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#HackHarlem Sparks Ideas

Black, Business, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Technology, Video March 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

On March 21, #HackHarlem was held for 12 hours to develop ideas for new apps to benefit Harlem.

Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air (Photo via Korea Daily)

Suit Against Korean Air Brought in US Court

Business, East Asian March 25, 2015 at 2:51 pm

The flight attendant who served Cho Hyun-ah, the former vice president of Korean Air who forced a plane to return to the gate, has sued both Cho and the airline in NYS Supreme Court in Queens County, Korea Daily reports.

Kellie Terry, executive director at The Point CDC, speaks at a forum at Hostos Community College on March 18, about the need for environmentally-friendly businesses. (Photo by Annamarya Scaccia via The Hunts Point Express)

Ensuring Eco-Friendly Biz in South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Environment, Health March 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Community activists want the city to require environmental impact statements from businesses located in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.

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Chinese Lawyer Eyes a ‘Night Market’ in Queens

Business, East Asian, Food, Queens March 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

A Chinese-American lawyer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to open a night market in Queens in April, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Mark Crispin Miller, right, said powerful forces have long been working to push Manhattan’s property values through the roof. Other panelists included, from left, Jenny Dubnau, Alfred Placeras, Steve Null, Steven Barrison, moderator Lincoln Anderson and Bob Perl. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via The Villager)

A Way to Save NYC’s Small Businesses?

Business, New York March 13, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Panelists at a recent forum urged the City Council to pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act to help businesses in the city in their negotiations with landlords, The Villager reports.

Street vendors on Roosevelt Ave. were also included in plans for developing the BID (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Roosevelt Avenue BID Set to Expand

Business, Latino, Queens March 9, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Under the leadership of a new director, the 82nd St. Partnership, also known as the Roosevelt Ave. BID, is set to expand. Leslie Ramos included Latino vendors and others in the discussions, and people are positive about the agreement, which still must undergo an approval process, El Diario reports.

Onions and potatoes stacked high at the Hunts Point Produce Market (Photo by eeems, Creative Commons license)

Hunts Point Market to Get a Boost

Bronx, Business March 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

The Hunts Point Market may get a boost of $150 million over 12 years to shore up infrastructure and open up new space, wholesalers were surprised and please to learn recently, The Hunts Point Express reports.

Radek Kucharski (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish ‘Zappies’ in the Heart of Greenpoint

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Food March 3, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Early, a new Polish-owned cafe, has opened in Greenpoint and features Polish items on its menu, including the “zappie,” reports Nowy Dziennik.

Forest Hills Asian Association co-founder Edwin Wong (center), state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. and others celebrate the official launch of the newly formed civic group at a Lunar New Year celebration at Jade Eatery on Feb. 24. (Photo via Queens Chronicle)

Asian Association to Serve All of Forest Hills

Asian, Business, Queens March 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

The Forest Hills Asian Association looks to help people and businesses from all backgrounds, reports the Queens Chronicle.

Panelists Kathryn Finney and Keith Klain at Digital.NYC’s Five Borough Tour at Per Scholas on Feb. 25.  (Photo by Joe Hirsch via Mott Haven Herald)

Bringing Tech Start-Ups to the South Bronx

Bronx, Business, Technology March 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

A recent forum sponsored by Digital.NYC in the South Bronx brought together tech entrepreneurs, job seekers and city officials to explore the area’s potential for more tech business, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Gentrification Frontier

Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Gentrification Frontier

Black, Brooklyn, Business, Housing, Video February 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

The Feb. 25 episode of “Independent Sources” is dedicated to Bedford Stuyvesant, which reported the largest percentage increase of whites in the city between 2000 and 2010. What is driving the arrival of the newcomers? How are the changes affecting longtime Black residents?

Waejong Kim, a co-owner of Loopy Mango, wearing a hat she knitted (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Starts Loopy Knitting Craze

Business, East Asian, New York February 18, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Korean Waejong Kim, co-owner of the Loopy Mango yarn store in SoHo, has seen the store’s signature yarn products take off globally, Korea Daily reports.

Carlos Menchaca at a Red Hook event last year. (Photo via The Red Hook Star Revue)

Opinion: Menchaca ‘Has Held Fast to Principles’

Brooklyn, Business, Opinion, Politics February 6, 2015 at 5:40 pm

The Red Hook Star-Revue offers a spirited defense of Carlos Menchaca, who was ousted as co-leader of the Brooklyn City Council delegation on Feb. 5.

"The Renny" (Photo via Caribbean Life)

A Bid to Save Harlem’s Historic ‘Renny’

Black, Business, History, Manhattan February 6, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Caribbean Life writes about Harlem’s historic theater complex, The Renny, and moves afoot to save it from demolition.

Chinatown Meat Market Closes after Half a Century

Chinatown Meat Market Closes after Half a Century

Business, East Asian, Food, History, Manhattan February 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm

Han May Meat Co., a Chinatown fixture for half a century, has closed, reports World Journal.