A store on Union St. near Flushing Commons (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Merchants Suffer During Flushing Commons Construction

Business, East Asian, Queens July 31, 2015 at 11:03 pm

Korean merchants along Union Street in Flushing are suffering declining sales and blame the Flushing Commons development, Korea Daily reports.

Bodega owner Juan Soto opened his 103 Manhattan Grocery Corp. in 1995 in the Upper West Side. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

The Legacy of the Dominican Bodega

Business, Dominican, New York July 31, 2015 at 2:30 pm

El Diario takes a look at a history of tenacity and determination, even through hard times.

Workers cheering the decision by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers to $15 an hour. (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Community Assesses Minimum Wage Hike

Business, East Asian, Labor July 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Mixed views emerged from the Chinese community in NYC about the July 21 decision to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A couple of weeks ago, the businesses of an entire block in Washington Heights, mostly Latino owned, had to close because of the high rent. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Embattled By High Rents, Small Businesses Press For Action

Business, Latino, Manhattan, New York July 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Washington Heights merchants ask the city to approve the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, El Diario reports.

Representatives of the Korean community in Palisades Park at a briefing on July 15 following the revocation of the parking fee increase. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Opinion: In Palisades Park, Korean Clout at Work

Business, East Asian, Metro Area, Opinion July 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The Korean community in Palisades Park, New Jersey, has succeeded in getting the mayor to reverse a plan to increase parking fees in the business area, which is dominated by Korean-owned businesses, Korea Daily reports.

Assi Plaza, part of the Flushing waterfront plot recently purchased for development by Chinese-American and Chinese companies. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Money from China to Build a New Complex in Flushing

Business, East Asian, Queens, Real Estate July 21, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Chinese investors are joining Chinese-American investors to help develop some waterfront property in Flushing, Sing Tao Daily reports.

A customer of the seafood shop got a ticket right after he parked his car behind a bus. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Relocated Bus Stop in Chinatown Causes New Troubles

Business, East Asian, Manhattan July 20, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Two bus companies have a new stop on Allen Street in Chinatown, and businesses are complaining that customers and delivery trucks are having trouble parking, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Pedro Estevez of the United Auto Merchants Association addressing fellow auto workers at a July 9 meeting on Jerome Ave. (Photo by Cole Rosengren via Hunts Point Express)

Readying Hunts Point for Auto Shops

Bronx, Business, Environment July 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Auto shops that vacated Willets Point in Queens may soon settle in their new home in Hunts Point, which they say will be environmentally friendly, reports Hunt Point Express.

Pedro Estevez speaks with city planners from the Department of City Planning, Paul Philps (far left) and Jessica Ortiz. (Photo by William Mathis via Norwood News)

Jerome Avenue Rezoning Worries Auto Shop Owners

Bronx, Business July 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Jerome Avenue auto mechanics worry that their businesses will be driven out by rezoning plans, Norwood News reports.

Zofia Rybilas in her cosmetics store in Greenpoint. (Photo by Anna Arciszewska via Nowy Dziennik)

From Greenpoint to Ridgewood, Polish Adapt

Brooklyn, Business, Eastern European July 9, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Polish-owned businesses in Brooklyn are changing with the times in Greenpoint or leaving for Ridgewood, where rents are cheaper and business is good, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Attorney Henry Jung (Photo courtesy of Henry Jung)

Korean Business Owners Held Liable for Harassment

Business, East Asian, New York July 8, 2015 at 5:26 pm

To avoid being held liable for actions by employees, say lawyers, Korean business owners and employers should offer employees anti-harassment and anti-discrimination education and training, The Korea Times reports.

Rep. Yvette Clarke (Photo via Our Times Press)

Clarke Calls for Review of City Contracting

Black, Business, Government, New York, Women July 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Rep. Yvette Clarke called for city officials to review and overhaul procedures for contracting with minority and women-owned business, Our Times Press reports exclusively.

Robert McDaniels, a  Bedford Park resident, has been a street vendor for over 10 years. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Will More Vendors Hurt the Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Food July 8, 2015 at 11:05 am

Business improvement districts in the Bronx worry that allowing more street vendors will create problems, Norwood News reports.

Jian Chang meat shop is the latest victim of changing times in Chinatown (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Another Meat Shop Closes in Chinatown

Business, East Asian, Food, Manhattan July 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Another traditional meat merchant operating in Chinatown has fallen victim to changing times and falling sales, and its owner will now focus on wholesale business, Sing Tao Daily reports, while other meat shops diversify the products they sell.

A shop-in-a-shop, Han Yang Books & Music in Flushing with Paris Baguette (Courtesy of Han Yang Books & Music)

Korean Retailers Combine Forces

Business, East Asian, Metro Area July 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Some Korean bookstores are deciding to open a shop-within-a-shop, adding coffee shops or other vendors, to reduce costs and boost sales, reports Korea Daily.