Pommes Frites in November 2014 (Photo by Jazz Guy, Creative Commons license)

East Village’s Pommes Frites Heads West

Business, Manhattan June 29, 2015 at 1:55 pm

The owners of Pommes Frites have found a new location in the West Village for the Belgian fries eatery devastated by the East Village explosion in March. But not everyone is happy about the move, reports The Jewish Daily Forward in an interview with co-owner Omer Shorshi.

The message posted on a wall of Caffe Bene in Palisades Park asks customers not to download anything with copyright restrictions. (Photo via The Korea Times)

‘Please Do Not Download Any Content with Copyright Restriction’

Business, East Asian, Technology June 26, 2015 at 11:54 am

Korean-owned coffee shops face problems with illegal downloads taking place on their premises, The Korea Times reports.

(Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Hotel Biz Booming in South Bronx

Bronx, Business June 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm

New hotels are opening in the South Bronx, offering tourists a glimpse of a borough they rarely visit, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Assemblyman Ron Kim, flanked by members of the Korean-American Nail Salon Association, explaining the NYS nail salon bill at a press conference in Flushing on June 22. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Nail Salon Owners Welcome NYS Law

Business, East Asian, New York June 24, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Korean nail salon owners were happy that the bill just passed in the NYS legislature did not adopt all of the sweeping regulations originally proposed, Korea Daily reports.

Ramón Eduardo, founder of Il Forno Bakery in Hunts Point, Bronx. (Image via video)

A Family’s Bread and Butter

Bronx, Business, Food June 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

Ramón Eduardo runs Il Forno Bakery in Hunts Point with the help of his children. In a NYCity News Service video, the native of the Dominican Republic says that those raised in the U.S., his children included, do not have the same hunger for success as immigrants do.

Ireneusz Furman, owner of Polish American Bureau in Garfield, NJ estimates that his clients wire some $50,000 a month to Poland. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Poles Remit Nearly $1 Billion a Year Home

Business, Immigration, New York, Western European June 22, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Poles in the U.S. send nearly $1 billion a year back to Poland via money transfer services such as the Polish American Bureau in Garfield, New Jersey, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Blimpie's franchisees Rahul Arora, left, and brother Rohit Arora, right, with Pat Conlin, a Long Island area developer. (Photo via Desi Talk)

Indian Americans and Franchises

Business, East Asian, Long Island June 19, 2015 at 4:53 pm

With many Indian Americans finding success in the franchise business, they are likely to have a noticeable presence at the International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center, reports Desi Talk, which profiles two brothers running a sub shop on Long Island.

On Mott Street (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

South Asian Businesses Making Inroads in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Manhattan, South Asian June 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

More and more gift shops in Chinatown are being run by South Asians, some of whom are subletting from Chinese businesses that hold 10-year leases, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Smuggled cigarettes displayed in a picture on WeChat posted by a vendor. (Courtesy photo sent to World Journal)

Market Booms for Smuggled Cigarettes in Chinese Community

Business, East Asian, New York June 15, 2015 at 5:14 pm

The black market for smuggled cigarettes in the Chinese community provides not just cheaper options but also flavors from home not found in the U.S., reports World Journal.

At the ninth annual procurement fair (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Boosting Business for Minority and Women-Owned Enterprises

Black, Business, Latino, Women June 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

A procurement meeting brought together women and minority-owned businesses and city and state agencies recently, Manhattan Times reports.

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

Eric Glisson has big plans for his Bronx business, Fresh Take Juice Bar, which he started after serving nearly 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit.

Ayman Alim, of the Super Star Deli in Rego Park, with the three types of containers he uses in his store – aluminum, Styrofoam and plastic. (Photo by Liz Rhoades via Queens Chronicle)

Queens Business Owners Weigh in on Styrofoam Ban

Business, Food, Government, Queens June 5, 2015 at 7:35 pm

A restaurant owner and a deli owner tell Queens Chronicle how the impending citywide Styrofoam ban could affect small businesses like theirs.

Willets Point auto shop owners say they're not leaving until the city helps secure they're new location. (Photo by Cristina Schreil, via Queens Chronicle)

Willets Point Group Hunkers Down Despite Scheduled Eviction

Bronx, Business, Government, Queens, Real Estate June 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

The auto shop owners of Sunset Cooperative in Willets Point, Queens, were supposed to be out of their units by June 1, but they say they’re not going anywhere and are on a hunger strike until progress is made on their new location in the Bronx, report Queens papers.

Attendees call for more affordable housing as MinKwon Center’s Grace Shim, at microphone, speaks against any displacement of existing residents due to the proposed Flushing West project. A meeting was held May 21 at Flushing Town Hall.

Flushing Residents Speak Up About Waterfront Project

Business, Housing, Queens May 29, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Concerned and skeptical Flushing residents raised questions about a waterfront rezoning plan at a recent city planning meeting, reports Queens Chronicle.

(Photo via World Journal)

Owner of Nail Salon in NYT Story Tells His Side

Business, Labor, Media, New York May 28, 2015 at 6:40 pm

The now former owner of a nail salon mentioned in the New York Times piece on the industry tells World Journal that the story misrepresents salon practices due to miscommunication and an over-reliance on the testimony of workers, who in actuality hold the bargaining power.