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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.

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.