Business

Hongjun Yu, owner of Tang’s Noodle, at the Canal Street restaurant. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock

Business, East Asian, Food, Immigration, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 3:58 pm

For a restauranteur from China, running a restaurant in Chinatown proved more difficult than he imagined as the procedure to open one differs greatly between China and New York. He shares his experience with Sing Tao Daily.

Cakes sold at Fay Da before it closed. (Photo by Jiaying Yan via World Journal)

Can Traditional Chinatown Bakeries Survive?

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

In two stories on the history of bakeries in Chinatown, World Journal examines how rising rent and a decline in the garment industry have affected the neighborhood’s traditional bakeries.

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Alarmed by Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Forest Hills

Business, East Asian, Health, Queens June 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Curaleaf, a medical marijuana provider, will open a location in Forest Hills much to the ire of some Chinese residents, reports World Journal.

Journalist Ramal Huseynov left Azerbaijan after the government shut down his television show and he came to Southern Brooklyn, where he opened a Turkish restaurant, Istanblue Kings, on Kings Highway. (Photo by Adam Lucente via Brooklyn Daily)

An Azerbaijani Journalist Turned Restaurateur in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Media June 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Brooklyn Daily profiles Ramal Huseynov, a former talk show host in Azerbaijan who now runs Istanblue Kings, a Turkish restaurant in Gravesend.

United Brothers owner Tom Kourkoumelis is just one of the many business owners happy to see the Astoria train stations reopened. (Photo by Costas Bej via The National Herald)

‘Happy Ending’ for Greek Store Owners in Astoria

Business, Eastern European, Queens, Transportation June 26, 2018 at 3:58 pm

Greek business owners applaud the reopening of the 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue stations in Astoria after months of declining foot traffic, reports The National Herald.

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Eastern European Market Open 24 Hours in Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food June 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm

NetCost Market, the largest grocery store in Brooklyn to serve customers from Eastern European, opened a new 24-hour location in Sheepshead Bay. Bklyner pays a visit.

(Photo via vishwanews.com)

Nepal’s Bajeko Sekuwa (‘Grandpa’s Grilled Meat’) Comes to NYC

Business, Food, Queens, South Asian June 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Bajeko Sekuwa (Grandpa’s Grilled Meat), a trusted name in Nepal, comes to NYC, reports Vishwa News.

Kalima Desuze, the owner of Café con Libros, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. (Photo by Ana B. Nieto via El Diario)

In Brooklyn, Coffee – with a Side of Books – at Bodega Prices

African, Brooklyn, Business, Latino, Women June 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Feminism, coffee and books converge in Crown Heights at Café con Libros, owned by Kalima Desuze, of Panamanian descent, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Co-owner of the German’s Soup in East Flatbush, Clinton Urling holds a bowl of his late father’s famous chicken soup. He says he and his older brother Hubert Urling Jr., who runs the flagship Georgetown location, make the soups following their father’s recipe. (Photo by Jason Speakman via Caribbean Life)

Offering Cow Heel Soup in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business, Food, South American May 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

German’s Soup, a restaurant based in Guyana, has opened its first international branch in East Flatbush with the founder’s son as the co-owner, reports Caribbean Life.

Founder and executive director of Emma’s Torch Kerry Brodie (left), poses with culinary director Alexander Harris (right). (Photo by Giada Randaccio Skouras Sweeny via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Empowering Refugees at Emma’s Torch

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Pop-up turned restaurant Emma’s Torch, located in Carroll Gardens, educates refugees, asylees, and human trafficking survivors in the culinary arts and the English language, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Elotitas on the menu at Chicha (Photo via Bushwick Daily)

Bushwick’s First Nicaraguan Restaurant Opens

Brooklyn, Business, Food May 17, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Bushwick Daily describes what’s being offered at the recently opened Chicha, the neighborhood’s first Nicaraguan restaurant.

Mohammed Faisel (rght) founder of The Money Hub, and Joshua Varghese, the organization’s chief technology officer. (Photo via Forest Hills Times)

‘Making Financial Literacy Cool’

Asian, Business, Queens May 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

A Bangladeshi American, inspired by some life lessons, is promoting financial literacy by making it “cool” for students, reports Forest Hills Times.

Glenn Alan and Cynthia Gordy, the duo behind Instagram’s “Black Owned Brooklyn” (Photo by Paul Stremple via Bklyner)

Tracking ‘Black-Owned Brooklyn’

African American, Black, Brooklyn, Business May 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Bklyner writes about a new project, Black-Owned Brooklyn, that tracks some of the new businesses in the borough, particularly in Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy.

Borough President Eric Adams, protesting on Tuesday, said the travel ban has torn families apart. (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Yemeni-Owned Bodegas Closed in Hour-Long Protest

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern April 25, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Yemeni bodega owners closed their stores for an hour a day before the Supreme Court hears arguments on President Trump’s travel ban, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Old and new: A walking tour of Coney Island on April 21 will educate people about businesses that were started by immigrants, including Nathan’s Famous Frankfurters. (Photo from the Coney Island History Project via Brooklyn Paper)

The Immigrants Behind Coney Island’s Iconic Businesses

Business, History, Immigration April 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm

The “Immigrant Heritage Tour of Coney Island,” taking place on April 21, will inform visitors about the famous businesses in the area founded by immigrants, reports Brooklyn Paper.