The Shop Around the Corner: Celebrating New York’s Immigrant Businesses

Saturday, May 11, 2019

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street

The Shop Around the Corner: Celebrating New York’s Immigrant Businesses is a symposium discussing the different aspects of running a small business in an immigrant community. Throughout the day we will hear from Karla and James Murray  authors of Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New YorkNew York NightsStore Front II- A History Preserved and Broken Windows-Graffiti NYC; several business owners including Madonia Bakery owner Peter Madonia, Yajaira Saavedra from Mexican restaurant La Morada and Dechen and Kunsang Kelden co-owners of Do Kham, a Tibetan clothing store; John Guzek, Senior Program Manager of the Department of Small Business Services , Daniel Alam Technology and Economic Development Policy Analyst for Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and City Council Member Ben Kallos. Karla and James Murray will provide a history of small businesses in New York City. The small business owners will discuss what it is like to keep a business alive amongst changing populations and increasing development pressures. John Guzek will discuss what services the Dept. of Small Business Services offers business owners and Ben Kallos and Daniel Alam will cover what the City is doing to help to small, legacy and immigrant businesses. Following the panels we will have a lunch provided by legacy NYC restaurants, and then a tour of Yorkville led by Jill Eisner.

$10 / $15  Door tickets also available

price includes panels, lunch and walking tour


Co-sponsored by Six to Celebrate group Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Council Member Benjamin Kallos.

Help preserve New York’s architectural history with a contribution to HDC

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