Food

Photographing Chinese Restaurant Workers

Photographing Chinese Restaurant Workers

Brooklyn, Food, Labor, Video February 27, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Katie Salisbury speaks to BRIC TV about her photojournalism project on the stories of Chinese takeout workers in Brooklyn.

Lidia Gomez prepares soup at her Los Hermanos bodega on Jackson Avenue. (Photo by Paula Moura via Mott Haven Herald)

Campaign to Promote Healthy Foods in Bodegas

Bronx, Food, Health February 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm

The nonprofits working alongside the city’s Health Department on the Healthy Bodegas Initiative have started a marketing campaign to help bodegas promote healthy eating, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(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.

(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.

"Between Harlem and Heaven,"

Afro-Asian Cuisine Featured in New Cookbook

African, Asian, Food, Manhattan February 9, 2018 at 5:25 pm

African, Asian, and African-American cultures intertwine in the recently released cookbook, “Between Harlem and Heaven,” reports Amsterdam News.

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.

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.

Wong Kee Restaurant at 102 Mott St. (Screen shot via Google Maps)

Another Chinatown Restaurant to Close

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video January 25, 2018 at 1:45 pm

Wong Kee Restaurant is closing after nearly three decades in business, reports SinoVision.

Pooja Bavishi (Photo by Morgan Ione Yeager via Little India)

‘Spice Infused’ Ice Cream in NYC

Business, Food, New York, South Asian January 24, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Little India speaks to Pooja Bavishi about her ice cream brand Malai, which offers New Yorkers “spice infused” flavors inspired by her Indian heritage.

Galicia owner Ramón Calo (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Upper Manhattan Residents Hope to Save Another Restaurant

Business, Food, Latino, Manhattan January 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Following the local support that kept Coogan’s in business, Upper Manhattan residents hope the same can happen with Galicia, a Spanish restaurant in business for 30 years, reports Manhattan Times.

Adela Fargas always offered her customers a warm welcome. (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans Mourn Founder of Casa Adela

Food, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm

The Puerto Rican community, including Rep. Nydia Velázquez, bid farewell to Adela Fargas, the beloved matriarch who in 1973 founded the restaurant Casa Adela on the Lower East Side, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Business, Food, Manhattan January 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Coogan’s Restaurant, a fixture in Washington Heights for more than three decades, drew politicians and patrons of many ethnicities. Now it’s due to close thanks to rising rent, reports Manhattan Times.

A 360 View of ‘Bibimbap and Two Koreas’

A 360 View of ‘Bibimbap and Two Koreas’

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video December 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

This 360 video captures a discussion on Korean reunification, for which participants cooked a symbolically relevant dish.

Churros. (Photo by Rachael Bongiorno via Feet in 2 Worlds)

‘Hate Immigrants, Love Their Food’

Food, Immigration December 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds explores the dissonance between widespread acceptance of immigrant foods and the difficulties the immigrants who prepare and sell those foods regularly encounter.

Borough President-Adams taking a bite out of swiss chard grown at the hydroponic farm at PS-56 (photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

Growing Produce in Brooklyn Schools

Brooklyn, Education, Food, Health, Youth November 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Council member Laurie Cumbo announced a new school-based greenhouse project, Kings County Politics reports.