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First place winner Vander Carter (Photo by Gregg Richards via Brooklyn brief)

Brooklyn Start-Ups Get a Boost

Brooklyn, Business December 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

Brooklyn start-ups got a boost from the Brooklyn Public Library’s 11th annual PowerUP! competition, Brooklyn brief reports.

Nam Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers St. in New York's Chinatown (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

An Immigrant Returns: How to Preserve the Past?

In the last of three articles, Sing Tao Daily reporter Rong Xiaoqing returns to China and assesses development and ways to preserve the past.

Mitsuwa Prepares for the Japanese New Year

Mitsuwa Prepares for the Japanese New Year

Business, East Asian, Featured Posts, Metro Area, Voices' Picks December 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Mitsuwa, the largest Japanese supermarket in the tristate area, has seen a decline in Japanese customers since the 1990s but many turn out in December as the community gears up for New Year’s.

Juan Camilo (Photo via El Diario)

Dominican Puts ‘Cerveza’ on the Upper Manhattan Map

Business, Dominican, Manhattan December 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Less than two years ago, Juan Camilo left his Wall Street job to establish Dyckman Beer, El Diario reports.

The dispatch room at Good Luck Car Service in New YOrk. (Photo by Yiqin Shen for Voices of NY)

Chinese Car Service Fends Off Uber

Good Luck Car Service plans to introduce a new mobile app to help it deal with competition from Uber and other e-hailing cab services.

Bringing Brazilian Crafts to New York

Bringing Brazilian Crafts to New York

A Spaniard who once lived in Brazil sells unusual handicrafts through her Brazilian Home Collection business in Passaic, New Jersey, and in Bryant Park in Manhattan.

According to Census figures, 54.6% of the population of the Bronx is of Latino origin. (Photo by Franklin Ramos via El Diario)

A New Bronx?

Bronx, Business, Housing, Latino November 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

In the new Bronx, there are new businesses and new developments but there’s still poverty and housing displacement, El Diario reports.

Samuel "Sam" Hargress Jr., owner of Paris Blues. (Photo by Ron Scott via Amsterdam News)

Getting the ‘Paris Blues’ in Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan November 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Harlem bar and jazz club Paris Blues celebrates 45 years as a Harlem institution. Amsterdam News speaks to owner Samuel “Sam” Hargress Jr., who has been there since its opening in 1969.

Leslie Ramos (Photo via Queens Latino)

82nd Street Partnership Names New Leader

Business, Queens October 30, 2014 at 8:59 pm

The 82nd Street Partnership, the BID in Jackson Heights, has a new executive director, Leslie A. Ramos.

Will fierce competition cause Chinese-owned liquor stores to end up like the restaurants and supermarkets no longer in operation? (Photo by Hubert Lu via World Journal)

Competition Intensifies among Chinese-Run Liquor Stores

Business, East Asian October 27, 2014 at 7:26 pm

With more and more Chinese-run liquor stores getting licensed, fierce competition may drive some out of business, reports World Journal.

The city promises a 'holistic' approach to rezoning a corridor along Jerome Avenue. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Bronx Bureau)

Will Jerome Avenue Go the Way of Willets Point?

Bronx, Business, Housing October 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Some worry that rezoning a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx would displace one of the city’s few remaining concentrations of auto service businesses, reports Bronx Bureau.

Rodolfo Munoz, owner of Jalisco Tacos, which he says was the first taqueria in the area when when it opened in the 1980s. (Photo by Ana M. Rodriguez via Mott Haven Herald)

In SW Bronx, Mexicans Take Over Businesses

Bronx, Business, Mexican October 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Businesses are changing hands in neighborhoods like Mott Haven, turning over from Dominican and Puerto Rican to Mexican ownership as members of the older generation retire and move to warmer climes, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Advocates and community members rallied for more affordable housing at Astoria Cove. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan/ Voices of NY)

Astoria Cove: No Affordable Units for Most Needy

Business, Featured Posts, Housing, Queens, Voices' Picks October 20, 2014 at 6:43 pm

The Astoria Cove rezoning will set the bar for de Blasio’s affordable housing policy over the next few years. But as the plan stands, will it help the New Yorkers who need it most?

Rendering of the space where empty lots currently stand. (Image via Brooklyn Brief)

Empty Lots in Brooklyn to Become Affordable Spaces

Brooklyn, Business October 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

The [Re]New Lots Markets & Artist Incubator Project is turning two vacant lots in East New York into affordable spaces for artists and retailers, reports Brooklyn Brief.

(Photo via World Journal)

Future Bleak for Small Businesses in Flushing?

Business, East Asian, Queens October 15, 2014 at 6:01 pm

As development in downtown Flushing drives up rent and property taxes, small businesses must relocate, sublet, split and rent out space, or lay off employees, World Journal finds.