‘A-Rod’ Bodega Suffers Ridicule by Association

‘A-Rod’ Bodega Suffers Ridicule by Association

Brooklyn, Business, Dominican, In the News, Sports August 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm

The owner of a Brooklyn bodega is thinking of ditching the now infamous name, reports El Diario.

(Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Bringing Nobel-Winning Financing to Hasidic Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Business August 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Hebrew Free Loan Society started off assisting Russian Jews but over a century later, it has set its sights on Hasidic small businesses in Brooklyn, lending out money via a micro-finance program, which has its roots in a Nobel Peace Prize-winning trend, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Photo by Artur Malinowski, Creative Commons.

Chinese Students Sell Foreign Puppies

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks July 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Sing Tao Daily profiles an international student from China who is in the lucrative business of reselling puppies he buys from Taiwan. In his most profitable month, he made $40,000.

Dr. Renee Hernandez at Tirado Distillery, the first of its kind in the Bronx since Prohibition. (Photo by Angely Mercado via Mott Haven Herald)

Bronx Doctor Runs P.R.-Inspired Distillery

Bronx, Business, Food July 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm

After a tour of a Bacardi distillery in Puerto Rico, Dr. Renee Hernández of Mott Haven started dabbing in making his own liqueur, which led to Tirado Distillery, the first distillery in the Bronx since Prohibition, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Calamansi juice, served in Ihawan, a Filipino restaurant in Woodside, Queens. (Photo by Krista/goodiesfirst, Flickr Creative Commons) License)

Popular Filipino Juice Looking to Break into Pinoy US Market

Business, Culture, Food, In the News, Southeast Asian July 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm

All-Natural Calamansi juice, made from the calamansi citrus fruit, doesn’t just offer Filipinos a taste of home, it’s one of only a few products with Filipino origins to make a foray into the American market, reports The FilAm, which explains the significance of the fruit to the Philippines.

Tourists peruse a catalogue of knock-off handbags near Canal Street. (Photo by Carl Glassman via Tribeca Trib)

Tribeca Residents Push to Penalize Buyers of Fake Goods

Business, Crime, In the News, Manhattan July 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

A City Council bill that would fine and possibly jail buyers of counterfeit products has garnered renewed attention, with its downtown supporters led by Councilwoman Margaret Chin, reports Tribeca Trib.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Pedestrian Plaza Brings Together Diversity of Queens

Business, Culture, Queens July 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Despite initial objections to Diversity Plaza, the Jackson Heights pedestrian site has brought together small business owners and artists, as well as the diverse communities around the square, thanks in part to an open-air art gallery and festival, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo via World Journal)

Increase in Chinese Maternity Tourists Draw Community’s Ire

Business, East Asian, Health, In the News, Women June 28, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Chinese-run maternity centers in the city cater to affluent pregnant women from China who visit the U.S. for the sole purpose of giving birth. This has upset the local Chinese community, especially because some of the women end up getting Medicaid to paid their medical costs, reports World Journal.

Candidates Support Increasing Ad Money City Spends on Ethnic Press

Candidates Support Increasing Ad Money City Spends on Ethnic Press

Business, Elections 2013, In the News, Media, Politics June 26, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Mayoral candidates react to a report that showed that the Bloomberg administration spends only 18 percent of its advertisement budget in community and ethnic publications.

Fujianese Immigrants Fuel Growth, Changes

Fujianese Immigrants Fuel Growth, Changes

The influx of Fuzhou immigrants over four decades has impacted major businesses in the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily in a special report that focuses on the Fuzhounese influence in the garment, restaurant and bus industries.

Eduardo Giraldo, left, has a word with Sergio Aguirre  of the Willets Point Defense Committee. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Fines, Followed by Evictions, for Willets Point Mechanics

Business, Latino, Queens June 24, 2013 at 4:45 pm

The city’s plan to build commercial properties in Willets Point, Queens, means kicking out the mostly Latino-owned auto body shops there. Queens Latino reports that angered workers and advocates gathered to voice their frustration.

Crime and Costs Hinder Mexican Couriers

Crime and Costs Hinder Mexican Couriers

Business, Latino, Mexican, Transportation June 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Some couriers transporting goods between the city and Puebla, Mexico, and New York find it too difficult to continue making a living off the business due to expensive plane tickets and increasing crime, reports Diario de México.

Immigrant-Run Worker Co-op Program Wins ‘Innovative’ Award

Immigrant-Run Worker Co-op Program Wins ‘Innovative’ Award

Business, Government, In the News, Labor, Latino May 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

A Brooklyn non-profit that helps develop worker-run cooperatives to help immigrants build their own small businesses is one of two groups recognized with the first NYC Innovative Nonprofit Awards, designed to identify new ideas to reduce poverty.

The mission of the cooperatives is to create sources of employment for the many affected by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario-La Prensa)

Occupy Sandy Launches Job Co-ops

Brooklyn, Business, Environment, In the News, Latino, Queens May 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Members of Occupy Sandy have launched a cooperative program in Far Rockaway, Queens, intended to train residents with building their own business, in hopes of creating jobs for an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

An assortment of candy welcomed new customers at the opening of New Cost Market in Queens. (Photo via Reporter)

New Market Nets Russians in Queens

Business, Eastern European, Food, Queens May 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm

The opening of the first Net Cost Market in Queens was welcomed by loyal customers of the destination store for Russian goods who will no longer have to travel far for their favorite items, reports the Reporter.