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Roosevelt "Rosey" Spivey, 75, cutting hair at the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon on Jan. 15, 2015. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Future Cut Short for Beloved Bronx Barbershop?

Black, Bronx, Business January 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

After 53 years of cutting hair at Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, owner Roosevelt “Rosey” Spivey received a 30-day notice to vacate the premises. Patrons tell The Riverdale Press what the barbershop has meant to them and the neighborhood.

These cigarette packs carry tax stamps of the state of Virginia. (Photo via El Diario)

Cigarette Peddlers Worry Yonkers Residents

Business, Crime, Metro Area January 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm

El Diario investigates the lucrative yet dangerous business of selling untaxed cigarettes on the streets with a report from Yonkers.

Musicians and cast members of “Brer Rabbit the Opera: A Funky Meditation on Gentrification" (Photo by Elizabeth Graham via The Brooklyn Paper)

‘A Funky Meditation on Gentrification’

Black, Business, Housing January 22, 2015 at 4:25 pm

“Brer Rabbit the Opera: A Funky Meditation on Gentrification” by Bedford–Stuyvesant performance artist Aisha Cousins tells a story of gentrification with the help of African folk tales and funk music, reports The Brooklyn Paper.

An employee of “Forever Together” putting up a poster in Chinese in Flushing. (Photo courtesy of Forever Together)

Korean Businesses Chasing Chinese Customers

Business, East Asian, Queens January 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

With the market for Korean customers saturated, Korean businesses in NY are hiring Chinese speakers and advertising directly to Chinese customers, The Korea Times reports.

Central Harlem (Screenshot via video)

Renaissance or Gentrification in Central Harlem?

Business, Manhattan January 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Locals and business owners weigh in on the new faces, businesses and prices in Central Harlem, in a video in City Limits.

Helena Bakke and daughter Arlene Rutuelo will close Nordic Delicacies at the end of January. (Photo via Home Reporter)

Nordic Stronghold in Brooklyn Closing Shop

Brooklyn, Business, Northern Europe January 6, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Nordic Delicacies, which once catered to a bustling Scandinavian community in Bay Ridge, is going out of business after nearly three decades, according to Home Reporter.

First place winner Vander Carter (Photo by Gregg Richards via Brooklyn brief)

Brooklyn Start-Ups Get a Boost

Brooklyn, Business December 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

Brooklyn start-ups got a boost from the Brooklyn Public Library’s 11th annual PowerUP! competition, Brooklyn brief reports.

Nam Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers St. in New York's Chinatown (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

An Immigrant Returns: How to Preserve the Past?

In the last of three articles, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing returns to China and assesses development and ways to preserve the past.

Mitsuwa Prepares for the Japanese New Year

Mitsuwa Prepares for the Japanese New Year

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, Metro Area, Voices' Picks December 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Mitsuwa, the largest Japanese supermarket in the tristate area, has seen a decline in Japanese customers since the 1990s but many turn out in December as the community gears up for New Year’s.

Juan Camilo (Photo via El Diario)

Dominican Puts ‘Cerveza’ on the Upper Manhattan Map

Business, Dominican, Manhattan December 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Less than two years ago, Juan Camilo left his Wall Street job to establish Dyckman Beer, El Diario reports.

The dispatch room at Good Luck Car Service in New YOrk. (Photo by Yiqin Shen for Voices of NY)

Chinese Car Service Fends Off Uber

Good Luck Car Service plans to introduce a new mobile app to help it deal with competition from Uber and other e-hailing cab services.

Bringing Brazilian Crafts to New York

Bringing Brazilian Crafts to New York

A Spaniard who once lived in Brazil sells unusual handicrafts through her Brazilian Home Collection business in Passaic, New Jersey, and in Bryant Park in Manhattan.

According to Census figures, 54.6% of the population of the Bronx is of Latino origin. (Photo by Franklin Ramos via El Diario)

A New Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Housing, Latino November 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

In the new Bronx, there are new businesses and new developments but there’s still poverty and housing displacement, El Diario reports.

Samuel "Sam" Hargress Jr., owner of Paris Blues. (Photo by Ron Scott via Amsterdam News)

Getting the ‘Paris Blues’ in Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan November 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Harlem bar and jazz club Paris Blues celebrates 45 years as a Harlem institution. Amsterdam News speaks to owner Samuel “Sam” Hargress Jr., who has been there since its opening in 1969.

Leslie Ramos (Photo via Queens Latino)

82nd Street Partnership Names New Leader

Business, Queens October 30, 2014 at 8:59 pm

The 82nd Street Partnership, the BID in Jackson Heights, has a new executive director, Leslie A. Ramos.