Marble Hill Salon owner Roosevelt "Rosie" Spivey under new signage at his barbershop, the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, on May 14. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Neighborhood Barbershop Staying Put

Bronx, Business May 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm

A nearly five-month battle to stay open ended in triumph for the Marble Hill International Unisex Salon, which has served as a community gathering spot for 53 years, reports The Riverdale Press.

The interior of an Iris Nail shop on Madison Ave. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Specific Steps Urged to Delay Crackdown on Nail Salons

Business, East Asian, Media, New York May 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Politicians in the Korean community met with industry representatives to discuss ways to avoid a crackdown by state authorities on the salons, Korea Daily reports.

Ruperto Morocho dishes up Hispanic-inspired dishes at his restaurant, El Nuevo Delicioso. He is famous for his roasted chicken, which he makes with a recipe he created with his wife 25 years ago (Photo by Michaela Ross for Voices of NY)

Bronx Co-op Bolsters Food Businesses in Face of Development

Bronx, Business, Featured Posts, Food, Immigration, Video May 19, 2015 at 4:15 pm

The United Business Cooperative supports and educates local immigrant entrepreneurs in the food industry, as new clientele and businesses move in to Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

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Calls for M/WBEs in LaGuardia Project

Business, Queens, Women May 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Community groups and activists want minority- and women-owned businesses to make up at least 35 percent of those involved in the reconstruction of Terminal B, reports Times Ledger.

Roosevelt Avenue in Queens (Photo via Queens Latino)

Opinion: Supporters of Roosevelt Avenue BID Engage in ‘Magical Thinking’

Business, Immigration, Opinion, Queens May 15, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Supporters of the Roosevelt Avenue BID haven’t analyzed how local, immigrant-owned businesses may be affected, argues an opinion piece in Queens Latino.

Image via Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "New York Slave Market About 1730."

Recognizing How Slaves Helped Build NYC

Black, Brooklyn, Business, History, Manhattan May 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A marker or monument recognizing the contribution of slaves to the founding and growth of NYC has been approved by the City Council and should go up some time this summer in Lower Manhattan, The Amsterdam News reports.

(Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

Famous Polish Grocer Closing

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European, Real Estate May 15, 2015 at 3:03 pm

A famous Polish grocer in Greenwood Heights is closing and the building will be converted into apartments, Nowy Dziennik reports.

Kulwinder "Jani" Singh, co-owner of Punjabi Grocery & Deli, from Tribeca Film Festival video.

A Taxi Stand to Save Punjabi Deli – But ‘There’s a Catch’

Business, Manhattan, South Asian May 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Punjabi Deli on the Lower East side relies on the business of cabbies. A proposal for a “temporary stand” hasn’t mollified the deli owners, The Lo-Down reports.

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Chinese Nail Salons React to Cuomo’s Action

Business, East Asian, Immigration, New York May 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

World Journal reports on Chinese owners and workers at nail salons reacting to the news that Gov. Andrew Cuomo would tighten regulations on the industry.

Yisrael Mizrachi (Photo by Marisa Scheinfeld via The Jewish Daily Forward)

In Brooklyn, a ‘Little Bit of a Missionary’ for Jewish Texts

Brooklyn, Business, Jewish May 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm

Yisrael Mizrahi runs Mizrahi Bookstore, a shop with more than 60,000 books in stock – some dating as far back as the Middle Ages – that also relies on an Internet connection. The Jewish Daily Forward pays a visit.

The interior of an Iris Nail shop on Madison Ave. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Nail Salon Owners Deny Wage Abuses

Business, East Asian, Labor, New York May 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

Korean nail salon owners disputed the detailed New York Times report on wage theft and labor abuses in the industry in articles that ran in The Korea Times and Korea Daily.

SkyView Center (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Flushing Sees More Brand-Name Shops

Business, Queens May 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

More and more brand name shops are opening in Flushing, drawing customers and boosting its image, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Henna art done by Farzana Fatema (Photo courtesy of Farzana Fatema via Times Ledger)

A Grassroots Henna Business in Queens

Business, Queens, South Asian May 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Bangladesh native Farzana Fatema turned her hobby of henna tattooing into a business thanks to social media, reports Times Ledger.

Public Advocate Letitia James rallying support for the Nail Salon Health and Safety Bill. (Photo courtesy of @TishJames via Queens Courier)

Letitia James Advocates for Nail Salon Safety Bill

Business, Government, Health, Manhattan May 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James spoke outside City Hall in support of the City Council bill, which would require nail salons to register with the Health Department, reports Queens Courier.

Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer meeting with the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce recently. (Photo courtesy of SBS via Times Ledger)

Helping Immigrant Businesses in the City

Business, Immigration, New York May 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The city’s Department of Small Business Services will be advertising in five languages to let immigrants know about the resources and information available to help them start, operate and grow businesses, reports Times Ledger.