The secondhand market stalls have operated outside the St. Jacobus Church for the last two years. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Improvised ‘Little Market’ Brings Relief To Low-Income Families

Brooklyn, Business, Latino, Women November 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Latinas in Sunset Park achieve financial independence by selling secondhand goods outside the St. Jacobus Church in Brooklyn, El Diario reports.

Miguel Tolentino, 50, from Mexico, applied for the pardon. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hundreds Get Pardoned for Misdemeanors

African American, Government, Latino, Manhattan November 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Hundreds of New Yorkers, mostly African Americans and Latinos, benefited from the Manhattan DA’s Clean Slate program at a Harlem church, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Guadalupe Ramos via Diario de México)

DACA, DAPA and Mexican Immigrants

Government, Immigration, Mexican November 20, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Although tens of thousands of Mexicans are eligible for deferred action in spite of legal challenges, most are failing to apply, Diario de México reports.

Preserving a Musical Tradition With a Children’s Book

Preserving a Musical Tradition With a Children’s Book

Mexican, New York, South American, Video November 20, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Musician Zenén Zeferino has written a children’s book to teach the younger generation about the musical genre of Son Jarocho. He speaks to CUNY TV’s “Nueva York.” Also featured on the episode: the role Instituto Cervantes plays in the lives of Hispanics, and Colombian immigrant writer Matilde Galeano tells her story.

Ritchie Torres (William Alatriste for New York City Council, via City Limits)

Envisioning Changes for Public Housing in NYC

Black, Bronx, Government, Housing, Latino November 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

City Council member Ritchie Torres, who grew up in public housing in the Bronx, has embraced some controversial proposals to address NYCHA’s problems, writes City Limits.

A Multivenue Reflection on the Young Lords

A Multivenue Reflection on the Young Lords

Latino, New York, Video November 19, 2015 at 4:32 pm

In a segment of “Arts in the City,” filmed at the three sites of the “Presente! The Young Lords of New York!” exhibition, the CUNY TV show speaks to former members of the Puerto Rican activist group.

Antonio Reynoso (Photo by William Alatriste/Flickr via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reynoso on Cleaning up North Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Dominican, Politics November 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle profiles Brooklyn City Council member Antonio Reynoso.

Belkis Lora, the relative of one of the victims, places a white rose on the memorial. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Relatives Hold Emotional Memorial for Flight 587

Dominican, Queens, Transportation November 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Unlike last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived punctually for the 14th anniversary memorial of the tragedy, El Diario reports.

Photo from Nicolas Enriquez's "Bloodline" series.

Capturing Intimate Moments of the Latin Kings

Brooklyn, Latino November 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm

During his studies at the International Center of Photography, Nicolas Enriquez took on the ambitious project of photographing the private lives of members of the Latin Kings, reports Bushwick Daily.

Carlos Preciado, manager of Mexican restaurant Crema, in Chelsea, said that the establishment was robbed by men wielding a machete in 2014. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Call to Regulate Machetes in NY

Latino, New York November 11, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Recent incidents involving an emblem of the struggle of peasant workers in Latin America have revived demands to modify state laws, El Diario reports.

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

Health, Puerto Rican, Southeast Asian, Video, Women November 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at how the debt crisis in Puerto Rico is fueling arguments over the island’s status. The episode also features a project that gives free breast cancer screening to the uninsured, as well as a Philippine gold exhibition at the Asia Society.

Chef Kelvin Fernandez at the new restaurant Barcelona Bites on West 242nd St. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

‘Edgy Latin Cuisine’ in Riverdale

Bronx, Dominican, Food, Latino, Mexican November 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

A diverse team led by chef Kelvin Fernandez brings “edgy Latin cuisine” to Riverdale, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominicans Leaving NYC for Cheaper Locales

Demographics, Dominican, New York November 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm

The high cost of living in New York is prompting Dominicans to move to such states as Florida and New Jersey, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Lucía Campes, owner of Sweet Coffee, would have to lay off staff to confront a minimum wage hike (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Latino Small Businesses Worry About a $15 Minimum Wage

Labor, Latino November 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Latino small business owners warn that Albany’s plans to raise the minimum wage to $15 would hurt them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Astoria Post)

Another Food Truck Stops Serving

Food, Mexican, Queens November 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Mexico Blvd.’s food truck won’t be serving the lunchtime crowd in midtown anymore, reports Astoria Post.