, opponents say, reports Sing Tao Daily.

At the Sugarhill Supper Club. (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Our Time Press)

In Bed-Stuy, Holding Out Against Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food September 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Operating for 39 years, the Sugar Hill Restaurant and Supper Club is holding out against offers to sell the property, reports Our Time Press.

City Council member Costa Constantinides, running for Queens Borough President, addressing members of the Nepalese community. (Photo via Khasokas)

Nepali Community News in NYC

Business, Elections 2018, Queens, South Asian August 31, 2018 at 1:54 pm

A new federal credit union will serve Nepali immigrants in NYC, and a candidate for Queens borough president asks for the community’s vote.

travel agent Rickie Ye says more Americans and Chinese here are traveling to China because of the weaker Chinese currency. (Photo by Daqi Liu via World Journal)

Effects of China’s Weaker Currency Felt in NYC

Business, East Asian, New York, Queens August 30, 2018 at 4:29 pm

The weaker yuan has prompted more travelers from the U.S. – both American and Chinese – to travel to China, while tourism from China to the U.S. has dropped off, reports World Journal.

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

‘You can’t eat hibachi by yourself’

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian, Food August 9, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Join diners as they enjoy a hibachi show in Park Slope complete with food tossing and sake squirting in a video from BRIC TV.

A vacant storefront on Third Avenue near The Hub. (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Connecting Businesses with Rental Prospects in the Bronx

Bronx, Business, Real Estate August 7, 2018 at 11:50 am

A new BID initiative will help connect businesses in the Bronx with rental properties, in an effort to stem high vacancy rates, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Storefront for rent, one of many, on East Broadway (Photo by via World Journal)

The Decline of East Broadway?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 17, 2018 at 10:34 am

World Journal takes a look at why East Broadway in Chinatown no longer attracts businesses and patrons like it did in decades past.

A new Taco Mix is coming to 90-04 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights. (Screen shot of Instagram video)

Popular Taqueria to Open in Jackson Heights

Business, Mexican, Queens July 10, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Taco Mix, a family-run taqueria known for its al pastor tacos, is opening its third location in Jackson Heights. Jackson Heights Post speaks to the son, who runs the restaurant with his immigrant parents.