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.
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.
Caribbean Life writes about Harlem’s historic theater complex, The Renny, and moves afoot to save it from demolition.
Han May Meat Co., a Chinatown fixture for half a century, has closed, reports World Journal.
Siblings Carolina and David Bustamante co-own Gallo Restaurant, opened by their father, a Colombian native, who in 2001 saw a chance to revitalize the village of Patchogue-Medford through the then-untapped Latino population, reports Long Island Wins.
Uniqulee, a store unlike any other in Chinatown, sells handcrafts and memorabilia collected from around the world by its owner Lee Chan, reports Sing Tao Daily.
Korean nail salons in New York are selling their businesses to Chinese owners, Korea Daily reports.
Opened in 2000, Flushing Mall once drew crowds and eager tenants. Now closed, it will be torn down to make way for a new mixed-use development, Sing Tao Daily reports.
Q Cigars in Inwood has been family-operated since 1891 and providing quality cigars throughout decades of severed ties between Cuba and the U.S., reports Manhattan Times.
BRIC is hosting a town hall on gentrification in Brooklyn on Jan. 28, urging all voices in the borough to #BHeard.
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.
El Diario investigates the lucrative yet dangerous business of selling untaxed cigarettes on the streets with a report from Yonkers.
“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.
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.
Locals and business owners weigh in on the new faces, businesses and prices in Central Harlem, in a video in City Limits.