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Thomas Sung (third from left), filmmaker Steve James (next to Sung) and members of the Sung family at a press conference. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Abacus Bank Founding Family Share Thoughts on Social Justice

Business, East Asian, Government May 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm

The family behind Abacus Bank, which primarily serves the Chinese community, spoke at a media event about their legal battle with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo via Bushwick Daily)

One-on-One Language Meetups

Business, Technology May 16, 2017 at 3:26 pm

A new app, Lexody, promises to bring together people eager to learn other languages through language “dates,” reports Bushwick Daily.

Pedro Ibarra likes to serve egg yolk bread with homemade strawberry ice cream. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

New Jersey Baker Keeps Sweet Mexican Tradition Alive

Business, Food, Metro Area, Mexican May 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm

A baker in Passaic, NJ, born and raised on the border of the Puebla and Tlaxcala states, continues the traditions of his ancestors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jaime-Faye Bean is in her second month as the director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District. (Photo by Christopher Barca via Queens Chronicle)

Sunnyside BID Director Draws on Time Abroad

Business, Queens April 28, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Jaime-Faye Bean, the new leader of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, tells Queens Chronicle she draws from her experiences living abroad when working with locals in the diverse neighborhood.

Two Brothers and Two Decades of Peruvian Flavor in Brooklyn   

Two Brothers and Two Decades of Peruvian Flavor in Brooklyn  

Brooklyn, Business, Food, South American April 25, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Coco Roco restaurant, a pioneer of Peruvian cuisine in Brooklyn founded by two brothers from Cuzco, is celebrating its first 20 years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Signs along 40 Road in Flushing. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Shops in Flushing Told to Revamp Signage

Business, East Asian, Queens April 25, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Flushing businesses have been given summonses for having incorrect signage, but many are uncertain how to make fixes that will be acceptable to the Department of Buildings, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Packages are still piled up in an office of DCS. (Photo by Yiyi Huang via World Journal)

Chinese-Run Delivery Company Suspected of Smuggling

Business, East Asian April 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

Clients of a delivery company in NYC, which shipped packages to China, may get some answers about the disappearance of their goods after customs officials in Fuzhou, China, busted a smuggling operation, reports World Journal.

Assemblyman Bill Colton and Democratic District Leader Nancy Tong at the Southwest Marine Waste Transfer Station last summer after yet another environmental violation was discovered. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Continuing to Fight Against New SW Brooklyn Waste Transfer Station

Brooklyn, Business, Transportation April 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm

The city just signed a $3.3 billion agreement with Waste Management which will cover hauling garbage from the new Southwest Marine Transfer Station, but local officials vow to keep opposing the transfer station, writes Kings County Politics.

(Photo courtesy of AbunDance Academy)

AbunDance Academy: Nurturing Talent

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Video April 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm

AbunDance Academy of the Arts, which attracts students of all ages, is seeking a new home.

Casual Eatery Introduces Manhattanites to Bolivian Cuisine

Casual Eatery Introduces Manhattanites to Bolivian Cuisine

Business, Food, Manhattan, South American April 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Three sons of Bolivian immigrants founded Bolivian Llama Party, the first Bolivian restaurant in Manhattan, Impacto Latin News reports.

Hats by Neysha De León: Nostalgic and Eco-Friendly

Hats by Neysha De León: Nostalgic and Eco-Friendly

Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican April 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Neysha De León’s brand of upcycled custom-made hats is inspired by her childhood in Puerto Rico.

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

Setback for Nail Salon Owners

Business, East Asian, New York March 31, 2017 at 5:31 pm

A Westchester County judge has thrown out a suit filed by a Korean nail salon owner against the adoption of new ventilation regulations on the salons, reports Korea Daily.

At March 17 press briefing joined by leaders of Korean American small business groups, Sang Suk Park, second from left, president of the Korean American Dry Cleaners Association in New York, speaks about struggles that dry cleaners are facing due to the latest regulations. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Businesses Urge NYS Financial Support

Business, East Asian, New York March 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Korean and Chinese owners of nail salons and dry cleaners are pushing for financial support from New York state to help meet new environmental regulations they say are burdensome, reports Korea Daily.

Benjamin Cintrón is one of the consumers affected by Major World’s selling practices, which will now be judged by the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). (Photo: A.B.N. via El Diario)

City Charges Car Dealer with Illegal Practices

Business, Crime, Latino, Queens March 17, 2017 at 3:27 pm

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is requesting the court to impose fines and restitution against Major World and to revoke the business’ license, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

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Kosher Pizza Dispute Settled in Rabbinical Court

Business, Food, Jewish March 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

In reporting on how a pizza parlor brought a rival to rabbinical court, The Forward looks at how much influence the court, and Jewish law, have in Hasidic Brooklyn.