Post Tagged with: "business"

André Resto, the carpenter at Tank's Barbershop on Clinton Street, said business has been slow for many in the area. (Photo by Alina Mogilyanskaya via The Indypendent)

Mom and Pop Shops Struggle on the LES

Business, In the News, Manhattan August 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Some longtime businesses fight to stay open as a more affluent population moves in and rents increase on the Lower East Side, reports The Indypendent.

Tropical Salt, a company in Grande Saline, a salt-rich region in northwest Haiti, collects salt water in ponds. The water later evaporates and the salt is collected by hand.

Reviving a Salt Business in Haiti

Business, Caribbean, In the News, New York August 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm

A Haitian man, raised in New Jersey, set out to start a salt business based in the salt-rich region of northwest Haiti, reports The Haitian Times.

Typewriter repairman Bino Gan, 60, will close up shop at the end of December. (Photo by Heather Dubin/ the Villager)

Typewriter Repairman to the Stars Closes Shop

Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Technology December 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

After nearly 30 years in operation, Bino Gan, owner of Typewriters N’ Things, will shutter his shop permanently, reports The Villager.

Chinese Students Gain Foothold in US Grad Schools

Chinese Students Gain Foothold in US Grad Schools

East Asian, Education, Featured Posts, Voices' Picks May 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

Students from China are attending graduate programs at American business schools in record numbers. But as many ultimately return to China, some question whether the U.S., by welcoming foreign students, is outsourcing more high-skill jobs to other countries.

New NYS Immigrant Office to Focus on Businesses

New NYS Immigrant Office to Focus on Businesses

Business, Demographics, Immigration April 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Jorge Montalvo, director of the recently unveiled New York State Office for New Americans (ONA), speaks with Garry Pierre-Pierre of CUNY’s “Independent Sources” about the vision and work of the new agency.

Shopping Site Brings ‘Colore’ to the Mix

Shopping Site Brings ‘Colore’ to the Mix

African American, Business, Featured Posts, Latino November 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Shopping website Luxe Colore, which means “colorful luxury” in French, is approaching the retail experience in a different way – and incorporating a little color in the process. Launched a year ago by Sunny Newsome, 36, and Tanya Sotillo, 35, Luxe Colore is dedicated to promoting brands and businesses owned by people of color.

Someone Hernandez feels his family's spending habits helped him reach the American Dream. (Photo by xxx)

Immigrants Baffled by US Debt Culture

Business, Culture, Economy, Featured Posts October 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Many immigrants don’t like to carry any debt and are more disciplined about saving than Americans in general, but these good habits can hurt them with a banking industry that relies on credit reports and proof that someone can pay their bills.

President Barack Obama (Justin Sloan via Flickr)

Polish-American Entrepreneurs Balk at Obama’s Comments

Business, Elections 2012, Politics July 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

President Barack Obama’s recent comments on the making of businesses success at an appearance in Virginia caused a stir when some took them as an affront on American entrepreneurship. The comment did not play well among Polish-American entrepreneurs, reported Nowy Dziennik, which also offered a fuller version of the quote.

The facility could open as the Al’Mamoor School as early as the fall, according to Aftab Mannan, inset, joint secretary of the Jamaica Muslim Center. (Michael Tepper via Queens Chronicle)

Voices in Focus: Muslim Charter School to Open in Flushing

Business, Education July 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Today in our roundup from New York’s community and ethnic press, we have a crack-down on Korean businesses; an op-ed about what President Barack Obama’s shift on immigration policy means for Haitians; a Muslim charter school opening in Flushing; and the passing of Richard Cosby, war hero and father of journalist Rita Cosby.

After the government shut down three bus companies in Chinatown, Allen Street has become less crowded, to the dismay of local business owners. (Photo by Fan Meng/World Journal)

Bus Companies’ Shutdown Leaves Chinatown Shops Struggling

Business, East Asian June 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Chinatown business owners complain that the shutdown of three major Chinatown bus companies have hurt local supermarkets, restaurants and beverage shops that had relied on bus passengers for business.

Lali Guras restaurant on 76th St. and 37th Road in Jackson Heights, Queens

South Asian businesses cry foul

Economy, Immigration, Queens, South Asian November 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Business owners in Jackson Heights, Queens blame the city–which converted their street into a pedestrian mall–for a drop in business.

Daniel "Kuwait" Adjei (left) and Greg M. Akologo

From Morrisania to Africa, via “Kuwait”

African, Bronx, In the News September 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

For West African residents in the South Bronx, Kuwait is not just a Middle Eastern country. “Kuwait” is a Ghanaian immigrant whose Morrisania-based business has become the conduit back to their nations of origin.