Post Tagged with: "small businesses"

The new store, with the old name, on Mott St. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Suspicious Twin of an Old Brand Name, in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan February 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

What’s in a name? Paul Eng, whose family owned and ran the original Fong Inn Too in Chinatown, charges trademark infringement by a new shop in the same location, Sing Tao Daily reports.

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.

Mohammed Kamara in good spirits at his store. (Photo by Emily Rostek via BKReader)

Liberian Tries to Save His Store

African, Brooklyn, Business February 2, 2018 at 2:22 pm

BK Reader reports on the plight of a Liberian immigrant who is trying to save his hardware store in Crown Heights.

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.

El Barrio residents discuss the election of a new District 8 council member. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

District 8 Residents Call for More Protections for the Poor

Elections 2017, Manhattan September 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Ahead of the primary election, the residents of the area comprising East Harlem and the South Bronx are hoping that the new council member will protect tenants and small business owners, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

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.

(Photo by Ted Eytan, Creative Commons license)

How a ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Affected Korean Businesses

Business, East Asian, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Korean small business owners who rely on Hispanic employees speak to Korea Daily about the impact of the “day without immigrants” and their thoughts on the protest.

This building on Roosevelt and 77th Street will be demolished to erect a 7-story commercial and residential building with parking. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Change Coming to Roosevelt Ave.

Business, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

The announced demolition of two buildings along Roosevelt Avenue raises worries of displacement for minority-owned businesses and gentrification in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

Diners at a Chinese restaurant (Photo via World Journal)

Chinese Businesses Worry About Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian January 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Owners of Chinese restaurants and some food shops are complaining about the business costs of the recent increase in the minimum wage mandated by New York state, reports World Journal.

Andy Francella, first from the right, with his associates Anthony Lalli and Mitzi, Andrea and Nicole Cabezas, at The Biz’s headquarters in Larchmont. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Westchester Latino Teenager Promotes Youths in Business

Business, Metro Area, Youth January 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

In Larchmont, New York, a Latino teenager has started his own small business to promote other teen and child entrepreneurs in the area, Westchester Hispano reports.

At Dec. 6 small business conference held by the Asian American Federation, Ikhwan Rim, left, president of the Flushing Union Street Small Business Association speaks. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Asian Small Businesses Grow in NYC

Business, East Asian, New York December 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm

Asian-owned small businesses have fueled economic growth in NYC, according to a report by the Asian American Federation. Korea Daily writes about the release of the report.

(Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘Top Donut Shop’ is Greenpoint Mom-and-Pop Store

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European December 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm

After more than 60 years in business, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop continues to serve longtime Polish residents of Greenpoint, as well as their recently arrived neighbors. Brooklyn Daily Eagle stops by the bakery.

Ron Kim and small business owners and employees will rally in Albany against the state's nail salon law. (Photo courtesy of Ron Kim via Times Ledger)

In Albany, Nail Salon Workers to Ask for a ‘Fair Shot’

East Asian, Government, Labor, New York February 26, 2016 at 5:41 pm

State Assembly member Ron Kim and representatives from Chinese and Korean nail salon groups will lead a protest in Albany Feb. 29 against what they consider unfair targeting of the industry by the state, reports Times Ledger.

Leticia Pazmina, with small business owners Blanca Narváez and Elia Campos, asked the mayor for more affordable housing to keep their customers and businesses. (Photo via El Diario)

Will Affordable Housing Hurt Latino Small Businesses?

Business, Housing, Latino, New York February 19, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Immigrant small-business owners fear that the mayor’s rezoning plans will displace their clientele and rents will go up, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

“We have been working in this business for 18 years and everything we have done to improve it has been with our own resources, without anyone’s help. We have learned from our mistakes and have faced great challenges to stay afloat.” Juan Salvador Inga, co-owner of Sabor Latino restaurant on Junction Boulevard. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Impacto Latino News)

The Challenges Jackson Heights Entrepreneurs Face

Business, Queens November 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Small business owners in Jackson Heights list the challenges they face, including high rents, lack of parking spaces, street vendors, “bailaderos” (dance clubs) and regulations, Impacto Latin News reports.