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NYC’s First Ethiopian Food Truck

NYC’s First Ethiopian Food Truck

African, Business, Food, New York March 5, 2018 at 4:14 pm

The owner of Makina Cafe, the city’s first Ethiopian/Eritrean food truck, speaks to NY City Lens.

Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

Haitians Should Pursue Economic and Political Empowerment

Business, Caribbean, Politics March 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm

A thriving community needs not just political representation but also robust small businesses and grassroots organizations, writes Garry Pierre-Pierre in The Haitian Times.

Argentinean entrepreneur Daniel Levy, at his Manhattan Office Design headquarters. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Minority Businesses Grow – But Not Fast Enough

Business, Latino, New York February 26, 2018 at 5:16 pm

While local, statewide and federal efforts have benefited minority-owned businesses, the number of city contracts is growing at a slower pace than Hispanic entrepreneurs expected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Justin Fox via Bklyner)

South African Restaurant Madiba Closes

Brooklyn, Business, Food February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm

Madiba Restaurant, known for its owner’s political activism, has closed after 19 years, Bklyner reports in a roundup of recently shuttered eateries.

Immigrants are not shopping or spending the way they used to. The cancellation of TPS is hitting Long Island businesses. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

LI Businesses Feel the Pinch of End of TPS

Business, Central American, Long Island February 14, 2018 at 5:17 pm

The effects of the cancellation of TPS for Salvadorans is already felt in local Long Island businesses as customers are trying to save money and it’s more difficult to find workers, Noticia Long Island reports.

Sahadi's co-owner Christine Sahadi Whelan and her husband Pat. (Photo via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sahadi’s to Open in Sunset Park

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern February 13, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Sahadi’s, the famed Middle Eastern grocery store in Brooklyn, is opening its second location after seven decades on Atlantic Avenue, report Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Paper.

(Photo by Andrew Tobia via Bushwick Daily)

The ‘First Tortilla Factory Remains as One of the Last’

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Mexican February 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm

Bushwick Daily visits Mi Barrio Tortilleria, one of the few surviving tortilla factories in the neighborhood.

TD has committed $10 million to a NYC loan fund for small businesses and M/WBEs. (Photo by Mike Mozart, Creative commons license)

More Loans for M/WBEs

Business, Communities, Government, Women February 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm

The city announced that three city-designated banks are committing funds to triple the size of loan funds for small businesses and M/WBEs.

The new store, with the old name, on Mott St. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Suspicious Twin of an Old Brand Name, in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

What’s in a name? Paul Eng, whose family owned and ran the original Fong Inn Too in Chinatown, charges trademark infringement by a new shop in the same location, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Herbie Morscher behind the counter of his family-owned pork store, which has called Ridgewood home since 1955. (Photo by Ryan Kelley via QNS)

A German Butcher Shop Survives in Ridgewood

Business, Food, Queens, Western European February 6, 2018 at 5:33 pm

QNS takes a look at how Morscher’s Pork Store has managed to operate in the same location since 1955 amid changing demographics.

Mohammed Kamara in good spirits at his store. (Photo by Emily Rostek via BKReader)

Liberian Tries to Save His Store

African, Brooklyn, Business February 2, 2018 at 2:22 pm

BK Reader reports on the plight of a Liberian immigrant who is trying to save his hardware store in Crown Heights.

Flatbush Caton Market (Screen shot via Brooklyn Daily Eagle video)

A Temporary Home for Flatbush Caton Market

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean February 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm

See Flatbush Caton Market during its reopening weekend in a story and video from Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

This month, Murat Uyaroglu opened the fifth location of his coffee-bar-and-café chain, Hungry Ghost (Photos courtesy of Hungry Ghost, via the Bridge)

Turkish Roots of a Brooklyn Coffee Bar

Brooklyn, Business, Food January 30, 2018 at 4:58 pm

A Turkish entrepreneur has found success with the Hungry Ghost, a small chain of coffee bars, most of them located in Brooklyn, reports The Bridge.

NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

Stringer Launches an M/WBE ‘University’

Business, New York January 26, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced a yearlong series of workshops, known as M/WBE University, to help expand opportunities for minority and women-owned business enterprises.

Up and running: Caribbean shopping center Flatbush Caton Market reopens tonight inside a new temporary space with back-to-back festivities for customers new and old. (File photo by Jason Speakman via Brooklyn Paper)

Flatbush Caton Market Reopens

Brooklyn, Business, Caribbean January 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm

Two days of Caribbean food and activities mark the return of the Flatbush Caton Market, reports Brooklyn Paper.