Post Tagged with: "bodegas"

Council member Ydanis Rodríguez (fourth from left) joined the Bodega Association of the United States who says it wants nothing to do with selling marijuana if legalized. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Bodega Group Says ‘No’ to Weed

Business, Health, New York March 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm

A bodega organization recently came out against selling marijuana in its stores if it becomes legal but not all owners agree, reports Manhattan Times.

Junior’s friend, Tango outside of the bodega during a memorial. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

Site of Killing Becomes First ‘Safe Bodega’

Bronx, Business, Crime February 1, 2019 at 4:29 pm

The bodega, in front of which Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was brutally killed, has become the first “safe bodega” in the city, reports Bronx Times.

Borough President Eric Adams, protesting on Tuesday, said the travel ban has torn families apart. (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Yemeni-Owned Bodegas Closed in Hour-Long Protest

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern April 25, 2018 at 3:06 pm

Yemeni bodega owners closed their stores for an hour a day before the Supreme Court hears arguments on President Trump’s travel ban, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, center, announcing the bill. To his immediate left is state senator Marisol Alcántara, and to her left is Assembly member Carmen de la Rosa. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Urges Curbs on Hookah Sales

Government, Health, Latino, Manhattan, Youth February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.

Raúl Arriaga, a Hispanic employee at the Golden Deli bodega, and owner Adman Alshabbi joined the protest. New York bodegas closed to protest the anti-Muslim measures of Trump’s government. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Bodega Employees Support Yemeni-Led Trump Protest

Business, Latino, Muslim, New York February 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Latino bodega employees supported the demonstration against the president’s anti-Muslim measures, saying that it is necessary to join in to stop the current government’s abuse, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Saleh Kassim at Cortelyou Smoke Shop & Deli. (Photo by Carly Miller via BKLYNER)

Yemeni Bodega Owners in Brooklyn Speak Out

Brooklyn, Business, Middle Eastern, Muslim February 2, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Before the Yemeni-owners of bodegas across the city shuttered their doors in protest of the “Muslim ban,” BKLYNER spoke to some of them in Ditmas Park for their take on the executive order.

William Troncoso shows the fresh fruit fridge at Makey Deli. (Photo by Muri Assunção via Mott Haven Herald)

Healthier Options at South Bronx Bodegas?

Bronx, Business, Food, Health January 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

The Healthy Bodegas Initiative has offered workshops to bodega employees in the South Bronx on how to provide healthy eating options while remaining financially stable, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Bodega owner Juan Soto opened his 103 Manhattan Grocery Corp. in 1995 in the Upper West Side. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

The Legacy of the Dominican Bodega

Business, Dominican, New York July 31, 2015 at 2:30 pm

El Diario takes a look at a history of tenacity and determination, even through hard times.

Bronx bodega Gourmet Deli offers a credit system to the customers it knows best who need it the most. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Hard Times Force More to Buy ‘on Credit’

Business, Latino, Social Services December 4, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Economic hardship has encouraged use of “on credit” purchases at bodegas, where customers may be allowed to defer payment for no more than $100 worth of purchases a week until a paycheck or pension check arrives, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

‘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.

Kulwinder “Jani” Singh, owner of Punjabi Grocery & Deli in the Lower East Side, provides affordable meals and a resting spot for its many cab driver customers. (Photo by Jake Safane via The Lo-Down)

Punjabi Deli Provides Relief to Taxi Drivers

Food, In the News, Labor, South Asian, Transportation July 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Punjabi Grocery & Deli in the Lower East Side provides an eating and resting spot for cab drivers, who make up 80 percent of the store’s customers. The Lo-Down profiles owner Kulwinder “Jani” Singh, whose own experience driving a taxi makes him a vocal supporter of his patrons.

Mohamed Mohamed runs Gold Star Deli Grocery with his father Mohamed and another employee, also named Mohamed (Photo by Kiran Sury via The Brooklyn Bureau).

Yemenis and the Arabification of the Bodega

Brooklyn, Business, Immigration, Middle Eastern, Religion January 25, 2013 at 6:38 pm

They serve BLTs made with beef bacon and feel guilty every time they sell beer or a lottery ticket. The Brooklyn Bureau delves into the cultural challenges of increasingly Yemeni-owned bodegas.

(Photo by Skyler Reid)

Past and Present Clash in Gentrifying South Slope

Brooklyn, Demographics, Featured Posts, Latino December 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

The corner of 17th Street and Fourth Avenue is a microcosm of the rapidly gentrifying South Slope area in Brooklyn, where long-time residents are being priced out leaving businesses like M.D. Mollah’s bodega without his loyal customers.

Ramon Valentin worked at the Esmeralda bodega until 8:30 p.m. Monday. (Photo Jose Acosta via El Diario)

Bodega Owners, Livery Drivers Kept Working Despite Sandy

Business, Economy, Environment, Latino October 30, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Many businesses closed their doors before and during Hurricane Sandy, but a few served their communities until the very end, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Ismael Duran is happy that cleared his name but want to set a precedent with his case. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario La Prensa)

Bodega Owner Falsely Accused Wants his Case to Help Others

Brooklyn, Business, Crime October 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Charges have been dropped against a Brooklyn bodega owner who was wrongfully accused of selling alcohol to an 18-year-old, but he wants to make sure other bodegueros don’t go through the same, El Diario La Prensa reported. The article was translated from Spanish.

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