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Many sign-less storefronts on Union Street in Flushing. (Google maps photo via QNS)

Helping Small Businesses to Restore Signage

Asian, Business January 15, 2019 at 4:49 pm

The Asian American Federation and City Council member Peter Koo are helping small business owners get funding for new signage, QNS reports.

Korean stores are lined up along the 162nd Street, Flushing, NY. (From Google Street View, via Korea Daily)

Flushing’s Koreatown Regains Its Popularity

Business, Culture, East Asian, Food, Queens January 9, 2019 at 4:56 pm

Korea Daily explores the resurgence and new popularity of Flushing’s Koreatown.

Rachel Batista, Elaine Castillo and Swannie Batista. (Photo courtesy of Paralegals for the Community)

Bilingual Paralegal Services in Mott Haven

Bronx, Business January 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm

A new paralegal firm in the Bronx is helping clients to file simple legal documents, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Zengyun Li of Spicy Village in Chinatown, at right. (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Restaurateurs React to Min Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor, Manhattan January 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm

World Journal spoke to Chinese restaurant owners about the impact of higher minimum wages.

Cuban immigrant Román Valdés said that he has had housing assistance coupons since 2016 but no one takes them. (Photo via El Diario)

What the Latino Community Wishes for 2019

From immigration to driver’s licenses, education, civil rights, housing, and subway issues, Hispanic New Yorkers express their wishes for 2019 to El Diario La Prensa.

Participants in the annual Kwanzaa Crawl will visit black-owned businesses on Dec. 26, the first day of Kwanzaa, which is called Umoja, or “unity.” (Photo by Deneka Peniston via Brooklyn Paper)

Holiday Crawls from Brooklyn to the Bronx

Bronx, Brooklyn, Business, Food December 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm

Brooklyn Paper covers the Dec. 26 Kwanzaa Crawl to support Black-owned bars and restaurants while Bronx Times joins a food tour of shops in the borough’s Little Italy.

A Korean nail salon in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi for Voices of NY)

Korean Biz Owners Fret Over Minimum Wage Increases

Business, East Asian, Labor December 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Korean business owners say they may have to cut hours or workers or both, reports The Korea Times.

Korean Real Estate Agents Seek New Income Sources

Korean Real Estate Agents Seek New Income Sources

Business, East Asian, Housing, Real Estate December 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Korean real estate agents, facing tough times, are getting second jobs, reports The Korea Times.

On Nov 26, the directors of 미동부예능인협회, which translates to the “Korean Entertainment Association of Eastern America,” had a meeting with Charles Yoon who is the chairman of the board, Min-Sun Kim who is the 35th president of The Korean American Association of Greater New York, and Youn-Jung Kim, who is a Korean consul in New York, to explain the conflict and ask for help. (Photo by The Korean American Association of Greater New York via The Korea Times)

Korean Karaoke Bars Face Lawsuit in Royalties Dispute

Business, East Asian, Metro Area December 4, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A royalties dispute between the Korean owners of karaoke bars in the New York area and a Korean music publishing company could end up in court, reports The Korea Times.

Most of the items in the 99-cent stores come from China. (Photo via World Journal)

Trade War May Pump Up Prices at 99 Cent Stores

Business, East Asian, Government, Queens November 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Chinese owners of 99-cent stores in Flushing consider raising prices amid the trade war between China and the U.S., reports World Journal.

Latino-Owned Businesses: Shining a Light on
National Trends

Young, Small, Debt-Averse: An In-Depth Look at Latino Entrepreneurship

Business, Latino November 19, 2018 at 5:43 pm

A report on Latino-owned businesses by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found, among other things, that between 2007 and 2012 the number of Latino businesses in the U.S. exploded while non-Latino businesses actually decreased slightly, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

JGHBID community liaison Ariana Cipriani (c) provides background on one of the tour’s vacancies to prospective business tenants, capturing the attention of Anuisha Ortiz (l), owner of Brazis by Nush.
(Photo by Jonathan Custodio via Norwood News)

Prospective Business Renters Check Out Jerome Gun Hill BID

Bronx, Business November 12, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Norwood News reports on a recent tour for prospective merchants led by the Jerome Gun Hill Business Improvement District executive director and community liaison.

“To mandate a certain percentage of sales is really ridiculous,” said Jeffrey García, Vice President of the NY Latino Restaurant, Bar and Lounge Owners’ Association. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

Bar Owners Fuming Over New Hookah Law

Business, Latino, Manhattan October 25, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Restaurant and bar owners say their businesses could be shuttered under new city regulations that went into effect this week, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Puerto Rican artist Suzy Sanchez came to work at La Marqueta after fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Aiming to Revitalize La Marqueta, Again

Business, Latino, Manhattan October 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Construction efforts for one of El Barrio’s most iconic institutions, La Marqueta, are set to begin in 2020, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

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