Post Tagged with: "restaurants"

One of Andre Trenier’s murals featuring other artists’ tags in Beatstro. (Photo by Alex Mitchell via Bronx Times)

South Bronx Eatery Hearkens Back to Hip-hop Days

Bronx, Culture, Food August 1, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Beatstro is a new restaurant in the South Bronx with a nostalgic nod to the hip-hop era, reports Bronx Times.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Small Business Not Sold On Foam Ban

Environment, Food, Latino June 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Small businesses complain of higher costs as they get ready to comply with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, El Diario reports.

Yummy Noodles restaurant in Chinatown. (Photo by Vincent Desjardins via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Taking the ‘High Road’ with Restaurant Workers

Food, Immigration, Labor May 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Eateries across the city run on the hands of low-paid servers, busboys and dishwashers. A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast looks at the circumstances of these workers and a group working to improve conditions.

Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (left) and Vishnu Mahadeo, of the Richmond Hill Economic Development Council, accuse the city of using fines against small business to boost funds at the expense of businesses in the outer boroughs, especially Queens. (Photo by Joseph Orovic/Queens Chronicle)

‘Borough Bias’ Found in Small Business Inspections

Bronx, Business, Queens March 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Data released by the public advocate’s office finds that small businesses in the outer boroughs receive a disproportionate number of visits by city inspectors, and consequently, a higher amount of fines, the Queens Chronicle and The Riverdale Press report.

Great Taste’s owner didn’t know of his restaurants glowing reputation. (Photo by Anelise Chen/OpenCity)

Popular Dumpling Eatery Still Struggles to Make a Profit

Brooklyn, Business, Food, Immigration December 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

The Great Taste Dumpling in Sunset Park is busy with hipsters and foodies, but the popularity hasn’t translated into profits for owner Mr. Chen, a Chinese immigrant who works 18-hour days to keep his business going, reports Open City.

María R. Martínez and her son Rubén improvised a tacon stand in front of their business on Avenue A in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma via El Diario)

Businesses Get Creative After Sandy

Business, Economy, Environment, Food November 3, 2012 at 1:40 am

Restaurant and store owners in the Lower East Side, a neighborhood hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, concocted ways to keeps business going, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Businesses in Chinatown remained open.  (Photo via World Journal)

Chinatown Restaurants Rescue Tourists

Asian, Business, Environment, Food November 1, 2012 at 1:20 am

The few Chinatown restaurants that remained open on Monday catered to tourists and business travelers who had nowhere else to go for a meal, the World Journal reported.

Latinas Forge Paths in Male-Dominated Kitchens

Latinas Forge Paths in Male-Dominated Kitchens

Business, Food June 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Many women rule their own kitchens at home, but professional kitchens have traditionally been unwelcoming places for women cooks. El Diario La Prensa spoke to two Latina cooks whose determination and passion helped them break through and find jobs in restaurant kitchens.

Photo by Shuang Liu

Asian Restaurants Call Grading System Inconsistent, Confusing, Expensive

Asian, Food March 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Although the Bloomberg Administration has credited the new restaurant health grading system with reducing salmonella infections and helping increase business at city restaurants, many restaurateurs disagreed at a recent hearing. Asian restaurants, in particular, are in a state of confusion over the rules, World Journal reported in this translated story.

In Brooklyn, a Battle Over Whether Lunch Should Come on Wheels

In Brooklyn, a Battle Over Whether Lunch Should Come on Wheels

Brooklyn, Economy, Food February 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

An article from City Limits’ Brooklyn Bureau focuses on the mom-and-pop store owners and chain restaurant franchisees of Bay Ridge, who complain that the food trucks are taking money out of their pockets.

Greek restaurant 'The Santorini Grill' Sign

Greek Restaurant Offers its Own ‘Greek Bailout’

Brooklyn, Eastern European, New York February 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Paula Douralas, the owner of Santorini Grill, has invented her own version of a “Greek bailout” at her Williamsburg restaurant. Since November, she has run her restaurant under a “Pay what you want” policy, The Brooklyn Ink reported.